Connecticut Board of Examiners disciplines 3 nurses
State Disciplines Three Nurses
The state Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined three nurses, including one who dealt in anabolic steroids.
In the steroid case, the board fined RN Michael Mase of New Milford $3,000 and placed his license on probation for a year. He has said he started using steroids in connection with power lifting and that he bought them for his own use and to share with friends, records show.
In 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and intent to sell steroids, records show, and is now on criminal probation through 2018.
Under the consent order he signed with the nursing board, Mase must undergo random drug tests but he can stay employed as an independent contractor with Vivacity Life Center in Stamford.
On Wednesday, the board also placed the RN license of Tracy Kane of Naugatuck on probation for three years. Records show Kane tested positive for alcohol in 2016, in violation of an earlier probation.
Kane must take random drug and alcohol tests and submit reports from a therapist and employer while on probation, under a consent order she signed with the board.
The board also placed a reprimand on the RN and APRN licenses of Alyson Evans of Blacklick, Ohio.
Records show that in 2016, Ohio officials placed her license on probation for a year after she admitted prescribing pain cream for three patients who she did not examine. Connecticut officials can discipline licenses that nurses hold in the state if they have been disciplined by other states.
This story was reported under a partnership with the Connecticut Health I-Team (www.c-hit.org).