Texas medical professionals join the felon, fraud and drug addict club
Morrison, a nurse who used to work in Salina, Kan., had a drug addiction. She got a bus pass to Fort Worth from the Department of Justice following her convictions for tampering with a consumer product and adulterating drugs while caring for patients. She’s spending 36 months behind bars at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth.
Morrison worked at a nursing facility, where she used her keys to open the narcotics cabinet, siphon off morphine from vials using a syringe and refill them with sodium chloride (AKA normal saline).
A federal court referred to her switcheroo as “reckless disregard,” since it can injure or kill someone. Sodium chloride can be dangerous, particularly to patients who suffer from congestive heart failure or kidney problems.
This month, Morrison was excluded from participating in federal health care programs. That means she won't be getting taxpayer money any more. Uh, except for housing, feeding and clothing her.
As of September, here are the newest Texas members of the federal Exclusions Club:
|JAMIE||FENTON||Nursing||LONGVIEW||Health care felony, fraud|
|CYNTHIA||MENCHACA||Nursing||CORPUS CHRISTI||License revoked/suspended|
|HOLLY||STEVENSON||Pharmacy tech||MCKINNEY||License revoked/suspended|