For immediate release: August 3, 2022 (22-119)
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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 Chiropractic Board will Nathan Scott Anderson’s Trial Period Chiropractic License (CH60440427). Anderson enrolled and participated in a drug use surveillance program, submitted personal progress reports, and agreed not to visit patients at home. During a home visit, the hydrocodone pills were missing. Also, he immediately purchased a rifle from a patient without paying full price.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing indicted a registered nurse. Marlene J. Lehman (RN00142905) Unprofessional Conduct. Lehman allegedly took hydromorphone from the facility where she worked. She also allegedly failed to comply with the institution’s policy on drug waste by failing to administer drugs according to her standards of care and by delaying drug waste.
In July 2022, the Registered Medical Assistant Program agreed to conditionally grant a Registered Medical Assistant license to: sequoia crystal field (MR61246229). Fields agreed to take classes in Law and Ethics and Theft Recognition.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health conditionally granted a Certified Nursing Auxiliary License. Megan Lena Cass (NC61294122). Cass has agreed to comply with the terms of the substance use monitoring program. In 2020, Kath was granted a stay of prosecution over two lawsuits in Buckley City Court requiring her to participate in an outpatient program for alcoholics.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health ended the requirements for professional qualifications in substance use disorders. Bruce Wayne Davis (CP61097177).
In July 2022, the Nursing Aids Program Indicted Certified Nursing Aids Aisha Shanay Spears-Foster (NC10078302) Suspected alcohol abuse and unprofessional conduct.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health will: Daybreak Youth Service – Brush Prairie (FS60873310, FS60722961).
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health ended probation for the Registered Medical Assistant License. Todd Allen Dixon (MR60684962).
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health ordered: Aneka Montello Will stop practicing as a veterinary technician in Washington unless she gets her license.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing completed the requirements for the Registered Nurse License. Kirsten Estelle Shotwell (RN60577468).
In July 2022, the Nursing Aids Program Indicted Certified Nursing Aids Joshua McDonald (NC61000690) Unprofessional Conduct. McDonald was arrested after he stabbed and cut the throat of an 87-year-old woman for whom he worked as a full-time caregiver, and was charged with attempted murder and malicious mischief in Whatcom County Superior Court.
In July 2022, the Health Secretary dropped the charges against massage therapists. Casey A. Sanford (MA60483788).
out of state
Kentucky: In July 2022, the Board of Nursing reinstated the registered nurse qualification as a condition. Stacey Marie McHone (RN61024602). McHone is required to participate in a substance use monitoring program and complete several educational courses.
Oregon: In July 2022, the pharmacy commission indicted the pharmacist. Daniel Nelson Acai (PH60921227) Unprofessional conduct. Asay was unable to provide documentation in response to an inquiry.
In July 2022, the pharmacy commission indicted the pharmacist. Howard Anthony Jensen (PH60969681) Unprofessional conduct by failing to cooperate with a disciplinary tribunal investigation.
Texas: Unlicensed practice program to be notified in June 2022 Matthew Joseph Sheba Intention to issue a ceasefire order. Sciba offered the client cognitive behavioral therapy over Skype, but mental health did not qualify as her counselor.
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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