Disciplinary Actions

The information in this section is intended to provide public notice of disciplinary action by the Department of State Health Services and the Division for Regulatory Services, Compliance Unit and is not intended to reflect the specific findings of either entity.

This information may not reflect any number of factors including, but not limited to, the severity of harm to a patient, any mitigating factors, or a provider/certificant's disciplinary history. This listing is not intended as a guide to the level of sanctions appropriate for a particular act of misconduct. 

The following links can be used for reference:

Texas Health and Safety Code
Texas Administrative Code
EMS Rules (Title 25, Part I, Chapter 157 of the Texas Administrative Code)
TDSHS Index of EMS/Trauma Systems Policies
To find all Texas laws and codes, go to on Texas.gov.


Reports

2016 Report on Emergency Medical Services Complaints and Investigation (PDF 440KB)



If you have any questions, you can contact:

Crystal Gallegos, EMS Compliance Specialist
Phone: 737-218-7159
Email: crystal.gallegos@dshs.texas.gov

Heather Godinez, EMS Compliance Specialist
Phone: 512-834-4549
Email: heather.godinez@dshs.texas.gov

Krystal Gilbert, Compliance Assistant
Phone: 512-231-5757
Email: krystal.gilbert@dshs.texas.gov

Ademola Olufemi, Consumer Safety Unit Manager
Phone: 737-218-7074
Email: ademola.olufemi@dshs.texas.gov

 


Emergency Suspensions
Angel Jr., William Allen Pikeville, TN.  September 24, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a) for the duration of the Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.
Benson, Taylor Newton, Whitesboro, TX.  July 28, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Castro, Juan, Houston, TX. September 25, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Cole, William R., McKinney, TX. May 16, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Cortez, Jay, Hamilton, TX.  January 21, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Cuellar, Henry, Houston, TX. January 2, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Flores, Marcos, Edinburg, TX. May 17, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Franks, Silas A., Hawkins, TX.  May 13, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Frazier, III, Ronald J., Georgetown, TX. November 19, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Freeman, Joshua E., Amarillo and/or Pampa, TX. January 18, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Fruge, Austin T., Bronson and/or Hemphill, TX.  February 7, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Garcia, IV, Eduardo, Laredo, TX.  May 1, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Hatcher, James R., North Richland Hills, TX. June 28, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Hogston, Elijah, Boling, TX.  July 13, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Jones, Brandon C., Houston and/or Alief, TX. June 20, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Juppe, Herbert, Tomball, TX. December 3, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Lawrence, Joshua L. Dripping Springs, TX.  September 16, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Lemons, Matthew R., Dallas, TX. August 28, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
McAllister, Kristian S., Carrollton, TX. June 2, 2017, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Partin, Brandon, Spring, TX.  January 16, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Perry, Ryan C., Navasota, TX.  January 2, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Pitcher, Darvin Dean, Spring, TX.  March 5, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Pittman, Jeffrey., Conroe and/or Porter and/or New Caney, TX. May 16, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Reed, Kenneth, Forney, TX. March 8, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Reed, Marcus D., Round Rock, TX. March 15, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Samuel E. Benson, III DBA AAA Ambulance, McAllen, TX. September 19, 2017, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.16(a).
Smith, Rodney Lloyd, Lucas/Allen/Melissa, TX.  June 1, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Spalteholz, Erik R., Johnson City, TX. June 6, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Steckler, Jeremy, Houston, TX. September 11, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Stephenson, Jeremy, Denison and/or Gainesville, TX. August 22, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Stokes, III, Dale Lee, Grand Saline, TX.  March 11, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Stouffer, Rebecca L., Wichita Falls, TX. October 24, 2016, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Ward, Jonathan L. Burleson/Blue Mound, TX.  September 17, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).


 

Current Enforcement Actions

The information listed on the web is the most current; look for the date the page was updated at the bottom of this page.

All postings will remain on the web page:

  • Until the suspension or probation expires; or, 

  • For one year after final action is taken (for reprimands, denials, revocations and administrative penalties). 

