July 1, 2005
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.
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
. The case was prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations
Division with the assistance of the Maryland State Police.