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Profile: Okeefe, Dennis P.

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: #528193

Current status: Deceased

Nurse has died.

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
Aug. 22, 2002 Jun. 21, 2003 303 Probation Criminal conviction(s) and on-the-job misconduct

Data last updated Dec. 26, 2009


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