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Old 03-17-2010, 11:56 AM
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Default State takes ?emergency action,? suspends three nurses at Appalachian Medical Center

http://www2.tricities.com/tri/news/l...dical_c/42917/

On Thursday, the Tennessee Board of Nursing took ?emergency action,? and suspended the licenses of three nurses at the Appalachian Medical Center in Johnson City.

The board said Bobby Reynolds the Second, David Stout Jr., and Tina Killebrew are a danger to the public.


?[Those suspensions were] based on engaging in a pattern of deceptive, substandard care, and gross malpractice,? said Tennessee Dept. of Health Spokeswoman Andrea Turner.


The nursing board said Reynolds, Stout, and Killebrew violated numerous professional standards. These are three of the more serious ones:
1. The nurses prescribed pain killers to known drug dealers.
2. The nurses prescribed pain killers to each other.
3. The nurses? substandard practices contributed to at least two deaths and multiple overdoses in their patient population.


In 2008, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation raided the AMC office. They called it a ?pill mill,? that contributed to 47 patient deaths in two years. No formal charges were filed.


Thursday?s suspensions are not criminal in nature, Turner said. ?Summary suspensions have to do with their ability to work as a nurse,? she said.
Reynolds, Stout, and Killebrew can contest those suspensions next Thursday, during an informal nursing board conference at 2 p.m.


Reynolds? father declined comment for him.


David Stout referred 11 Connects to his attorney.


Dr. Vance Shaw, the supervisor at AMC, could not be reached for comment.
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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation raided the AMC office. They called it a ?pill mill,? that contributed to 47 patient deaths in two years. No formal charges were filed.


Thursday?s suspensions are not criminal in nature, Turner said. ?Summary suspensions have to do with their ability to work as a nurse,? she said.
Reynolds, Stout, and Killebrew can contest those suspensions next Thursday, during an informal nursing board conference at 2 p.m.


Say What!? They contributed to 47 deaths and it's not criminal in nature???
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That's exactly what I thought.
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