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OLYMPIA — The Washington State Division of Well being has taken disciplinary steps or withdrawn fees in opposition to the adhering to health treatment companies in our point out.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