 Name City of ResidenceAlleged Action Disciplinary Action(s) Date of Action 
Agoba, Zac O.
Katy, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(31) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication of Injury to Child/Elderly/Disable with Intentional Bodily Injury,  and failure to notify the Department of change in criminal history.
12-month Probated Suspension
March 24, 2020
Avalos, SamuelMidlothian, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(l)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(39), 157.36(b)(40), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols, failure to contact medical control, failure to report a falsified patient care report.
4-day Suspension followed by 6-month Probated Suspension 
August 29, 2019
Balthrop, Aelohim A.Houston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for aggravated assault – family member and failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history.
25-month SuspensionMarch 4, 2019
Barnard, Joseph B.Knox City and or Lawn, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(44), and 157.36(b)(47) related to related to failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, failure to follow Medical Director's Protocol, engaged in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients, falsified patient care report, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
24-month Probated Suspension with certification level of practice reduced to an Emergency Medical TechnicianOctober 7, 2019
Beavers, Damen Kyle
La Vernia, TX
Violated Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to deferred adjudication for sexual assault.
Revocation
March 23, 2020
Birhiray Holdings Inc. DBA Pulse EMS
Houston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(11), 157.11(n)(39), 157.16(d)(14), 157.16(d)(19), and HSC §773.050(a) related to failure to possess city permits and staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $126,500.00 with $120,250 probated for 24 monthsDecember 11, 2019
Bonin, Christina L.
Lumberton, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(41) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols, engaging in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients, failure to protect and/or advocate for patients from unnecessary risk of harm from another EMS certified or licensed personnel, and failure to make an accurate and/or complete patient care report.
90-day Probated Suspension
April 3, 2020
Bownds, Curtis C. Shallowater, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(11), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(37), 157.36(b)(41), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols by allowing partner to perform advanced level of care, falsified patient care report, engaged in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients, failure to protect and/or advocate for a patient /client from unnecessary risk of harm
3-month Suspension followed by a 9-month Probated SuspensionFebruary 14, 2020 
Brookins, Sr., Danny J.
Denison and/or Warren, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and conviction of Possession of Controlled Substance,  failure to notify of an arrest for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, and failure to notify the Department of change in criminal history.
Probated Suspension until May 31, 2024
March 23, 2020
Brown, AudreySpring, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and conviction of Possession of Controlled Substance, failure to notify the Department of change in criminal history, and misappropriating from employer controlled substances Morphine and Hydromorphone while on duty.
18-month Probated SuspensionFebruary 14, 2020 
Burke, BretAustin, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(44) related to failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, an arrest for 2 counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
ReprimandSeptember 20, 2019
Cannon, Debbie A.Tatum, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(23) and 157.36(b)(24) related to voluntarily surrendering her Registered Nurse and Vocational Nurse Licenses in lieu of pending disciplinary action regarding allegations of misappropriating medication from her employer and/or patients, testing positive while on-duty for Hydrocodone, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationJune 12, 2019
Carson, ChelseaLubbock, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(41), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to protect and/or advocate for a patient /client from unnecessary risk of harm and falsified patient care report.
7-day SuspensionJune 26, 2019
Castillo, Jr., Juan JoseAlamo, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(12), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(32), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest for public intoxication, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, failure to provide requested information to the Department, and failure to comply with probationary conditions outlined in an Agreed Order.
6-day Suspension followed by a 3-year, 11-month, 24-day Probated Suspension 
March 23, 2018
Chaffin, Michael J.Dennison, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(l)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(39), 157.36(b)(40), and 157.36(b)(47) related to falsified/forged  patient care reports and failure to contact medical control for non-transport of a patient.
6-day Suspension followed by a 6-month Probated Suspension
September 6, 2019
Chapa, Antony R.Alto, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(40) related to failure to contact medical control before administering Toradol for pain management.
5-day SuspensionJuly 29, 2019
Christopher R. Freed DBA North Texas EMS
Fort Worth, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.16(d)(13) related to failure to comply with an Agreed Order for administrative penalty.
RevocationFebruary 14, 2020 
Clark, Kyle F.Ponder, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of the occurrence related to falsified patient care report.
30-day SuspensionOctober 16, 2019
Cole, Samjej T.Lubbock and/or Seagraves, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(37), 157.36(b)(41), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols, providing advanced level of care without medical director authorization, failure to protect and/or advocate for a patient /client from unnecessary risk of harm, and falsified patient care report.
