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Profile: Paterno, Karen May T.

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.

License: #508394

Current status: Public reprimand (read board documents)

A nurse received a letter of reprimand for a minor violation the Nursing Practice Act, with no restrictions on the license.

This table shows the actions taken against this nurse, as well as the allegations included in the formal accusations filed by the board.

Days elapsed is a Los Angeles Times and ProPublica calculation referring to the amount of time that passed between the board's first public accusation against the nurse and the imposition of discipline.

Accusation Date Decision Date Days Elapsed Discipline Allegations
May 10, 2005 Oct. 27, 2006 535 Public Reprimand On-the-job misconduct

Data last updated Dec. 26, 2009


The following entry on Paterno, Karen May T. is as it appeared on the Board of Registered Nursing's Web site. In some cases, the dates included in the board's log do not correspond with dates included in its official documents. In such cases, the Times and ProPublica used dates in those documents. The board's site at times omits some dates in a nurse's disciplinary history; those dates have been added above.

<h1>BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING</h1> <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>Licensee Name:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">PATERNO KAREN MAY T</td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>License Type:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">Registered Nurse</td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>License Number:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">508394</td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>License Status:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">ACTIVE </td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">ACCUSATION FILED </td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>Expiration Date:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">June 30, 2010</td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>Issue Date:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">February 14, 1995</td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>County:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">SANTA CLARA</td></tr> <tr VALIGN="TOP"><td ALIGN="LEFT"><b>Actions:</b></td><td ALIGN="LEFT">Yes</td></tr> </table> <p> </table> </p><p> </p><h2>Related Licenses/Registrations/Permits</h2> No records returned <p> </p><h2>Disciplinary Actions</h2> <tr> <td colspan="4" width="450">Public documents relating to this action are available here: </nobr><a href="http://rn.ca.gov/public/rn508394.pdf">http://rn.ca.gov/public/rn508394.pdf</a></td> </tr> <p> </p><p> </p><table> <tr> <td colspan="2">May 10, 2005</td> <td colspan="2">Accusation Filed</td> </tr><tr> <td colspan="2">October 27, 2006</td> <td colspan="2">Public Reprimand</td> </tr></table> <p> </p><p> </p><table></td></table> <p> </p><p> <i><b>Disclaimer</b></i> <br /> <i>All information provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs on this web page, and on its other web pages and internet sites, is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. While the Department believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility, as does delay in the posting or updating of information. Therefore, the Department makes no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, currency, or correct sequencing of the information. Neither the Department, nor any of the sources of the information, shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or results obtained from the use of this information. Other specific cautionary notices may be included on other web pages maintained by the Department. All access to and use of this web page and any other web page or internet site of the Department is governed by the Disclaimers and Conditions for Access and Use as set forth at </i> <i><a href="http://www.dca.ca.gov/about_dca/disclaim.shtml">California Department of Consumer Affairs' Disclaimer Information and Use Information.</a></i> </p><p> </p><p> </p> <p> </p>

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