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Florida Department of Health Issues Suspension and Restriction Orders

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

April 12, 2016

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April 12, 2016


Division of Medical Quality Assurance issues 14 ESO/EROs in March 2016

Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health issued 14 Emergency Suspension Orders (ESOs) and Emergency Restriction Orders (EROs) during March for serious violations, which could include the commission of crimes, violations of standards of care, drug use, impairment, drug diversion, sexual misconduct or student loan defaults.

  • Cathy Ballard Flint, Licensed Practical Nurse, Monticello
  • Carol S. Fowler, Registered Pharmacy Technician, Orlando
  • Tyler J. Gustman, Pharmacist, Largo
  • Barbara Renee Guzman, Registered Nurse, Fleming Island
  • Ali Cara Lovins, Registered Nurse, Cooper City
  • Alisa Marinucci, Registered Nurse, Boynton Beach
  • Debra Ann Murray, Registered Nurse, Leesburg
  • Valentine Chike Okonkwo, Pharmacist, Orlando
  • Mariah H. Patterson, Pharmacist, Ocala
  • William C. Rome, Registered Nurse, Palmetto
  • Matthew Turpin, Registered Nurse, Edgewater
  • Matthew Turpin, Paramedic, Edgewater
  • Lindsay Anna Walke, Registered Nurse, Spring Hill
  • Megann E. Webb, Licensed Practical Nurse, Bradenton

To view the most recent ESOs, EROs, Final Orders and Administrative Complaints please visit

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

ESO/EROs 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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