30-day SuspensionJune 26, 2019
Cox, Thomas W.Jacksboro, TXPursuant to Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for theft of property.
RevocationAugust 13, 2019
Crawford, Cara R.Lumberton and/or Warren, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and conviction for Driving While Intoxicated-Child Passenger and deferred adjudication for Failure to Identify, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationNovember 8, 2019
Cross, III, Marvin L.Burleson, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and conviction for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more, failure to notify the Department of an arrest and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationJune 24, 2019
Crumley, Jackye R.
Brownwood, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(8) and 157.36(b)(40) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols and failure to contact Medical Control and/or Medical Director prior to transferring care as required. 
7-day Suspension followed by 83-days Probated Suspension 
January 21, 2020
Cundiff, Winston H.Austin, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), and 157.36(b)(35) related to misappropriating medication (norco) belonging to a patient.
18-month Probated Suspension February 14, 2020 
Davis, Chelsea M.Corpus Christi, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(34) related to refusal to take an ETOH screening.
30-day Probated SuspensionJuly 22, 2019
De La Cruz, Jose A.McAllen, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3) and 157.36(b)(46) related to failure and/or refusal to complete  patient care reports and document multiple vehicle readiness inspections as required by employer. 
RevocationDecember 12, 2019 
Devine Solutions Group LLC DBA Quick Response EMSStafford, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(1) and 157.11(n)(14) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $1,750.00December 20, 2019 
Edwards, Emmanuel C.Richmond, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for engaging in organized criminal activity, failure to notify the Department after being indicted and change in criminal history, and falsified patient care reports.
ReprimandSeptember 4, 2019
Emergency Training EnterprisesSour Lake, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.32(t)(3), 157.38(g)(1), and 157.38(g)(2) related to failure to hold current approval to conduct CE courses and awarding CE hours.
12-month Suspension followed by a 12-month Probated Suspension
January 2, 2019
Facundo, Jr., FelipeFort Worth, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), 157.38(k)(5), and 157.38(k)(7) related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Suspension until May 31, 2021April 15, 2019
Fariss, Lance N.
Seagrave, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(47), 157.36(b)(49),157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance and falsifying two CE certificates/documents.
3-day Suspension followed by a 11-month 27-day Probated Suspension
April 22, 2020
Fisher, Eric R.Malakoff, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to tampering, adulterated, misappropriated and/or self-administered Fentanyl from employer.
3-month Suspension followed by a 33-month Probated Suspension
March 8, 2019
Froh, SamuelPrinceton, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(36) related to use of a contaminated intravenous (IV) catheter on a patient and failure to maintain a substantial amount of skill, knowledge and/or academic acuity to timely and/or accurately perform duties and or meet responsibilities required.
12-month Probated SuspensionAugust 15, 2019
Geuea, Angela M.
Bastrop, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§  157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(11), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department, failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols by failure to complete an initial assessment and provide treatment , engaging in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients, turning over care of a patient to a person with a lower level of certification.  
Revocation
March 5, 2020
Gordon, AprilSour Lake, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(20) and 157.36(b)(47) related to academic dishonesty by cheating on an Operations Exam.
15-day SuspensionJune 11, 2019
Gurley, Brandon L.Eustace, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), and 157.36(b)(34) related to misappropriating supplies and medication belonging to employer and refusal of employer drug screen.
6-month SuspensionSeptember 20. 2019
Hagee, Mark E.
Amarillo, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(33), and 157.36(b)(47) related to misappropriating medication from his employer, testing positive right before his assigned shift for Opiates and Benzodiazepines, falsification of a patient care report and failure to make an accurate patient care report.
6-month Suspension followed by a 12-month Probated Suspension 
March 5, 2020
Hannah, Blaine A.Pecos, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(9) and 157.36(b)(35) related to conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of a patient by not responding to a call while on-duty.
12-month Probated SuspensionJune 24, 2019
Hatcher, James R.Richland Hills, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31),  157.36(b)(32), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for possession of controlled substance,  an arrest and deferred adjudication for Forge/Increase Prescription Quantity/Dangerous Drug, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history.
RevocationOctober 24, 2019
Health Transport INC DBA Trans-Care Medical Transport
Fort Worth, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(12) and 157.11(n)(27)(I) related to failure to implement and/or enforce its own Standard Operating Procedures and/or Quality Assurance Plans for readiness inspections.
Administrative Penalty of $1,875.00
April 10, 2020
Herndon, Travis
Haltom City and/or Fort Worth, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 15736(b)(41) related to failure to protect and/or advocate for patients from unnecessary risk of harm from another EMS certified or licensed personnel.
90-day Probated Suspension
April 20, 2020
Hinojosa, JacquelynHouston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(44), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department to validate CE compliance, failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
