State Disciplines Four Nurses

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The Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined four nurses, including three for their abuse of alcohol or drugs.

The board suspended the registered nursing license of Lori Riley of Sharon after finding that she posed a clear and immediate danger to the public.

Records show that in 2015, while working for All About You Homecare in Torrington, she took Percocet meant for a patient, replaced it with Tylenol and falsified the patient’s medical record.

From 2014 to 2016, Riley abused Percocet, Oxycodone and Vicodin, records show. This past January, she signed a plan to enter a confidential rehabilitation program, but records show she failed to comply with the program or begin outpatient treatment for substance abuse.

The board also found that Christina Mahner, a licensed practical nurse from the Terryville section of Plymouth, posed a danger to the public and suspended her license. The statement of charges against her said that she was impaired while on duty Sept. 15 while working for PSA Healthcare in Plainville. It also said she abused opiates, codeine, morphine or heroin on that day.

The board also imposed a two-year probation on the nursing license of Kathleen Killarney, an RN from Andover, who records show abused alcohol to excess and pleaded guilty in 2012 to two counts of fraud for obtaining drug prescriptions illegally.

In 2011, while working at Hartford HealthCare at Home, she took Oxycodone meant for a patient for her own use, records show. In December 2015, she tested positive for Tramadol, an opioid pain medication.

The board also imposed a one-year probation on the RN license of Rachel Lozada-Santiago of Stratford. Records show that while working for Gentiva Health Services of Stratford in September 2015, she failed to accurately maintain medical records when she documented some patient visits that did not occur.

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