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Secretary of State Announces Nursing License Suspension

Date Posted: Friday, November 13th, 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 Kimberly L. Shaw Kehr of Carney’s Point, New Jersey, following the suspension of her license in the state of New Jersey and falsely answering questions on her Delaware license renewal.

In making his determination, Secretary Bullock considered the written complaints filed with the Board of Nursing for temporary suspension of the professional license of Ms. Kehr. She has twice tested positive for morphine use, and her New Jersey license was suspended for failure to comply with the New Jersey Recovery and Monitoring Program (RAMP). In applying for her Delaware license renewal in August 2015, Ms. Kehr falsely answered questions regarding her license being suspended in other jurisdictions and being dependent on alcohol, stimulants, or habit-forming drugs.

The Delaware Code Titles 23 and 24 were amended on April 15, 2014, to enable a temporary suspension pending a hearing to be issued upon the written order of the Secretary of State with the concurrence of the Board chair if the activity of the licensee presents a clear and immediate danger to the public health.

As a result of the actions taken today, the suspension of Ms. Kehr 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.

A copy of the signed public order suspending the license of Kimberly L. Shaw Kehr can be found below.

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