ReprimandSeptember 20, 2019
Horning, Joshua L.Humble, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(33) related to while on-duty tested positive for Cocaine and Marijuana.
14-day SuspensionJune 12, 2019
Hunter, Matthew D.Highlands, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24) and 157.36(b)(30) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationMay 6, 2019
Jackson, Justin T.Lake Jackson, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(27), and 157.36(b)(30) related to arrest for tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair, conviction for tampering with physical evidence, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
14-day Suspension followed by a 1-year, 11-month, 16-day Probated Suspension
January 22, 2018
Jaloway, Justin R.San Antonio and/or Pleasanton, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for 2 counts of possession of controlled substance, an arrest for prohibited weapon and 4 counts of manufacture deliver controlled substance, an additional arrest for possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and unlawful carrying of weapon, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationAugust 13, 2019
John, BryanSchertz and/or New Braunfels, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for public intoxication, fail to identify fugitive from justice, and attempt to take weapon from an Officer, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationAugust 2, 2019
Jones, Joel C.Burleson, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(33) related to while on-duty tested positive for Methamphetamine.
30-day Suspension followed by an 11-month Probated Suspension
May 3, 2019
Lozano, RodrigoEagle Pass, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(c)(1), 157.36(c)(3), 157.36(c)(5), and 157.37(e)(1)(A) related to an arrest for possession of marijuana and possession of a dangerous drug, convictions for possession of Marijuana, driving while license suspended, driving while intoxicated, deferred adjudication for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and failure to disclose on your initial application for EMT certification.
Deny initial application for EMT certification
July 31, 2019
Machorro, Miguel J.Horizon City, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest for driving while intoxicated 3rd or more, conviction for driving while intoxicated 2nd, a lesser included offense, failure to notify the Department of an arrest and change in criminal history.
30-day Suspension followed by an 11-month Probated Suspension 
July 29, 2019
Magalich, David G. 
Benbrook, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocol by performing advanced level or invasive treatment without authorization.
12-month Probated Suspension
March 18, 2020
Marroquin, Jordan P.Helotes, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(35) related to arrests for possession of marijuana and terroristic threat, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Revocation
May 9, 2019
Marrs, Jeffrey T.Cleburne, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an indictment and deferred adjudication for harassment, failure to notify the Department of an indictment and change in criminal history.
12-month Probated SuspensionMarch 28, 2019
McCormick, Pamela J.Austin, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§
5-day Suspension followed by a 4-year, 11-month, 25-day Probated Suspension 
January 23, 2017
Med Shield Ambulance, Inc.
Eagle Pass, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.16(d)(14) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $93,000.00
April 7, 2020
Medex Transportation Services Inc.Alamo, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(21), 157.11(n)(25)(G), and 157.11(n)(26) related to operating without medical director oversight, operating without an Administrator of Record and failure to notify the Department, and submitting an inaccurate Administrator of Record notification of change form to the Department.
Suspension until March 31, 2020June 28, 2019
Morales, Marcus A.
El Paso, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29),  157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and conviction of Theft of Property over or equal to $100.00 under $750.00, an arrest and deferred adjudication to conviction for Criminal Trespass, arrests for Driving While Intoxicated, Robbery, Theft of Property $100.00 with previous conviction, Theft of Property over or equal to $750.00 under $2,500.00, Theft of Property over or equal to $100.00 under $750.00,  failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Revocation
January 29, 2020
Nwako, John A.Houston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest and conviction for theft involving Medicaid and Medicare billing and failure to notify the Department of an arrest and conviction.
7-year Probated SuspensionMarch 8, 2017
Parks, Edward V.Lumberton, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26),  157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(35), and  157.36(b)(44) related to failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, an arrest and deferred adjudication for publish/threat to publish intimate visual material, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and change in criminal history.
Probated Suspension until November 30, 2020September 20, 2019
Pedraza, Ernesto L.Houston, TXViolated Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to a conviction for Sexual Assualt
RevocationOctober 3, 2019
Perez, Jesus
Houston and/or Pearland, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3) and 157.36(b)(11) related to turning over the care of a patient to a student who lacks the education, training, experience, or knowledge to provide appropriate level of care for the patient and failure to make an accurate and/or complete patient care report.
90-day Suspension 
April 2, 2020
Perez, LarryRed Oak, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to inappropriate sexual contact while on-duty with two female patients approximately seventeen years of age in the back of an ambulance while transporting.
60-month Probated SuspensionJuly 6, 2017
Poenisch, Carl R.Marfa, TXPursuant to  Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for four (4) counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
RevocationJuly 24, 2019
