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Secretary of State Announces Nursing License Suspension

Date Posted: Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Categories:  Department of State Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock has ordered the temporary suspension of the Delaware nursing license of Dana Dolan of Smyrna, 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 controlled substances 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. Dolan had engaged in the diverting and consuming of non-prescribed controlled substances from her employer, and her admitted addiction and dependence on controlled substances. 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. Dolan 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.

The licensure status of Ms. Dolan has been updated on the Division of Professional Regulation’s online license verification service.

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