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Suspension and Restriction Orders—March 2014

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

April 04, 2014

April 4, 2014

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

~Division of Medical Quality Assurance issues 24 ESO/EROs in March 2014~

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health issued 24 Emergency Suspension Orders (ESOs) and Emergency Restriction Orders (EROs) during March for serious violations including the commission of crimes, violations of standards of care, drug use, impairment, drug diversion and sexual misconduct or student loan defaults.

  • Danielle Marie Bell, Registered Nurse, Tampa
  • Kelly Lynn Berlin, Registered Nurse, Brooksville
  • Jesse Clinton Black, Registered Nurse, Titusville
  • Richard Brinker, Dentist, Liverpool, New York
  • Margaret Elaine Britt, Registered Nurse, Minneola
  • Terra Lynn Bruce, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dunedin
  • Pamela Agnes Duffy, Registered Nurse, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Tequila Gordon, Certified Nursing Assistant, St. Petersburg
  • Katie B. Hernandez, Certified Nursing Assistant, Tampa
  • Jeffrey S. Hendricks, Certified Nursing Assistant, Sarasota
  • Chad Ray Huthnance, Licensed Practical Nurse, New Port Richey
  • Alvaro Jose Jarquin, Medical Doctor, Winter Haven
  • Lasha R. Leonard, Certified Nursing Assistant, Marianna
  • David Nickell, Registered Nurse, Palatka and Palm Coast
  • Nikhil R. Patel, Certified Nursing Assistant, Orlando
  • Sharon Louise Proctor, Registered Nurse, Cape Coral
  • Amy Lynn Smith, Certified Nursing Assistant, North Port
  • Garrick Larson Smith, Registered Nurse, Venice
  • Denise Smithgall, Certified Radiologic Technologist, Odessa
  • Samantha Lynn Stumler, Registered Pharmacy Technician, Jacksonville
  • Heather N. Villarreal, Licensed Practical Nurse, Clearwater
  • William E.M. Whatley, Pharmacist, New Smyrna Beach
  • Nathan Charles Williams, Registered Nurse, Gainesville
  • Charles Yahn, Registered Nurse, Port Saint Lucie

To view the most recent ESOs, EROs, Final Orders and Administrative Complaints, click here. For other information on Medical Quality Assurance, including information about enforcement terms or definitions, boards and councils, or the health care practitioner licensing process, visit

Emergency Suspension or Restriction Orders are not considered final agency action. The individual is entitled to a hearing before final action is taken by a regulatory board or by the Department.

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