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For instant release: June 3, 2022 (22-077)
Call: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Wellness Devices Buyer Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA — The Washington Point out Office of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn rates towards the pursuing wellness treatment suppliers in our condition.
The department’s Wellness Techniques Good quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to established licensing specifications for much more than 80 health and fitness care professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken in opposition to professional medical medical doctors and health practitioner assistants can be located on the Washington Professional medical Fee (WMC) web-site. Concerns about WMC disciplinary steps can be despatched to [email protected].
Information and facts about overall health treatment vendors is on the company site. Click on “Appear up a well being treatment supplier license” in the “How Do I?” section of the Department of Wellbeing website (doh.wa.gov). The web-site features information about a health treatment provider’s license standing, the expiration and renewal day of their credential, disciplinary steps and copies of authorized paperwork issued immediately after July 1998. This information is also offered by contacting 360-236-4700. Buyers who consider a wellbeing care provider acted unprofessionally are encouraged to phone and report their complaint.
In March 2022 the secretary of health ordered Sami Anwar to cease and desist from practising drugs in Washington and spend a good of $1,000. Anwar was the main operating officer of a professional medical heart and intervened in health-related care at the center, but he has never ever held a credential to apply as a medical professional or a surgeon in Washington.
In April 2022 the Nursing Fee finished ailments on the registered nurse license of Jill Suzanne Thompson (RN60864873).
In April 2022 the Nursing Fee finished probation on the registered nurse license of Daniel K. Stoneking (RN00172588).
In April 2022 the House Treatment Aide Method billed household treatment aide Alison Dawn Sedlacek (HM60620759) with unprofessional conduct. Sedlacek allegedly took a hydrocodone capsule from a resident at the grownup family members house wherever she worked.
In April 2022 the Clinical Assistant Application charged accredited medical assistant Heidi Marie Vaughn (CM60366750) with unprofessional carry out. Vaughn was convicted of gross misdemeanor theft in Federal Way Municipal Court and Snohomish County District Court docket in 2015. In 2016, Vaughn was convicted of illegal solicitation to possess a managed compound in Pierce County Exceptional Courtroom. Vaughn allegedly unsuccessful to provide a necessary clarification to a department of well being investigator.
In April 2022 the Nursing Fee reinstated with circumstances the registered nurse license of Chris Leon Porter (RN00148053). Porter agreed to the problems, which spot his license on probation and prohibits him from practicing till he has efficiently done a refresher class. His credential will then stay on probation for at minimum 18 months, all through which time he may possibly not train and may possibly not settle for work in wellbeing care without having prior acceptance from the Nursing Commission. He will have to also submit development stories and assure that his employer submits quarterly employer stories.
In April 2022 the Dental Commission charged dentist Stephen L. Ong (DE00006528) with unprofessional perform for alleged improper document-trying to keep and procedure beneath the typical of treatment.
In April 2022 the Nursing Commission billed registered nurse Elizabeth Tracy Anderson (RN60136609) with unprofessional carry out following she was allegedly out of compliance with a compound use monitoring system.
In April 2022 the Property Care Aide Method billed house treatment aide Mary Mellisa Carver (HM60680966) with unprofessional conduct. Carver allegedly failed to give a required statement to a department of health investigator linked to a grievance alleging Carver made sexual advancements towards a resident at the assisted residing facility where by she was the actions director.
In April 2022 the secretary of wellness reinstated the registered nursing assistant license of Raquel Rona Kenagy (NA60451636).
In April 2022 the secretary of health and fitness granted with circumstances an agency affiliated counselor license to Tawni Ashlyn Zuniga (CG61231426). Zuniga agreed to the situations, which include things like 4 years’ probation, skilled supervision, and quarterly reports. In between 2018 and 2020, Zuniga was convicted of theft and assault-domestic violence, among the other factors.
In April 2022 the Chiropractic Fee billed chiropractor Timothy Bruce Cost (CH00034209) with unprofessional conduct for allegedly engaging in sexual action and sexually demeaning behavior with a client.
In April 2022 the Nursing Commission finished situations on the registered nurse license of Mark D. Youthful (RN00136107).
Out of State
Oregon: In April 2022 the Nursing Fee and registered nurse Victoria Dimm Deeks (RN00077017) entered an agreement that involves Deeks to take part in a substance use checking method. The Oregon Point out Board of Nursing suspended Deeks’ license for a single calendar year and then Deeks’ license was to be positioned on probation for 36 months with random urine drug screening following Deeks was convicted of driving when less than the affect of intoxicants in Oregon.
South Dakota: In April 2022 the Nursing Fee billed registered nurse Megan Colleen Grissom (RN60536670) with unprofessional conduct for violating the circumstances of a compound use monitoring deal she agreed to participate in in lieu of willpower.
Take note to Editors: Wellbeing care companies billed with unprofessional perform have 20 times to respond to the Section of Wellness in composing. The circumstance then enters the settlement method. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the circumstance will go to a listening to.
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