Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock has ordered the temporary suspension of the Delaware nursing license of Katelynn Ronan of Boothwyn, PA, following a filing by the Delaware Department of Justice with the Board of Nursing in response to complaints of the licensee engaging in activities that present a clear and immediate danger to the public health, including the diversion of narcotics from her employer for her own personal use.
In making his determination, Secretary Bullock considered the written complaint filed by the Department of Justice alleging that Ms. Ronan had engaged in the diversion of narcotics based on her theft of patient medications, admitted addiction issues, and pending criminal charges. As a result, the Board should issue an order temporarily suspending her license, pending a final hearing on the complaint as provided by 24 Del. C. § 1923.
As a result of the actions taken today, the suspension of Ms. Ronan will remain in effect for a period of 60 days during which time disciplinary hearings will be held to determine the final disposition for the nurse.