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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 19, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William C. Sessions, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Catherine J. Hollahan.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, and Sara Elizabeth Sedgwick, Senior Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Health.

Judge(s): BENNETT

An advanced practice nurse worked at three different testosterone clinics in the Memphis area and was charged with violating portions of the Nursing Practice Act and the rules and regulations governing nurses. The Tennessee Board of Nursing (the “Board”) held a hearing and determined that the evidence supported many of the alleged offenses. The Board revoked the nurse’s certificate to practice as an advanced practice nurse, revoked the nurse’s license to practice as a registered nurse in Tennessee and the multistate privilege to practice in any other party state, and assessed civil penalties against her that totaled $7,200. The nurse sought judicial review of the Board’s decision, and the trial court affirmed the Board’s decision. The nurse then appealed the Board’s decision to this court. Concluding that substantial and material facts support the Board’s findings, we affirm the Board’s decision.