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Recent Board Actions - Updated 8/21/2014
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A Copy of relevant Oregon Revised Statutes, Administrative Rules, and the public documents for the cases listed below are available upon request from the Board office. 

 
7/3/14
McMullen, Courtney C.    Speech-Language Pathologist # 15023
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Suspension for Six Months and $7,500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 7/3/14, suspending McMullen’s SLP license for 6 months (until January 4, 2015) and imposing a civil penalty of $7,500.  McMullen violated ORS 681.250(2) by practicing speech-language pathology at Harney ESD without a valid Board license beginning on or about August 21, 2006 until on or about December 18, 2012.  McMullen also violated ORS 681.250(2) for more than six years by purporting to be an SLP without a valid Board license, using titles including “speech-language specialist”, “speech language therapist”, “speech language pathologist”, “SL clinician”, and “SLP”, beginning on or about August 21, 2006 until her license was issued on January 3, 2013.
 
7/1/14
Perkins, Kristin               Non-Licensee
Outcome:  Consent Order:  $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 7/1/14, imposing a civil penalty of $500 for violation of ORS 681.250(2), which prohibits individuals practicing or purporting to be an SLP in Oregon without first obtaining a valid license.  Perkins is an SLP licensed in Washington State who applied for, but never obtained an Oregon license. Her application remained incomplete. Perkins maintained an office location in Lake Oswego, Oregon under the business name Nature’s Communication Center with a sign on her office displaying “Kristin Perkins Speech-Language Pathologist”. Also, on or about December 19, 2013, Perkins purported to be an SLP by providing a phone consultation and offering to provide SLP services at her office in Lake Oswego.
 
5/21/14
Strayer, Jacquelyn S.   Speech-Language Pathology Assistant # A0028
Outcome:  Probation Lifted
At its meeting on May 2, 2014, the Board determined that licensee had met the terms of her probation to their satisfaction, and the probation was lifted.
 
5/7/14
Wilson, Leigh M.            Audiologist # 20546
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Reprimand and $1,000 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 5/7/14, reprimanding Licensee.  Wilson was originally licensed by the Board in 1983, and was previously disciplined by the Board in 2009 for engaging or purporting to engage in the unlicensed practice of audiology.  Wilson failed to apply to renew her license on a timely basis (by the December 31, 2013 deadline), in violation of ORS 681.320(1) and OAR 335-060-0030.  Wilson failed to complete and document required professional development hours during 2012 and 2013, in violation of ORS 681.320(1)(a), OAR 335-070-0080(1) and OAR 335-070-0050(2).  Wilson practiced or purported to be an audiologist without a valid Oregon license for approximately one month, in violation of ORS 681.250(2) from January 31, 2014 until her license was reactivated on February 27, 2014.
 
5/6/14
Neely, Megan E.            Speech-Language Pathologist # 15008
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Reprimand and $800 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 5/6/14, reprimanding Licensee.  Neely was employed by Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) as an SLP in her clinical fellowship from on or about November 14, 2011 until October 12, 2012 without applying for or obtaining a conditional license.  Neely practiced independently as an SLP at MESD from October 12, 2012 until she was ordered to cease practice by the Board on November 20, 2012.  Neely practiced SLP and purported to be an SLP without a valid conditional license for approximately eleven months and without a valid regular license an additional 5 weeks.  This conduct is in violation of ORS 681.250(2),ORS 681.270, ORS 681.325, OAR 335-005-0025(1) and OAR 335-080-0010. 
 
4/10/14
Raile, Sara J.                Speech-Language Pathologist # 11348
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Reprimand
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 4/10/14, reprimanding Licensee.  On February 11, 2013, as a result of an investigation of allegations of professional misconduct on the part of Raile, TSPC issued a Stipulation of Facts and Final Order of Reprimand and Probation. Raile was actively licensed by the Board as a speech-language pathologist at the time this adverse action was taken by TSPC. Raile failed to inform the Board of this adverse action. This conduct is in violation of OAR 335-005-0010(2)(n).  
 
12/31/13
Iverson, Stormy M.      Speech-Language Pathologist # 15021
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Reprimand and $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 12/31/13, reprimanding Licensee and imposing a $500 civil penalty.  Iverson applied for an SLP license from the Board on September 7, 2012, but her application was incomplete, and the license was not issued until December 12, 2012. Iverson was employed as an SLP and practiced speech-language pathology at the South Coast Education Service District without a valid Board license for more than two months, beginning on or about August 30, 2012, until Iverson was ordered to cease practice by the Board on or about November 6, 2012. This conduct is in violation of ORS 681.250(2).  
 
