Current Disciplinary Actions

When the Board takes disciplinary action against a licensee, a brief statement of the conduct and the sanctions imposed will appear on the Board’s web page for a period of time equal to the length of the disciplinary action, or one year, whichever is greater.  Licensees who have failed to meet the conditions imposed will remain on the web page until the conditions are met.  NOTE: Disciplinary actions taken by the Board remain on the licensee’s record even though all conditions imposed by the Board have been met.

The North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy Investigative Procedures can be downloaded by clicking here.  


 

Date Action Taken

Licensee

Grounds for Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary Action

3/10/14

Nikki Collins

#7899

Obtained or attempted to obtain payment by fraud or deceit and billed for services or treatments not performed.

An Order was issued on 3/10/14. License revoked. Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.

11/17/14

Bryan Brown

#7597

Attempted to obtain payment by fraud or deceit, convicted of attempting to defraud an insurance company and failed to notify the Board within 30 days of conviction of a felony that involved moral turpitude.

An Order was issued on 11/17/14.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.

09/12/16

Francisco Alvarado

#9435

Failed to include in his application for an occupationa therapy license that he had been fired from his position as an occupational therapist in CA for billing for services not rendered on at least one occasion and forging a parent's signature on a treatment note which constituted grounds for a Stipulated Settlement and Disciplinary Order entered by the CA Board of Occupational Therapy.

An Order was issued on 9/12/16.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.

3/19/18

 

Neil Gerke

#1625

 

Incompetent OT practice, failed to provide timely documentation of services and billed for services not rendered.

An Order was issued on 3/19/18.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.

1/15/18

 

Tammi Gilbert-Chaffin

#7581

 

Diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder.  Failed to respond to the Board and appear for a hearing. 

An Order was issued on 1/15/18.  License suspended.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs..

9/24/18

Elizabeth Fillaggi

#8973

Failed to provide timely, accurate and complete documentation of her OT services and documented OT services she did not provide to the client.  An Order was issued on 9/24/18.  License was put on probation for two years.  Obtain supervision during her period of probation.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
11/23/18

Sonia Jones

#2673

Erroneously documented occupational therapy services to patients.  A Consent Order was issued on 11/12/18.  License was put on probation for three years.  Obtain supervision during her first year of probation.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
11/12/18

Dionne Joseph

#10466

.Failed to provide timely, accurate and complete documentation of her OT services and documented OT services she did not provide to the client. An Order was issued on 11/12/18.  License was suspended for one year beginning January 1, 2019 and will be placed on probation for three years beginning January 1, 2020.  Obtain supervision during her probation.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
7/15/19 Caitlin Bunch

#8050
Failed tor renew license on time resulting in practicing with an expired license from July 1 2019 through July 2, 2019. A Letter of Reprimand. Assessed civil penalty
7/15/19 Beth Lappin

#9284
Failed tor renew license on time resulting in practicing with an expired license from July 1 2019 through July 2, 2019. A Letter of Reprimand. Assessed civil penalty
7/15/19 F. Ray Morrison

#9025
Failed to complete CCA in a timely manner for three renewal periods. A Letter of Reprimand. Assessed civil penalty
9/24/18 Kelly McCrary

#9025
Failed to provide timely, accurate and complete documentation of her OT services, documented OT services that she did not provide to a client, removed a computer from the facility and attempted to remove the billings for the client. An Order was issued on 9/24/18.  License will be suspended for one year when she renews her license following three years of probation.  Obtain supervision during her probation.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
7/2/19 Kennesha Campbell

#8796
Failed to renew license on time resulting in practicing with an expired license from July 1, 2019 through July 2, 2019. A Letter of Reprimand. Assessed civil penalty
8/6/19 Susan Blair

#1661
Failed to renew license on time resulting in practicing with an expired license from July 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019. A Letter of Reprimand. Assessed civil penalty
9/16/19 Ruth Beierle

#8526
Failed to complete evaluations and intervention plans as well as engaged in conduct that could result in harm or injury to a patient. A Consent Order was issued on 9/16/19.  Complete additional CCAs.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs
9/16/19 William DeFayette

#8295
Failed to provide accurate and complete documentation of his OT services. A Consent Order was issued on 9/16/19.  Licensed was put on probation for two years.  Complete additional CCAs.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
9/16/19

John Hurtado

#7927
Failed to properly document time spent providing occupational therapy services to one or more of his patients A Consent Order was issued on 9/16/19.  License was suspended for six months and will be placed on probation for two years following the suspension.  Obtain supervision during his probation.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs
9/16/19

Bradley Yarbrough

#8857

Failed to provide proper rental payments to a resident in an independent living facility whom he met at his previous employment.

A Consent Order was issued on 9/16/19.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
11/11/19

Heather Brown

#1971

Failed to provide timely, accurate and complete documentation of her OT services and documented OT services that she did not provide to a client.

An Order was issued on 11/11/19.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
11/11/19

Miranda Rape

#12238

Without permission or knowledge of her employer, took various amounts of money from the money drawer bank bag at her place of employment.

An Order was issued on 11/11/19.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
11/11/19

Sandra Stevenson

#8857

Failed to provide timely, accurate and complete documentation of her OT services and documented OT services that she did not provide to a client.

An Order was issued on 11/11/19.  Licensed was put on probation for six months.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs..

 

 

Updated 2-6-2020