STATE BOARD OF NURSING
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs v. Patricia A. Doherty, RN, Respondent; File No. 14-51-02261; Doc. No. 0780-51-15
Notice to Patricia A. Doherty, RN:
[45 Pa.B. 5893]
[Saturday, September 26, 2015]
On May 5, 2015, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, instituted a formal administrative action against you by filing an Order to Show Cause, before the State Board of Nursing, alleging that you have violated certain provisions of the Pennsylvania Professional Nursing Law, Act of May 22, 1951, P. L. 317, (''Act''). Pursuant to 1 Pa. Code § 33.31 and Rule 430 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, 231 Pa. Code Rule 430, providing for service of process upon you by publication.
Formal disciplinary action has been filed against you. You may lose your license, certificate, registration or permit to practice your profession or occupation. You may be subject to civil penalties of up to $10,000 for each violation, and the imposition of costs of investigation.
If you wish to defend against the charges in the attached Order to Show Cause or to present evidence to mitigate any penalty that may be imposed, the procedures for doing so are explained in the Order to Show Cause. You may obtain a copy of the Order to Show Cause from the Prothonotary for the Department of State, 2601 North Third Street, P. O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105, telephone number, (717) 772-2686.
You have the right to retain an attorney. Although you may represent yourself without an attorney, you are advised to seek the help of an attorney. You also have the right to have an interpreter provided should you request one.
All proceedings are conducted under the Administrative Agency Law and the General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedures.
You are directed to respond to the charges by filing a written answer within thirty (30) days of this NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT FILE AN ANSWER, DISCIPLINARY ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU WITHOUT A HEARING. To file your answer, you must bring or send an original and three (3) copies of your answer and any pleadings or other documents related to this matter to the following address:
Department of State
2601 North Third Street
P. O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
You must also send a separate copy of your answer and any other pleadings or documents related to this case to the prosecuting attorney named in the Order to Show Cause.
KRISTIN MALADY, BSN, RN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1748. Filed for public inspection September 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]
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