12/12/13
Lajko, Debra L.             Non-Licensee  
Outcome:  Consent Order:  $250 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 12/12/13, imposing a $250 civil penalty.  Lajko was employed by the Sisters (OR) School District as an SLPA without holding a valid Board-issued certificate (license) for more than three weeks beginning on or about August 29, 2012 until terminated by District for not having an Oregon license on or about September 21, 2012.  This conduct is in violation of ORS 681.360.  
 
8/20/13
Atoui, Lorraine              Speech-Language Pathologist # 12481  
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Reprimand and $200 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 8/20/13, reprimanding Licensee and imposing a $200 civil penalty.  Atoui employed an unlicensed SLP as a subcontractor in her private SLP practice for more than four months.  This conduct is a violation of the Board’s professional and ethical standards under ORS 681.330.  OAR 335-005-0010(2)(g), specifically defines unprofessional conduct to include assisting or permitting any person to practice speech-language pathology without a valid license. 
 
8/8/13
Wyatt, Terri L.              Applicant for Certification as Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Outcome:  Consent Order:  $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 8/8/13, imposing a $500 civil penalty.  Wyatt represented or implied that she was an SLPA when she applied for employment as a full-time SLPA in the Medford (Oregon) School District on or about June 18, 2008 for the 2008-09 school year, and when she accepted an offer of employment as an SLPA on or about August 19, 2009.  This conduct is a violation of ORS 681.230(2) and ORS 681.360(1).  Wyatt was employed as an SLPA without a valid Board license beginning on or about August 31, 2009 until her employment was terminated on or about March 31, 2010, in violation of ORS 681.360(1). 
 
7/23/13
Mete, Antonia M.          Speech-Language Pathologist # 15004  
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Reprimand and $200 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued 7/23/13, reprimanding Licensee and imposing a $200 civil penalty.  Mete was employed in a private SLP practice without a valid license for more than four months in violation of ORS 681.250. 
 
7/8/13
Remington, Sarah M.   Speech-Language Pathologist # 13255  
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  $250 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order by Default was issued on July 8, 2013, imposing a civil penalty of $250.  Remington was employed as an SLP without a valid license for more than three months in violation of ORS 681.250(2).  Remington represented herself as an SLP without holding a valid license for more than three months in violation of ORS 681.250(2) and OAR 335-005-0025(1).
 
6/11/13
Strayer, Jacquelyn S.   Speech-Language Pathology Assistant # A0028
Outcome:  Probation Reinstated Upon License Reactivation
Strayer allowed her license to lapse on January 30, 2012, while on probation that the Board imposed on December 14, 2011.  The probation was to have been completed on August 1, 2012 after meeting specific conditions.  However, certain terms of her probation cannot be completed unless Strayer is licensed and working in Oregon as an SLPA.  Strayer’s license was reactivated on June 11, 2013, and her probation was reinstated.  The Board advised Strayer that she has 8 months after she begins employment as an SLPA to complete the requirements of her probation. 
 
5/31/13
Nugent, Carol L.           Speech-Language Pathologist # 10271 
Outcome:   Probation Lifted
Violation:   A Consent Order was issued 1/15/13, placing Licensee on probation until December 31, 2013.  Probation was lifted 5/31/13 after licensee satisfactorily completed requirements specified for dysphagia coursework and peer mentor observation and review of licensee’s assessment and treatment of eight dysphagia patients.
 
4/3/13
Correia, Sasha M.         Speech-Language Pathologist # 12984 
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  $250 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order by Default was issued on April 3, 2013, imposing a civil penalty of $250.
Licensee was employed and represented herself as an SLP without a valid license for more than three months in violation of ORS 681.250(2) and OAR 335-005-0025(1).  Licensee failed to apply for renewal of her license on a timely basis, in violation of ORS 681.320(1) and OAR 335-060-0030 [biennial licensure and renewal requirements].

 

3/5/13
Laraway, Lesley A.       Non-Licensee
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  $3,000 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order by Default was issued on March 5, 2013, imposing a civil penalty of $3,000. Laraway practiced as an SLP without a valid license for approximately two years, in violation of ORS 681.250(2).  Sometime between April 2010 and June 2010, Laraway submitted an application for SLP licensure that was incomplete, in violation of ORS 681.270(2), ORS 681.325(5), and OAR 335-060-0020(1), and failed to follow up on the status of her application, in violation of OAR 335-060-0020(2). 
 
