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TBI: Former nurse gave IV, prescription without doctor
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A former Fentress County nurse is facing charges after TBI agents say he performed medical procedures without a doctor's knowledge.

The TBI launched an investigation into the actions of James Cory Taylor, 36, on May 21 at the request of then-8th District Attorney General Lori Phillips-Jones.

Investigators say Randall Taylor was at James Taylor's home on May 11 when Randall became sick and fell into a semiconscious state. Taylor started a saline intravenous drip and gave Randall Taylor a prescription medication, agents said.

Taylor was a licensed practical nurse employed at Jamestown Regional Medical Center at the time of the incident.

During the investigation, TBI agents discovered Taylor stole the IV and saline from Jamestown Regional Medical Center and he received the prescription medication during a personal visit to the emergency room. The victim did not consent to the IV drip and it was given without the direction of a licensed physician.

A Fentress County grand jury indicted Taylor Thursday on charges of reckless endangerment, unlawful dispersing of a legend drug, unlawful practice of medicine and theft under $500. Officers arrested Taylor at his home that afternoon and booked him in the Fentress County jail on a $2,000 bond.

Taylor resigned from his position at Jamestown Regional Medical Center, according to the TBI.


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