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Vermont court: Central agency can appeal board decision not to discipline

The Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) within the office of the Vermont Secretary of State has the power to appeal a Board of Nursing decision, the Supreme Court of Vermont held October 14. The court reinstated the decision of an appellate officer to vacate the board's consent order suspending the practice of the appellee (Shaddy v. State of Vermont Office of Professional Regulation).

David Shaddy was a nurse who was accused of diverting narcotics and entered into a consent order suspending him from practice. Shaddy's former employer, Brattleboro Retreat, reported suspicions that Shaddy was diverting narcotics . . .

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