Nursing Board accuses Optimum clinic owner of altering document
The Texas Board of Nursing is proposing disciplinary action against the owner of a Nederland clinic, up to and including the possible revocation of his nursing license, after the board says he altered a document in conduct likely to deceive the public.
The board says Kevin Morgan, a Registered Nurse, owns Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness in Nederland.
Paperwork KFDM News has obtained from the board, filed August 31, says it has formally charged Morgan in a disciplinary proceeding. It states:
"On or about July 21, 2017, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Owner of Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness, Nederland, Texas, Respondent altered a Texas Board of Nursing document by adding a sentence that indicates there were no findings in the investigation. Respondent then submitted the letter to a news station (not KFDM) for public display. Respondent's conduct was likely to deceive the public."
The Board also states:
"NOTICE IS GIVEN that staff will present evidence in support of the recommended disposition of up to, and including, revocation of Respondent's license/s to practice nursing in the State of Texas pursuant to the Nursing Practice Act..."
The board hasn't said what action, if any, it might take. The board meets every quarter. The next meeting is set for later this month, according to its website.
KFDM News called the clinic Thursday to speak with Morgan. We left a message and hadn't heard back as of newstime.
In July, KFDM's Angel San Juan did an investigative report examining hormone therapy at the clinic.
Click here to watch Angel's original report.