3/5/13
Wampler, Lori A.          Speech-Language Pathologist # 13322
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  $250 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order by Default was issued on March 5, 2013, imposing a civil penalty of $250.  Licensee failed to apply for renewal of her license on a timely basis, in violation of ORS 681.320(1) and OAR 335-060-0030.  Licensee provided direct client services as a speech-language pathologist for four days and represented herself as an SLP in Oregon without a valid license for seven days. Practicing or purporting to be an SLP without a license is a violation of ORS 681.250(2), and representing oneself as an SLP without holding a valid license is also a violation of OAR 335-005-0025(1). Licensee failed to notify Board of her current contact information, in violation of OAR 335-005-0020(8). 

 

1/15/13
Nugent, Carol L.           Speech-Language Pathologist # 10271 
Outcome:   Consent Order:  Probation
Violation:   A Consent Order was issued 1/15/13, placing Licensee on probation until December 31, 2013, for violations of OAR 335-005-0015(2)--Licensees must perform all services competently; OAR 335-005-0015(16)--Individuals shall maintain clinical records as required by the Board's rules; OAR 335-010-0070(2), (3) and (5)--Records must contain accurate, complete, and legible  detailed documentation of  assessments and interventions; and OAR 335-005-0015(3)--Licensees must use all appropriate resources in providing care, including referral when appropriate. Licensee can request to lift the probation after satisfactorily completing requirements specified for dysphagia coursework and peer mentor observation and review of licensee’s assessment and treatment of eight dysphagia patients.
 
 
10/5/12
McCray, Dana T.           Audiologist # 22004
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order by Default was issued on October 5, 2012, imposing a civil penalty of $500.  Licensee failed to apply for renewal of her license on a timely basis, in violation of ORS 681.320(1) and OAR 335-060-0030.  Licensee worked as an “audiologist on-call” and represented herself as an audiologist in Oregon without a valid license from January 31, 2012 until April 2012, when her license was reactivated.  Practicing or purporting to be an audiologist without a license is a violation of ORS 681.250(2), and representing oneself as an audiologist without holding a valid license is also a violation of OAR 335-005-0025(1).
 

 

10/5/12
Grant, Molly E.             Speech-Language Pathologist # 12018
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  $200 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order by Default was issued on October 5, 2012, imposing a civil penalty of $200.  Licensee failed to apply for renewal of her license on a timely basis, in violation of ORS 681.320(1) and OAR 335-060-0030.  Licensee worked as a speech-language pathologist and represented herself as an SLP in Oregon without a valid license for two days. Practicing or purporting to be an SLP without a license is a violation of ORS 681.250(2), and representing oneself as an SLP without holding a valid license is also a violation of OAR 335-005-0025(1).

 

4/18/12
Zeller, Lindsey              Speech-Language Pathologist # 13571 
Outcome:   Consent Order:  Reprimand and $800 Civil Penalty
Violation:   A Consent Order was issued 4/27/12, imposing a reprimand and civil penalty of $800 on Licensee.  Zeller practiced without a conditional license from July 6, 2010 until the completion of her Clinical Fellowship on or about April 6, 2011.  The Board received her application for conditional licensure on August 30, 2010.  The application was incomplete and the license was not issued.   After completing her Fellowship, Zeller did not submit an application for regular SLP licensure, and began providing SLP professional services independently and representing herself as a speech-language pathologist.  She applied for and received her regular SLP license on November 7, 2011.This conduct violated ORS 681.270(2) (failure to make application in a manner prescribed by the Board); OAR 335-080-0010(c) (conditional license application shall include the education and training of the conditional licensee); ORS 681.325 (conditional license permits an individual to practice speech-language pathology while completing the Board’s licensing requirements); OAR 335-060-0020(2) (applicant required to follow up on the status of application); ORS 681.250(2) (no person shall practice speech-language pathology without a license); ORS 681.270 (person desiring to obtain a license from the Board shall make application to the Board); and OAR 335-005-0025(1) (individuals shall not misrepresent their credentials, competence, education, training, or experience).


