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For Immediate Release
July 1, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

NURSING ASSISTANT CONVICTED OF PRACTICING LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING WITHOUT A LICENSE


Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Jerry Lee Holland, 45, of Saltzman Road, Severna Park, pled guilty and was convicted of Practicing Licensed Practical Nursing Without a License and Misrepresentation as Authorized to Practice Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN). The Honorable Michael E. Loney, the presiding Judge, scheduled sentencing for July 26, 2005.

The State provided the Court with a statement of facts in support of the guilty pleas, describing that Jerry Lee Holland has never been licensed in the State of Maryland or elsewhere as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). However, between July 29, 2003 and September 24, 2004, while he was employed at Psychotherapeutic Services, an Annapolis D.D.A. facility providing services to developmentally disabled clients, the Defendant performed licensed practical nursing duties including giving injections of prescribed medications. For most of time period that he impersonated a LPN, he performed LPN duties on a temporary basis. The facility relied upon Holland’s representations that he was a LPN. Holland also provided Psychotherapeutic Services with a counterfeit LPN license. When Psychotherapeutic Services discovered on September 24, 2004, that Mr. Holland was not a LPN, he was immediately terminated from employment. The defendant was a certified nursing assistant but this certification did not qualify him to perform in a nurse role.

This case was investigated by Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Maryland Board of Nursing . The case was prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of the Maryland State Police.
 

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