UPDATE: State schedules more hearings for nurse accused of abuse

By: KAKE News - Email
By: KAKE News - Email

ANDOVER, Kan. - The Kansas State Board of Nursing is moving forward with the process of possibly revoking a nurse's license after a video surfaced of what the state has called abuse and neglect.

The board set a second pre-hearing for July 29 and a two-day hearing in late September. It will determine the fate of Geofrey Nyangweso, a registered nurse featured on a hidden-camera video that sparked a state investigation.

Nyangweso is seen in the video taking dementia patient Donna Colcher off a wheelchair, placing her on the floor and leaving her in the dark for an extended period of time. This happened in Victoria Falls, a skilled nursing facility in Andover.

Since then, Nyangweso's license has been suspended. His attorney says Nywangweso lost a job at Victoria Falls and another job after. Victoria Falls was fined more than $150,000 dollars after the state investigation. Victoria Falls does have the right to appeal the state's decision.

Nyangweso also faces a felony abuse charge in Butler County. That case is scheduled for a hearing in mid-June.

The State Board of Nursing revoked 103 licenses last year.

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