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Disciplinary Actions

Disclaimer for Disciplinary Action Summary

Position: Length of Time Disciplinary Actions Remain Posted on the Web Page - adopted March 09, 2000; revised August 24, 2017

When the Board takes disciplinary action against a licensee, a brief statement of the conduct and the sanctions imposed will appear on the web page for a period that coincides with the length of the disciplinary action, or one year, whichever is greater. Additionally, licensees who fail to meet the conditions in their Orders will remain on the web page until all requirements are met.

 

Current Disciplinary Actions



Baker, Daniel E., PTA (Suspension)
Location: Wilmington, NC, New Hanover County
License #: A5696
Conduct: recording false or misleading data, measurements or notes regarding a patient; billing and charging for services or treatment not performed; willfully or intentionally communicating false or misleading information regarding a patient.
Discipline: Suspension for 1 year, active for 6 months/inactive for 6 months with conditions and Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – January 1, 2019)

Bateman, Johnathan D., PTA (Warning)
Location: Lumberton, NC,  Robeson County
License #: A1924
Conduct: Recording false or misleading data, measurements or notes regarding a patient; billing or charging for services or treatments not performed; willfully or intentionally communicating false or misleading information regarding a patient;
Discipline: Warning, complete a course in documentation and reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – January 11, 2020)

Cabrera, Joel, PT (Probation)
Location: Nashville,  NC, Nash County License #: P12052
Conduct: Recording false or misleading data, measurements or notes regarding a patient; billing or charging for services or treatments not performed; willfully or intentionally communicating false or misleading information regarding a patient;
Discipline: Probation for 1 (one) year, prohibit from engaging in home health and other conditions and Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – January 06, 2020)

Carter, Andrew K., PTA (Probation)
Location: Wilmington, NC, New Hanover County
License #: A5331
Conduct: Engaging in misrepresentation or deceit or exercising undue influence over a patient or former patient for the financial gain of the licensee.   
Discipline: Probation for 2 (two) years, prohibited from engaging in home health and other conditions.  Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – January 10, 2020)

Conrad, Robert P., PTA (Warning)
Location: Asheville, NC, Buncombe County
License #: A6112
Conduct:   failing to maintain legible patient records that meet Board rule requirements           
Discipline: Warning and Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – September 11, 2019)

Hurley, Brandy Michelle, PTA (Surrender of License) 
Location: Wadesboro, NC, Anson County
License #: A2956
Conduct: Removing prescription medications from a patient’s home
Discipline: Surrender of license for a minimum of 2 years.  (Effective date – December 14, 2017)

Jones, Melynda F., PTA (Revocation)
Location: Monroe, NC, Union County
License #: A668
Conduct: recording false or misleading data, measurements or notes regarding a patient; billing and charging for services or treatment not performed.
Discipline: Revocation and Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – December 5, 2018)

Martin, Michelle L., PT (Suspension)
Location: Lexington, NC, Davidson County
License #: P13995
Conduct: Altering a license or renewal card by changing any information appearing thereon; using a license or renewal card that has been altered; and using a form of a license or a renewal card that was not issued by the Board or is not current.
Discipline: Suspension for 2 years, active for 3 months/inactive for 21 months with conditions and Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – June 5, 2019)

Payne, Demita, PT (Probation)
Location: Charlotte, NC,  Mecklenburg County
License #: P9703
Conduct: The use of drugs or intoxicating liquors to an extent which affects professional competency;
Discipline: Probation for 2 years with conditions and Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – December 12, 2018)

Taylor, Clinton Ross, PTA (Surrender of License) 
Location: Hendersonville, NC, Henderson County
License #: A5494
Conduct: Falsifying documentation, billing and charging for services not performed and charging fees not supported by documentation
Discipline: Surrender of license for a minimum of 3 years.  (Effective date – January 1, 2018)

Vargas, Eddie A., PT (Suspension)
Location: Raeford, NC, Hoke County
License #: P9657
Conduct:   filing false or misleading data, measurements or notes regarding a patient; billing or charging for services or treatments not performed; willfully or intentionally communicating false or misleading information regarding a patient; failing to record patient data within a reasonable period of time following evaluation, assessment or intervention; and failing to maintain legible patient records that meet Board rule requirements.           
Discipline: Suspension for 1 (one) year, active for 30 days (beginning July 1, 2019) /inactive for 11 months with conditions and Reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation. (Effective – June 5, 2019)

Welborn, Amber S., PTA (also known as Amber Sparks) (Probation)
Location:
License #: A3820
Conduct: Failure to complete documentation in timely manner; billing for physical therapy services not performed and recording false or misleading data, measurements or notes regarding a patient. 
Discipline: Probation for a period of 2 years, submit quarterly reports, reimburse the Board for costs of the investigation and complete a course in documentation and billing.  (Effective – April 13, 2018)


Disclaimer for Disciplinary Action Summary  (revised 08-24-17)
The reports contained as part of this web site represent summaries of those formal disciplinary orders issued by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners imposing warnings, suspension, revocation, and other discipline.

Disciplinary orders for individual licensees may be viewed on the Board’s website: www.ncptboard.org, “Online Services” under “Verify a PT or PTA”.  To access documents do the following:

  • Enter either the licensees name or license number, click Search for a list.
  • Once the list is available, click on the license number of the appropriate licensee,
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen to “Note/Disciplinary Actions/Restrictions”
  • Click on the link (in brown and underlined) to view documents

For more information regarding these actions, please contact the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy at the following address:

NC Board of PT Examiners
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
8300 Health Park
Suite 233
Raleigh, NC 27615
karney@ncptboard.org

Phone: 919-490-6393
Fax: 919-490-5106

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