For immediate release: September 9, 2022 (22-138)
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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 department’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 protected]
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 pharmacy board rejected my application for a pharmacist assistant position. Debra Sue Saitz (VB61161192). She did not agree to the conditions imposed on the license. Seitz said that between 2003 and 1997 she was convicted of theft, obstruction of law enforcement officers, and making false or misleading statements.
In August 2022, the Board of Nursing granted a conditionally licensed practice nurse credential. kenna courtney lemons, also known as Kenna Courtney Pollock (LP61278856). She should participate in a substance abuse assessment and monitoring program.
In August 2022, the pharmacy commission indicted the pharmacist. Jeffrey W. Reynolds (PH00017863) Unprofessional conduct. Reynolds allegedly wasted the COVID-19 vaccine instead of administering it and fraudulently recorded administering it to two patients.
In June 2022, the Ministry of Health notified: penny michelle fair (MC61202553) I was issued a Mental Health Counselor Associate License by mistake. The department has revoked my eligibility and moved my application to ‘pending’ so that Phair can submit details demonstrating he meets the eligibility requirements. did.
In August 2022, the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems program indicted an emergency medical technician. Andrew T. Finces (ES01163279) Unprofessional conduct. Finseth pleaded guilty to computer hacking and cyberstalking in King County Superior Court. He impersonated another firefighter and used that firefighter’s email to send threatening letters to Seattle City Council members, as well as misuse other firefighters’ emails.
In July 2022, the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare rejected the application for a counselor license belonging to a registered agency. Scott Patrick Kelly (CG61210216). Kelly was convicted of forgery in 2004 and he in 2006. In 2010 she was convicted of DUI and in 2018 she was convicted of driving while her license was suspended.
In August 2022, the Nursing Aid Program and Agency Affiliated Counselor Program Indicted Registered Nursing Assistants and Agency Affiliated Counselors Mark S. James (NA60755181, CG60764864) Unprofessional conduct. When James worked at Western State Hospital, he allegedly illicitly withdrew patient funds for his benefit, without the patient’s approval. The indictment says he received funds ranging from $50 to $2,180 from his 13 patients.
In August 2022, the pharmacy commission indicted the pharmacist. Clint Ortapiburn (PH60409983) Unprofessional conduct. In 2020, Otapiburn waived its California pharmacy license under a stipulated surrender order. In 2021, colleagues allegedly observed her Auttapibarn working drunk.
In August 2022, the Secretary of Health ended the requirements for the Emergency Medical Technician License. Marcus Patrick Stein (ES61028820).
In June 2022, the Ministry of Health notified: Tamera Jordan Duncombe (NC61259218) She was issued a Certified Nursing Assistant credential in error. The department has revoked the credential and moved the application to ‘Pending’ status.
out of state
Hawaii: In August 2022, the Dental Commission indicted the dentist. Karen Floyd Shepard (DE00007852) Unprofessional conduct. Shepard allegedly failed to communicate and perform, among other matters, pretreatment examination of patients, review of records, assessment of patients’ precorrective status, and maintenance of records.
Texas: In July 2022, the Dental Board rejected the dentist’s application. Ahn Bongmin (DE61206238). In 2012, An issued a consent order with the Oregon Dental Commission to decline her license and agree not to seek future licenses in Oregon. An Oregon board suspended his license for falsifying or incomplete patient dental records, making false claims to insurance companies, and using and distributing marijuana.
West Virginia: In June 2022, the Ministry of Health notified: Virgil Wade McMillion (OP61188818-IMLC) erroneously issued him an Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon license.
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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