For quick release: December 28, 2021 (21-259)
Get hold of: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
General public inquiries: Health and fitness Units Consumer Service 360-236-4700
State disciplines health and fitness treatment providers
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Division of Well being has taken disciplinary steps or withdrawn fees in opposition to the adhering to health treatment companies in our point out.
The department’s Health and fitness Systems High quality Assurance Division performs with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to established licensing standards for additional than 80 health care professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Data about disciplinary action taken versus professional medical medical practitioners and medical professional assistants can be found on the Washington Professional medical Fee (WMC) web-site. Thoughts about WMC disciplinary actions can be despatched to [email protected].
Data about health treatment companies is on the agency web site. Click on on “Appear up a wellbeing treatment service provider license” in the “How Do I?” area of the Section of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The internet site incorporates information and facts about a health and fitness treatment provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of lawful files issued soon after July 1998. This information is also accessible by calling 360-236-4700. Shoppers who assume a health treatment company acted unprofessionally are inspired to connect with and report their grievance.
In November 2021 the Clinical Assistant Software charged qualified healthcare assistant Summer Lee Barnhill (CM60892264) with unprofessional perform for alleged misuse of managed substances.
In November 2021 the Massage Therapist System billed therapeutic massage therapist Baozhai Wang (MA60671984) with unprofessional perform. Wang allegedly executed breast massages on 3 clients without having authorization or clinical foundation.
In October 2021 the secretary of wellness denied the software of Stephanie Lynn Circumstance (CG61165704) for an company affiliated counselor credential.
In September 2021 the secretary of wellbeing denied the software of Joshua Robert Higdon (NC60987198) for a licensed nursing assistant license for failure to provide needed proof of a compound use analysis.
In November 2021 the Nursing Fee granted the launch of conditions and circumstances for registered nurse Shawn Michael Higginbotham (RN60002592).
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission billed registered nurse Kayla Erin Wilson (RN60295492) with unprofessional carry out for allegedly failing to comply with a substance abuse checking contract.
In November 2021 the Unlicensed Apply System issued a recognize of intent to situation a cease-and-desist order to Yelena Leonchenkova for unlicensed exercise as a physician. Leonchenkova allegedly practiced drugs by injecting Botox into a particular person. Leonchenkova has no license enabling her to perform injections.
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission charged licensed functional nurse Lisa K. Whitcher (LP00020987) with unprofessional conduct. Whitcher was allegedly under the impact of alcohol though on obligation at the facility the place she worked.
In September 2021 the secretary of overall health reinstated the licenses of licensed nursing assistant and registered nursing assistant Zaldy Devera Frago (NC60506600, NA60279244).
In November 2021 the Nursing Assistant and Property Care Aide Packages charged registered nursing assistant and dwelling care aide Ceara Ardellia Howell (NA60075431, HM60824028) with unprofessional perform and violating expectations of treatment. Howell allegedly made use of her position to acquire possession of a patient’s home by possessing herself stated as the beneficiary for the patient.
In October 2021 the Unlicensed Exercise System issued a detect of intent to situation a cease-and-desist order to Caroline Antipolo Dacumos for unlicensed observe as a massage therapist. Dacumos allegedly advertised herself as a therapeutic massage therapist but did not have a license.
In September 2021 the Professional medical Assistant Application billed accredited professional medical assistant Theresa A. Coleman (CM60383699) with unprofessional perform for allegedly failing to comply with a material use checking plan stipulation.
In November 2021 the Dental Commission billed dentist David G. Myaskovsky (DE00007078) with unprofessional carry out. Costs point out that Myaskovsky violated the benchmarks of treatment, misrepresented specifics to the fee, and mismanaged affected person records.
In November 2021 the Unlicensed Exercise Plan issued a recognize of intent to concern a cease-and-desist purchase to Theis Kevin for the unlicensed apply of massage treatment. Kevin allegedly presented to present therapeutic massage treatment companies in a social media advertisement without having holding a license.
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission granted the launch of conditions and problems for registered nurse Ann-Lisa Delight Gubbels (RN60019565).
In September 2021 the Nursing Commission granted a certified simple nurse license to Kayla Serbantez (LP61213419), subject matter to participation in a substance use monitoring software.
In November 2021 the secretary of overall health terminated the oversight and checking ailments of compound use condition professional trainee Jeremy Damon Oberender (CO60932728).
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission billed registered nurse Jo Ann Filan (RN00170137) with unprofessional conduct for allegedly making an attempt to divert controlled substances from the facility in which she worked.
In November 2021 the secretary of health and fitness terminated the oversight and checking ailments of compound use condition expert trainee Jeffrey Clinton Grant (CO60944500).
In November 2021 the secretary of wellness granted the termination of probation for registered nursing assistant Heather Marie Johnson (NA60995343).
In Oct 2021 the Unlicensed Follow Method issued a discover of intent to problem a cease-and-desist order to Karen G. A. Mittet for unlicensed observe as a counselor. Mittet allegedly represented herself as a counselor in promotion services, assembly with, and giving counseling treatment expert services to a DOH overall health treatment investigator. Mittet has no license to practice counseling in Washington.
In November 2021 the Psychological Health Counselor Plan billed psychological health counselor Jamilyn Rose Ellis (LH60637336) with sexual misconduct and unprofessional conduct. Ellis allegedly experienced a sexual romance with a affected person and tried using to conceal it from DOH investigators.
In November 2021 the secretary of wellness granted the termination of the oversight and checking conditions of licensed nursing assistant Marta Jo Lichota, also identified as Marta Jo Davadi (NC60809648).
Nevada: In November 2021 the Nursing Fee reconsidered the suspension of registered nurse Floyd R. Clendenen (RN00088056) and positioned his license on probation for two many years. Clendenen must comply with conditions and ailments, including continuing education and learning and quarterly employer effectiveness evaluation reviews.
Oregon: In November 2021 the Nursing Fee granted the release of conditions and circumstances for registered nurse Rebecca Clair Pulito (RN60740390).
Take note to Editors: Health and fitness care providers billed with unprofessional perform have 20 days to answer to the Section of Well being in producing. The situation then enters the settlement system. If no disciplinary settlement can be arrived at, the situation will go to a listening to.