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Klein-area nurse arrested for injecting fillers without a license

November 12, 2018

Patients go to to Savvy Chic Medspa to look better, but the recent arrest of a nurse might make the clinic look less than its best.

Michelle Bogle, 43, was arrested on Thursday and charged with practicing medicine without a license, which is a third degree offense.

According to court documents, an undercover officer with the Houston Police Department arrived at the clinic to obtain a consultation with a medical doctor and Bogle.

After a video consultation, Bogle then gave the officer a filler treatment recommendations such as Botox and signed her name as a “practitioner” on record.

Bogle, who is also the owner of the spa, was not a licensed physician, licensed physician’s assistant or advanced practice registered nurse and therefore “not authorized to diagnosis or recommend treatment of nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures such as Juvederm injections,” according to court documents.

The Texas Administrative Code states physicians or midlevel practitioners must be trained in nonsurgical procedures, including injectable fillers.

The Texas Board of Nursing has Bogle listed as a licensed vocational nurse.

The board defines licensed vocational nursing as a “directed scope of practice and requires appropriate supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, physician, dentist, or podiatrist.”

According to county records, Bogle met her $2,500 bail and is expected to be back in court in January.

mayra.cruz@chron.com

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