The license of a Lakewood nurse has been suspended after allegations surfaced that she was trafficking cocaine and having a sexual relationship with an inmate at the Special Commitment Center.
Barbara Ann Boardman, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, has 20 days to respond to the charges and request a hearing with the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and state Department of Health.
She cannot work in Washington as a nurse until the charges are resolved.
The commission made the decision Tuesday after expressing concern that Boardman’s behavior places other patients at risk.
“The Commission finds an immediate danger exists …