12/14/11
Strayer, Jacquelyn S.   Speech-Language Pathology Assistant # A0028
Outcome:   Final Order by Default: Reprimand and Probation
Violation:   A Final Order was issued December 14, 2011, issuing a reprimand and placing Licensee on probation until August 1, 2012, provided Licensee meets specific requirements to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to supervision of speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs).  Licensee did not ensure that her supervision by an SLP was documented on logs that contained all required information, and logs submitted contained information that was conflicting, duplicative, and confusing, in violation of ORS 681.370 and OAR 335-010-0070(3)(a). Licensee recorded an incorrect date of service on a Medicaid billing record, in violation of ORS 681.370 and OAR 335-010-0070(1). Licensee failed to record all dates upon which direct and indirect supervision took place and obtain her supervisor’s initials on each entry; Licensee did not sign the clinical logs for every month, and Licensee did not ensure that her SLP supervisor signed the logs each month.  This conduct is a violation of ORS 681.370 and OAR 335-095-0050(4).
 
12/5/11
O’Loughlin, Dennis   Audiologist #22387
Outcome:  Probation Lifted
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued on March 10, 2010, limiting licensee's practice of audiology.   Licensee completed academic training and clinical observations as agreed in the Consent Order, and the Board lifted his license limitation on 1/26/11.  Probation was lifted 12/5/11, with the condition that in the event licensee performs ABR evaluations on pediatric patients, he will submit the first 10 cases for peer review and forward those reviews to the Board.
 
11/14/11
Moore, Carol Ann   Applicant for Certification as Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Outcome:  Consent Order:  Application Denied
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued November 14, 2011, denying Moore’s application, and outlining conditions under which she may reapply on or after January 1, 2012.  Applicant failed to disclose her full history of arrests and convictions, which constitutes unprofessional conduct and is a violation of OAR 335-005-010(2)(b) and OAR 335-005-010(2)(c).

11/7/11
Hanson, Christine E.    Speech-Language Pathologist #10915
Outcome:  Final Order by Default: Reprimand and Probation
Violation:  A Final Order was issued November 7, 2011, imposing a reprimand and placing Licensee on probation until August 1, 2012, provided Licensee meets specific requirements to demonstrate knowledge and skills in supervision of speech-language pathology assistant (SLPAs).  Licensee documented SLPA supervision on clinical logs that omitted certain required information and contained information that was conflicting, duplicative, and confusing, in violation of ORS 681.370 and OAR 335-010-0070(3)(a). Licensee recorded an incorrect date of service on a Medicaid billing record, in violation of ORS 681.370 and OAR 335-010-0070(1). Licensee failed to record and initial all dates upon which direct and indirect supervision took place, Licensee did not sign the clinical logs for every month, and Licensee did not ensure that her SLPA supervisee signed the logs each month.  This conduct is a violation of ORS 681.370 and OAR 335-095-0050(4).
 
10/31/11
Lambson, Rebecca       Speech-Language Pathologist # 13140 
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  Reprimand and $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order by Default was issued on October 31, 2011, imposing a reprimand and civil penalty of $500.  Licensee renewed as inactive in January 2010.  Licensee worked as an SLP in Oregon with an inactive license from September 2010 until May 2011, when she requested to reactivate her license.  Practice of speech-language pathology without a valid license is in violation of ORS 681.250(2). 
 
10/17/11
O’Connor, Lisa C.         Non-Licensee
Outcome:  Final Order by Default:  $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Final Order was issued October 17, 2011, imposing a civil penalty of $500 for practicing speech-language pathology in Oregon without a valid Oregon license, in violation of ORS 681.250(2).  On or about August 2, 2010, Ms. O’Connor performed an independent speech evaluation for a child in Portland, Oregon.  She documented this evaluation with a Speech Evaluation Report that she signed on September 3, 2010 and provided to the child’s family.   Ms. O’Connor, a speech-language pathologist licensed in California, does not currently hold, nor has she ever held an Oregon license. 
 
1/26/11
O’Loughlin, Dennis      Audiologist #22387
Outcome: License Limitation Lifted; Licensee on Probation
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued on March 10, 2010, limiting licensee's practice of audiology.   Licensee has completed academic training and clinical observations as agreed in the Consent Order, and the Board lifted his license limitation on 1/26/11.  Licensee may now perform audiologic testing and auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing on any individuals regardless of age. Licensee remains on probation until case reviews of his pediatric care and ABR testing are completed and approved by the Board, as specified in the Order.
 