Precise EMS, LLC DBA Precise EMSSan Juan, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(i)(1), 157.11(j)(1)(B), 157.11(j)(1)(E), 157.11(j)(1)(K), 157.11(j)(1)(m), 157.11(m)(2)(C), 157.11(m)(11), 157.11(m)(16), 157.11(m)(29), 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(c), 157.16(d)(10), 157.16(d)(12), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications, falsified PCRs, failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failure to assure readiness inspections, vehicle authorizations, anaphylaxis treatment training, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
3 year probated suspension and an Administrative Penalty of $71,000.00 with $61,000.00 probated 
November 13, 2017
Precise EMS LLC DBA Precise EMS
San Juan, TX
Violated HSC § 773.050(a) and EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.11(n)(1), 157.11(n)(5), and 157.16(d)(14) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence  related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications and failure to comply with an Agreed Order.
4-year probated suspension and an Administrative Penalty of $355,375.00 with $307,375.00 probated 
January 21, 2020
Premium Care EMS LLC
Stafford, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.16(d)(14) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $3,000.00
March 16, 2020
PVC EMS, Inc. DBA Synergy Ambulance Service
Houston, TX
Violated HSC §773.050(a) and EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 57.11(n)(1), 157.11(n)(5), 157.16(d)(4), 157.16(d)(12), 157.16(d)(14), 157.11(n)(22), 157.11(n)(26), and 157.16(d)(19) related to failure to correct deficiencies as instructed by the Department, failure to provide requested information to the Department, failure to notify the Department of a change in its medical director status, staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications, failure to possess city permits and assure in compliance with city ordinances.
12-month Probated Suspension and Administrative Penalty of $11,616.00
April 20, 2020
Quilin, DaynaRound Rock, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(33), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to notify the Department of arrests for Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Controlled Substances. While on duty, illegally possessing controlled substances, misappropriating medications belonging to the employer or any other person or entity, showing signs of being impaired and/or under the influence, refusal of employer drug screen, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
12-month Probated SuspensionOctober 16, 2019
Rivers, MarkHouston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(29) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for engaging in organized criminal activity, failure to notify the Department of an arrest and change in criminal history.
ReprimandMay 22, 2019
Sanchez, III, Tomas
Amarillo, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(45), and 157.36(b)(47) related to falsifying or altering clinical and/or internship documents for EMS students; failure to follow the Medical Director’s Protocol by performing advanced level or invasive treatment without medical direction or supervision, and engaging in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients.
3-month Suspension 
March 5, 2020
Shepherd, Haynes F.Houston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(11), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(46) related to failure to perform daily readiness check, staffing an ambulance without 2 certified ECA and/or EMT, and abandoning a patient.
7-day Suspension followed by a 12-month Probated SuspensionMay 22, 2019
Simmons, Jacquelyn D.Houston, TXViolated Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(8) 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols and failure to make accurate and/or complete patient care reports.
ReprimandSeptember 23, 2019
Sluder, Michael S.South Houston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for indecency with a child by sexual contact, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationJune 11, 2019
Speaker, Sommer L.McKinney, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(24) failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationSeptember 4, 2019
Tadeos EMS Inc. DBA Monterrey EMSHouston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.16(d)(14) and 157.16(d)(19) related to failure to possess city permits and staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $2,500.00September 17, 2019
Three Star EMS INC
Richmond, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(39), 157.16(d)(14), and 157.16(d)(19) related to failure to possess city permits, and having deficiencies  and staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $5,500.00
February 27, 2020
Triplett, Quinton J.Alvin, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence), related to related to an arrest and conviction of Intoxication Assault with a vehicle, an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationDecember 12, 2019 
Webb, Stephen M.Frisco and/or The Colony, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(9) and 157.36(b)(34) related to failure to timely arrive for shift, smelled of alcohol, refused breathalyzer test, and absconded duty assignment.
5-day SuspensionMay 9, 2019
Williams, III, Clifford T.Waco, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), and 157.36(b)(30) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to related to an arrest and conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, failure to notify the Department of arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Reprimand February 14, 2020 
Wolter, Morgan B.Moulton and/or New Braunfels, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(44) related to an arrest for invasive visual recording, tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair, deferred adjudication for invasive visual recording, failure to notify the Department of current mailing address, failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationJuly 24, 2019
Wright ScharrieBurleson, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(38), and 157.36(b)(39) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols, falsified patient care report, failure to make an accurate and/or complete patient care report, refusing transport and abandoning a patient.
12-month Probated Suspension with the initial 5-days actual Suspension contingent upon completion of conditions
September 4, 2019


 

 

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