For rapid release: June 3, 2022 (22-077)
Call: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Client Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA — The Washington Condition Section of Wellbeing has taken disciplinary steps or withdrawn prices in opposition to the following well being care companies in our point out.
The department’s Wellbeing Methods Top quality Assurance Division performs with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 overall health treatment professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information and facts about disciplinary motion taken against professional medical medical professionals and medical professional assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Fee (WMC) website. Queries about WMC disciplinary actions can be despatched to [email protected]
Information and facts about wellbeing care vendors is on the company website. Click on “Appear up a overall health treatment company license” in the “How Do I?” part of the Division of Well being site (doh.wa.gov). The website contains information about a wellbeing treatment provider’s license position, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary steps and copies of authorized files issued right after July 1998. This details is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Customers who feel a overall health care supplier acted unprofessionally are encouraged to contact and report their complaint.
In March 2022 the secretary of well being purchased Sami Anwar to stop and desist from practicing drugs in Washington and shell out a good of $1,000. Anwar was the main functioning officer of a clinical middle and intervened in professional medical care at the centre, but he has never ever held a credential to follow as a medical professional or a surgeon in Washington.
In April 2022 the Nursing Commission finished ailments on the registered nurse license of Jill Suzanne Thompson (RN60864873).
In April 2022 the Nursing Commission ended probation on the registered nurse license of Daniel K. Stoneking (RN00172588).
In April 2022 the Property Treatment Aide Method charged home treatment aide Alison Dawn Sedlacek (HM60620759) with unprofessional perform. Sedlacek allegedly took a hydrocodone capsule from a resident at the grownup family home exactly where she labored.
In April 2022 the Clinical Assistant Plan charged qualified healthcare assistant Heidi Marie Vaughn (CM60366750) with unprofessional carry out. Vaughn was convicted of gross misdemeanor theft in Federal Way Municipal Court docket and Snohomish County District Court in 2015. In 2016, Vaughn was convicted of unlawful solicitation to have a controlled material in Pierce County Outstanding Court. Vaughn allegedly failed to present a essential clarification to a office of wellbeing investigator.
In April 2022 the Nursing Fee reinstated with disorders the registered nurse license of Chris Leon Porter (RN00148053). Porter agreed to the circumstances, which spot his license on probation and prohibits him from training till he has efficiently accomplished a refresher training course. His credential will then stay on probation for at least 18 months, for the duration of which time he may perhaps not train and may not acknowledge employment in health and fitness care without having prior approval from the Nursing Commission. He have to also submit progress experiences and make certain that his employer submits quarterly employer experiences.
In April 2022 the Dental Fee billed dentist Stephen L. Ong (DE00006528) with unprofessional conduct for alleged improper document-holding and treatment method beneath the common of treatment.
In April 2022 the Nursing Commission billed registered nurse Elizabeth Tracy Anderson (RN60136609) with unprofessional carry out right after she was allegedly out of compliance with a compound use checking system.
In April 2022 the House Treatment Aide Method charged home treatment aide Mary Mellisa Carver (HM60680966) with unprofessional perform. Carver allegedly failed to provide a demanded assertion to a division of well being investigator related to a grievance alleging Carver manufactured sexual improvements towards a resident at the assisted living facility wherever she was the routines director.
In April 2022 the secretary of well being reinstated the registered nursing assistant license of Raquel Rona Kenagy (NA60451636).
In April 2022 the secretary of well being granted with disorders an company affiliated counselor license to Tawni Ashlyn Zuniga (CG61231426). Zuniga agreed to the problems, which consist of 4 years’ probation, professional supervision, and quarterly reports. Amongst 2018 and 2020, Zuniga was convicted of theft and assault-domestic violence, among other factors.
In April 2022 the Chiropractic Commission billed chiropractor Timothy Bruce Cost (CH00034209) with unprofessional carry out for allegedly partaking in sexual activity and sexually demeaning behavior with a client.
In April 2022 the Nursing Commission finished disorders 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 requires Deeks to participate in a compound use monitoring plan. The Oregon State Board of Nursing suspended Deeks’ license for just one yr and then Deeks’ license was to be positioned on probation for 36 months with random urine drug testing after Deeks was convicted of driving whilst below the affect of intoxicants in Oregon.
South Dakota: In April 2022 the Nursing Commission billed registered nurse Megan Colleen Grissom (RN60536670) with unprofessional conduct for violating the conditions of a material use checking agreement she agreed to participate in in lieu of discipline.
Take note to Editors: Health treatment providers billed with unprofessional carry out have 20 days to answer to the Office of Overall health in composing. The scenario then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary settlement can be achieved, the case will go to a hearing.
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