For immediate release: August 11, 2022 (22-123)
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Olympia — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or dropped charges against the following health care providers in the state:
The Division’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with its Board, Commissions, and Advisory Board to set licensing standards for more than 80 healthcare professionals (dentists, nurses, counselors, etc.). Information about disciplinary action against physicians and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions regarding WMC disciplinary action can be sent to email@example.com.
Information about health care providers can be found on the agency’s website. Click “Look up a health care provider license” under “How Do I?” Section of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). This site contains information about a healthcare provider’s license status, certification expiration and renewal dates, disciplinary action, and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. Consumers who believe their healthcare provider has acted unprofessional are encouraged to call and report a complaint.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health conditionally granted a Professional Trainee License for Substance Use Disorders. Hannah Elizabeth Corwin (CO61291072). Cowin agreed to terms that included 24 months probation, professional supervision, and quarterly performance reports. In 2017, Cowin was found guilty of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, and was convicted in Superior Court. In 2016, she was convicted of three counts of theft.
In May 2022, the Secretary of Health granted a license for agency-affiliated counselors with conditions. Tricia Elizabeth Tyner, aka Tricia Elizabeth Tyner-Longhorn (CG61203426). Tyner agreed to terms that included two years of probation, professional supervision, and quarterly performance reviews. In 2018, Tyner was convicted of identity theft in California Superior Court.
In July 2022, the Dental Board ended probation for my dental license. Abel Luis Riojas (DE00010763).
In July 2022, the Nursing Aids Program Indicted Certified Nursing Aids Roberto Zitri Espinoza Vargas (NC60996291) Unprofessional Conduct. Vargas allegedly abused vulnerable adults who were patients in a locked memory care unit at the welfare facility where he worked. Vargas also states that lying on top of his patients, he pushed, pulled them, choked them, and forcibly restrained them against their will. did.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health dropped charges against independent social workers. Shannon M. Tierney (LW00007915).
Notify Unlicensed Practice Program July 2022 Therese A. Henning (MA00012801) indicates the intent to issue a cease and desist order against the practice of purporting to provide massage without a license and advertising to provide massage services.
In July 2022, the pharmacy commission indicted pharmacy assistants and technicians. Mark Allan Schultz (VB60802080, VA60968405) Unprofessional conduct. Schultz allegedly stole merchandise from the pharmacy where he worked, including his two bottles of alprazolam, a controlled substance.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health ended the probationary period for the Registered Counselor License. Luther Almain Mitchell-Walker (CG61072042).
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health ended the probationary period for the nursing assistant license. Wakira Monique rankin (NC60335443).
In July 2022, the Massage Therapy Program hired a massage therapist. Matthew Richard Timmons (MA60171973) Unprofessional conduct. He did not respond to investigators for the complaint that Timmons allegedly practiced massage with an expired license.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing indicted a registered nurse. Liza A. Johnson (RN00150962) Unprofessional conduct. After Johnson filed an application to reactivate his license, he is said to have revealed his burglary and theft convictions.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing indicted a licensed practicing nurse. Michael Angelo Vidal (LP61041061) Unprofessional conduct. Vidal was found guilty of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, in Pierce County District Court after Vidal assaulted a child.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing indicted a registered nurse. Nicholas Christian Keller (RN60261908) Unprofessional conduct. Keller allegedly diverted oxycodone from work for personal use.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing indicted a licensed practicing nurse. Christy Marie Auckland (LP60270286) Unprofessional Conduct. Oakland allegedly diverted controlled substances from several facilities where she worked. In January 2021, Oakland was found guilty of DUI in Lakewood District Court.
July 2022 Dental Board and Dentists David G. Myaskovsky (DE00007078) Consent to an order requiring Myaskovsky to pay a fine of $5,000, reimbursement of $5,469, additional continuing education on record keeping, and an ethics and boundaries examination. Myaskovsky practiced under standard care.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health has reinstated the License for Certified Nursing Assistants. Thomas Francis begley (NC60167880).
In July 2022, the Osteopathic Medical and Surgery Board dropped the charges against the osteopathic physician and surgeon. Carolyn Kay Moody (OP60734187).
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California: In July 2022, the Dental Board ended probation for my dental license. Yang H. Kim (DE60541477).
Note to editors: Healthcare providers charged with unprofessional conduct must respond in writing to the Department of Health within 20 days. The case then enters the settlement process. If a disciplinary agreement cannot be reached, the case will move to a hearing.
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