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Profile: Matheny, Chad Edward

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: #637707

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. 17, 2007 - Accusation Pending In diversion program, out-of-state discipline, and on-the-job misconduct

Out-of-State Discipline

This nurse was disciplined by 1 state nursing board other than California's.

State Discipline Date
(Other State)
(Other State)
Days before first California
accusation filed on Aug. 17, 2007
Ariz. 2/15/07 Surrendered 183
This nurse was labeled a threat to public safety. That means the board's diversion program for impaired nurses determined that the nurse's violations in the program were serious and warranted dismissal and a referral for swift investigation.

To the right is the number of days it took the board to file an accusation (Aug. 17, 2007) against the nurse after he/she was labeled a public risk on Apr. 14, 2006.


Data last updated Dec. 26, 2009

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  • 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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