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Nurse Listing: Santa Barbara County

This data was last updated in December 2009. Statuses may have since changed. Check the California's Board of Registered Nursing license database for the most current license statuses.

This query found a total of 15 nurses. <b>These nurses have Santa Barbara County as their place of residence, according to the Board of Registered Nursing. The counties of residence may not reflect the location of the alleged misconduct of the nurses.</b>

Click on the names below to find additional details on each nurse. You can also view the nursing board's public documents on the nurses by clicking on the PDF link.

There are several limitations to this database.

* Indicates nurse who was disciplined before 2002, when this database starts.

Name Current status Date of last action Case Document
Doyle, Margaret Therese Accusation pending Aug. 27, 2009 PDF
Ferguson, William Accusation pending Apr. 14, 2009 PDF
Hipskind, Carl Douglas Surrendered Feb. 17, 2009 PDF
Kelley, Leslie L.* Accusation pending Mar. 23, 2009 PDF
McCormick, Jill Ellen Revoked Nov. 3, 2006 PDF
Muller, Shannon Black Petition to revoke probation pending Sep. 24, 2009 PDF
Owens, Christine Probation Dec. 12, 2009 PDF
Padua, June Leano Probation Aug. 18, 2008 PDF
Parmelly, Janet L. Revoked Jul. 2, 2007 PDF
Reed, Steuart E. Petition to revoke probation pending Oct. 29, 2009 PDF
Sherry, Sylvia Anne Accusation pending Jul. 3, 2009 PDF
Smith, Chantel Michael Revoked Jul. 8, 2009 PDF
Sutton, Suzann Probation Sep. 7, 2008 PDF
Tsaros, Loraine May Revoked Jul. 10, 2003 PDF
Williams, Jon Roderick Revoked Mar. 12, 2007 PDF

Data last updated Dec. 26, 2009

Please note there are several limitations to the database:
  • This database includes nurses who faced disciplinary action between 2002 and September 2009, as well as any subsequent actions against these nurses. .
  • Employers and patients seeking verification of a nurse’s license should use the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Multiple nurses may have the same name, but each has a unique license number.
  • The information on the database is based on the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing and state documents. In some cases, the Web site and documents conflict; in such cases, reporters used dates included in the board’s documents.
  • Documents for some cases are missing from the site in whole or in part.
  • The database does not include discipline against nurses meted out as a condition of being licensed. Such discipline is only included if the nurse subsequently faced board action.
  • The grounds listed for discipline in this database are based on the board’s public allegations against the nurses. Because accusations are sometimes written in an unclear or inconsistent manner, reporters did not try to guess the intent.
  • This database includes discipline against some nurses who have subsequently died. The board has removed many of these nurses from its Web site. They are included here because they faced disciplinary action during the period examined.

Read our full coverage on the California nursing system.

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Our Complete Coverage

  • The Los Angeles Times and ProPublica have conducted a joint investigation into the failed oversight of California's health professionals. In July 2009, we reported that the Board of Registered Nursing took more than three years, on average, to investigate and discipline errant nurses. It failed to act against nurses whose misconduct already had been thoroughly documented and sanctioned by others. And the board gave probation to hundreds of nurses – ordering monitoring and work restrictions – then failed to crack down as many landed in trouble again and again. Read our complete coverage here.

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Database

  • California Sanctioned Nurse Database - The Los Angeles Times and ProPublica compiled a database of nearly 2,400 California nurses who have been sanctioned since 2002. Search the records of nurses who have faced disciplinary proceedings and the circumstances of allegations against them.

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