A nurse in Wisconsin was recently arrested for allegedly practicing medicine without a license.
Kyle G. Larson, a licensed practical nurse, posed as a physician under the name Kyle Ellis, police say. On his LinkedIn page, he stated he was an osteopathic physician.
According to police, Larson has been accused of giving medical treatments and dispensing medications without a license. Police believe his practice had only been in operation for a few months.
Larson was arrested after a patient tipped off police. He was booked on the following preliminary charges: Theft by Fraud, Possession with Intent to Deliver Designer Drugs, Dispensing Prescribed Drugs without a Prescription, Practicing Medicine/Surgery without a License and Unlicensed Practice of Psychology.
In October, the AOA and the Massachusetts Osteopathic Society reported a physical therapist assistant who was misrepresenting himself as a DO to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals. The board reached a consent decree with the man, who agreed to stop using unearned credentials.