Nederland — The embattled owner of the former Optimum Family Wellness and Hormone Therapy Clinic in Nederland has surrendered his registered nurse license to the Texas Board of Nursing.
This after the board had temporarily suspended Kevin Morgan's license last year. Morgan was also a nurse practitioner at the clinic with Randall Locke. Locke voluntarily surrendered his license last month.
The board found that Morgan's care of 12 of his patients was inadequate and fell below the minimum standards of nursing practice, and he misdiagnosed and over prescribed doses of testosterone and thyroid hormone.
The board's investigation found that the treatment likely contributed to the deaths of two patients.
Although Morgan voluntarily surrendered his license, in doing so, he expressed his disagreement with the board's findings and allegations, and he does not admit to any wrongdoing. In the agreed order to the Board of Nursing, Morgan's attorney, Franklin Hopkins, wrote, "Overall, Mr. Morgan's treatment did not injure these patients. Patients 1-12 were very sick individuals before Mr. Morgan began treating them." Hopkins goes on to say that any negative outcome, were caused by preexisting health conditions, and not a direct cause of Morgan's care.
Hopkins said, "There is no evidence that supports Mr. Morgan's treatment harmed these patients or caused any deaths.
Morgan will have to wait a year before he can petition to get his license reinstated.