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Olympia — The Washington State Department of Health has canceled or suspended the license, accreditation, or registration of the following health care providers in the state: The department also immediately suspended the eligibility of those who were banned from practicing in other states.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?” A 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 also encouraged to call and report a complaint.
In June 2022, the Secretary of Health suspended the License for Certified Nursing Aids. Rachel Teague (NC60684365). Teague did not respond to investigators’ demands for an explanation for the allegations he stole $90 from a client.
In June 2022, the Secretary of Health suspended the License for Registered Nursing Assistants. Gladwell W. Kagai (NA00200820). While Kagai was tending to a patient, she was drunk.
Board of Nursing Suspended Registered Nurses in June 2022 Brian David Mulhashi (RN60563235) after Maruhashi was convicted of four counts of assault in King County Superior Court.
In June 2022, the Medical Assistant Program Suspended Medical Assistants Sharon Linda Nakajibue (CM60967376) Awaiting further disciplinary action. The Adult Protection Service of the Department of Social Health Services determined that Nakajibue neglected vulnerable adults.
In June 2022, the Secretary of Health suspended licenses for certified nursing assistants and medical assistants. Samantha Marie Shivers (NC60781594, MR60861969). Shivvers did not respond to investigators’ requests to explain his employer’s allegations that he had stolen iPhones and other items.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health suspended the licensed home care assistant license. Michelle Diane Reyes (HM60647490). Reyes has not responded to the charges related to admitting to taking drugs from her patients on multiple occasions at the adult residence where she worked.
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Nevada: In June 2022, the Pharmacy Commission immediately suspended the pharmacy license pending further disciplinary action. aurora bait (PH60957232). In July 2021, the Nevada State Pharmacists Association revoked Bejto’s pharmacy license for two years, citing diversion of a controlled substance.
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