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Board of Nursing disciplines two Front Royal residents

By Sally Voth svoth@nvdaily.com

Two Front Royal certified nurse aides have recently been disciplined by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

William Lawrence Murphy, of 234 Cardinal Drive, was reprimanded Aug. 1, according to online nursing board documents.

Murphy had been ordered into the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program two years ago following seven convictions for offenses related to alcohol, which included public intoxication and driving under the influence, according to the order.

A June 2010 consent order from the board states Murphy was convicted of one DUI and six public drunkenness charges between 2006 and 2008 in Warren County General District Court, but had since finished a state alcohol program, as well as a rehab program and regularly attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

It states Murphy was put on warning status in February 2011. This came after he didn't call the test line nine times last August and September, as well as not submitting a screen two times during that time period, according to the order.

Murphy was fired from his job as a nurse aide at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Warrenton last August after not providing adequate patient care, according to the order.

He was dismissed from the monitoring program last October after informing his case manager he wasn't going to continue with it, the order states.

The Board of Nursing also on Aug. 1 revoked the license of Priscilla Natt, of 210 E. 19th St., after a finding of abuse, according to online board documents.

Natt was fired from Oak Springs of Warrenton in June 2011 days after three other certified nurse aides saw her "rough handling and verbal abuse of residents," according to the consent order.

The order states Natt was rough when transferring a patient to a chair and the patient was bleeding from a facial cut after being given a shower, and continued to spray a resident with cold soap in a whirlpool after the woman had asked her to stop.

"Additional facility investigation at Oak Springs into Ms. Natt revealed that it was reported on June 24, 2011, that she changed a resident's adult diaper by holding the resident's legs in the air like one would change a baby against the resident's wishes," the order states.

It states Natt denied the allegations to a Department of Health Professions investigator.

A public listing for Williams couldn't be found Thursday evening.

Natt wasn't immediately available Thursday, but her mother, Mollie Natt, described her as a "good worker," who wanted to take care of the patients, and was retaliated against by other staff members who she said were abusive. Mollie Natt said she's advised her daughter to get her record cleared.

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