Nurse Practitioner Pays $60,000 to Settle Civil Penalty Claims Under the Controlled Substances Act
Oklahoma City – Johnny T. Ng, CNP, of Oklahoma City, has agreed to pay $60,000 to settle civil penalty claims stemming from allegations he violated the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and its regulations, announced First Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.
Ng practices medicine primarily at the Careng Clinic in Oklahoma City. The United States alleges that his DEA Certificate of Registration expired on October 31, 2018, and he did not obtain a new certificate until November 5, 2018. More specifically, the United States alleges that, on November 1 and 2, 2018, Ng issued prescriptions for Schedule III and Schedule IV controlled substances without a valid DEA Certificate of Registration.
To resolve these allegations, Ng agreed to pay $60,000 to the United States.
In reaching this settlement, Ng did not admit liability, and the government did not make any concessions about the legitimacy of the claims. The agreement allows the parties to avoid the delay, expense, inconvenience, and uncertainty involved in litigating the case.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency, Office of Diversion Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amanda R. Johnson and Ronald R. Gallegos prosecuted the case.