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December 5, 2012

Nurse could have license revoked for charges of fraud, addiction

ANDERSON, Ind. — A nurse criminally charged with prescription fraud now faces sanctions and a possible revocation of her license by the Indiana Board of Nursing, according to charging documents from the Indiana attorney general.

Paula Bolt of Anderson is accused of obtaining and selling narcotics through prescription fraud. The formal licensing complaint was filed Monday with the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

“Diverting narcotics and fraudulently writing prescriptions pose serious risks to public safety,” said Gabrielle Owens, deputy director of the Attorney General’s Licensing Enforcement and Homeowner Protection Unit. “Our priority is to ensure patients are protected and licensed professionals are held accountable.”

Bolt, 60, and her daughter Kelly Bolt, 41, also of Anderson, were arrested by the Madison County Drug Task Force on Oct. 11 for dealing painkillers. Bolt later admitted to scheming with her daughter to obtain the painkillers by filing false insurance claims and prescriptions, according to the charging documents.

An INSPECT report, which is a compilation of controlled substance information, revealed that from July 2 to Sept. 17, Bolt obtained 1,290 hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets. Bolt was terminated from her job at Community Hospital Anderson in October, according to charging papers.

Bolt was charged criminally with six counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit and five counts of dealing in a Schedule I, II, III controlled substance. Both are Class B felonies.

The attorney general’s office filed a petition to suspend the nurse’s license for 90 days which the Indiana State Board of Nursing approved in October. The board has not set a date it will consider the licensing complaint against Bolt.

Bolt faces four licensing charges from the Board of Nursing, including obtaining and selling drugs through fraud and being unfit to practice and keep her license because of an addiction to painkillers. Bolt admitted to police that she consumes about 12 painkillers a day, according to court documents.

The charges Bolt faces from the Nursing Board aren’t criminal or civil, but rather licensing. All health professionals in Indiana have to be licensed with their respective administrating licensing board.

The attorney general’s office is authorized to investigate allegations of violations among professionals and file complaints with the respective licensing board if necessary.

The board is responsible for determining whether Bolt is guilty of the charges and what the appropriate punishment would be. The result could range from a reprimand to a revocation of her license.

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