On March 2, 2020, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Board of Respiratory Care temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas respiratory care practitioner permit of James Owen Wood, RCP (Lic. No. RCP00073296), after determining his continuation in the practice of respiratory care poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.
The Board panel found that on or about January 31, 2020, Mr. Wood was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, for receiving visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. On February 24, 2020, Mr. Wood entered a guilty plea agreement with waiver of appeal to a federal offense, possession of visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Mr. Wood, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Mr. Wood.
The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.