Documents claim Ouachita County Assessor candidate falsified documents as LPN

Stephanie Olds, the Republican candidate for Ouachita County Assessor, was the subject of a reprimand from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in 2014, according to documents obtained by the Camden News.

According to a letter dated January 28, 2014, the Arkansas State Board of Nursing received a complaint "regarding (Olds') practice at Ouachita Valley Family Clinic."

Ouachita Valley Family Clinic is a Baptist Health affiliate.

It goes on to state that Olds was reprimanded for being in violation of the Nurse Practice Act, citing her termination on March 15, 2013 "for falsification of documentation, failure to report test results and failure to report patient calls."

"About March 5 and March 6 you entered into the computer that you returned five patient calls and reported test results when you had not. Further, you failed to document in the patient electronic medical record injections that patients had received approximately January 16, 2013 and February 25, 2013," the letter states.

Documents also show that on December 4, 2015, Olds voluntary surrendered her LPN (licensed practical nurse) license.

In a statement to the Camden News Olds said, " I denied these allegations then; I deny them now.  Unfortunately, I did not have the means or the time to fight these allegations and already had another job in a different field.  Voluntary surrender was the least harmful option at the time, since I was not working as a nurse and did not plan to return to that field.  The Board told me it was not an admission of wrongdoing at the time.

"Again, I would like to thank you for allowing me to respond and apologize for any negative this may have reflected on Ouachita County."

This is an developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.