1/14/11
Martin, Marissa E.        Speech-Language Pathology Assistant # A0244
Outcome:  Consent Order: $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  A Consent Order was issued on January 14, 2011, imposing a civil penalty of $500.  Licensee failed to renew her speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) certificate on or before its expiration on January 30, 2010, in violation of ORS 681.360(3) and OAR 335-060-0030.  Licensee continued to work as an SLPA in Oregon without a valid license from January 31, 2010 to March 5, 2010, in violation of ORS 681.360(1).  Licensee failed to inform Board of changes in her home and/or work addresses and telephone numbers within 30 days, in violation of OAR 335-005-0020(8).
 
10/20/2010
Gray, Denise D.            Speech-Language Pathologist #13111
Outcome:  Final Order by Default Revoking License
Violation:  Licensee failed to perform essential job functions as a school based speech-language pathologist and failed to comply with local district and ESD rules and policies during her employment with the SOESD in violation of OAR 335-005-0015(1) and (2). Licensee failed to maintain complete documentation of the clinical services she provided for students and patients in violation of OAR 335-005-0015(16), OAR 335-010-0060 and OAR 335-010-0070.  Licensee failed to provide all services competently in the treatment of her assigned patients with dysphagia in violation of OAR 335-005-0015(2).  Licensee provided dysphagia services without the appropriate training, experience and competence in violation of OAR 335-005-0015(1).
 
10/13/2010
Clifton, Karen C.          Speech-Language Pathologist #12102
Outcome:  Final Order by Default: Reprimand and $500 Civil Penalty
Violation:  Licensee practiced speech-language pathology without a valid license for approximately one month, in violation of ORS 681.360(1). Licensee submitted her license renewal late in three instances, in violation of ORS 681.320(1) and OAR 335-060-0030.  Licensee failed to complete required professional development, in violation of ORS 681.320(1) and OAR 335-060-0030, and to submit a timely professional development audit response to the Board, in violation of OAR 335-070-0050.  Licensee failed to submit address changes to the Board within 30 days, in violation of OAR 335-005-0020(8).
 
7/2/2010
Gray, Denise D.            Speech-Language Pathologist #13111
Outcome:  Order of Emergency Suspension issued July 2, 2010
Violation:  Board determined that licensee was not providing services to adult patients, specifically those with dysphagia, with due competence as required by OAR 335-005-0015(2): Individuals shall provide all services competently; OAR 335-005-0015(16): Individuals shall maintain clinical records as required by the Board’s rules to ensure the provision of competent and appropriate care for persons served; and OAR 335-005-0020(1): Individuals shall engage in only those aspects of the professions that are within the scope of their competence, considering their level of education, training and experience.
 
3/10/10
O’Loughlin, Dennis      Audiologist #22387
Outcome: Consent Order for Voluntary Limitation
Violation: OAR335-005-0015(2): Individuals shall provide all services competently.  A Consent Order was issued on March 10, 2010, limiting licensee's practice of audiology.   Licensee shall not perform audiologic testing of any type on any individual at or under the age of twelve months, and shall not conduct auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing on any individuals regardless of age. Licensee may apply to have the limitation lifted after he meets certain conditions specified in the Consent Order. 
 
3/4/10
Moore, Patty L.    Speech-Language Pathology Assistant # A0075
Outcome: Emergency Suspension issued August 19, 2009; Final Order Revoking Certificate issued March 4, 2010
Violation: Certificate Holder verbally abused a student, which is unprofessional conduct in violation of OAR 335-005-0010(2)(i). Certificate Holder's abuse of alcohol and controlled substances adversely affected her practice, which violates OAR 335-005-0015(13). Certificate Holder misrepresented her criminal history on her September 2003 SLPA license application and her 2007 renewal, in violation of ORS 681.350(1)(a) and OAR 335-005-0010(2)(b) and (c). These violations are grounds for revocation under ORS 681.350(1)(b) and (c).
 
12/15/08
Martin, Larry Audiologist #20896
Outcome: Consent Order for Voluntary Limitation
Violation: OAR335-005-0015(2): Individuals shall provide all services competently.
Clarification: An Order of Emergency Suspension was entered on November 10, 2008, pursuant to ORS 183.430(2) and ORS681.350, specifically for a violation of OAR335-005-0015(2): Individuals shall provide all services competently.  A Consent Order was approved by the Board on December 8, 2008, limiting licensee's practice of audiology to patients aged 6 and over.  Licensee may apply to have the limitation lifted after 9/15/2009 if he meets certain conditions specified in the Consent Order.