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Former Connections nurse suspended by state

December 1, 2017

The license of a nurse who worked for Connections substance abuse facility was suspended Nov. 30 after officials say she gave medications to a patient with whom she was having a relationship.

Angela M. Gonzalez-Andino worked at the Millsboro Connections facility during April and May 2017 when she developed a relationship with a patient, according to an emergency suspension order issued by the Delaware Board of Nursing and the Delaware Secretary of State.

The patient was receiving treatment for a substance disorder; Gonzalez-Andino altered the patient’s methadone treatment and also diverted medications to the patient, the order states.

Gonzalez-Andino misrepresented her relationship to her employer. The order states she is on administrative suspension.

Her suspension will remain in effect for 60 days, during which time disciplinary hearings will be held or the final disposition will take place, officials say. As the result of a hearing, the Board of Nursing has the authority to impose disciplinary sanctions which could include revocation of a practitioner’s license or certification.

Connections spokesman Adam Taylor said Connections conducted an internal investigation when it found out about the impropriety. “Connections takes matters such as this very seriously,” he said.

Taylor said Connections took the appropriate personnel action based on its findings, reported the incident to all appropriate authorities and are cooperating with them.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the Connections location and a statement from Connections