For instant launch: September 23, 2022 (22-147)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Well being Techniques Buyer Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Division of Well being has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn prices in opposition to the next well being care suppliers in our state.
The division’s Well being Techniques High quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing requirements for greater than 80 well being care professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Details about disciplinary motion taken in opposition to medical docs and doctor assistants could be discovered on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions on WMC disciplinary actions could be despatched to email@example.com.
Details about well being care suppliers is on the company web site. Click on on “Look up a health care provider license” within the “How Do I?” part of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The location contains details about a well being care supplier’s license standing, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of authorized paperwork issued after July 1998. This data can be obtainable by calling 360-236-4700. Customers who assume a well being care supplier acted unprofessionally are inspired to name and report their grievance.
In July 2022 the Pharmacy Fee denied the pharmacy technician credential software of Briana Ang Gutierrez (VB61079103). In 2020, Gutierrez was charged with driving beneath the affect, reckless endangerment, and resisting arrest in Yakima County District Court docket. Gutierrez didn’t return an settlement requiring circumstances on her license.
In August 2022 the Licensed Counselor and Substance Use Dysfunction Packages ordered that the licensed counselor and substance use dysfunction skilled license of Jesse Allen James (CL61019010, CP00006269) be positioned on at the very least 24 months probation. James might not have interaction in solo apply as a counselor for twenty-four months, should pay a $500 effective, undergo quarterly evaluate, and full 12 hours of constant schooling within the space of regulation and ethics. In 2021 James was discovered by audit to have inaccurately recorded time spent with sufferers.
In September 2022 the Nursing Fee charged licensed sensible nurse Simon Peter Walusimbi (LP60829583) with unprofessional conduct. In 2022, Walusimbi was convicted of failing to carry out the duties of a driver (property harm) within the state of Oregon.
In August 2022 the Nursing Fee ended circumstances on the registered nurse credential of Thomas Lloyd Jones Jr. (RN60222011).
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In August 2022 the Nursing Fee ended circumstances on the superior registered nurse practitioner and registered nurse credentials of Jennifer A. Clingenpeel (AP30007086, RN00158720).
In August 2022 the Nursing Fee charged registered nurse Beverly Michelle Johnson (RN60657980) with unprofessional conduct. In 2021, Johnson allegedly returned from her lunch break at a talented nursing facility impaired by alcohol use.
In September 2022 the Nursing Fee charged licensed sensible nurse Absolom Ngomi Wangige (LP00058906) with unprofessional conduct. Wangige allegedly practiced as a licensed sensible nurse whereas this credential was expired and failed to answer the Fee’s requests for an announcement and paperwork.
In August 2022 the secretary of well being granted with circumstances the respiratory therapist credential of Anthony Bryant (LR61280911). Bryant agreed to the circumstances, which embrace participation in a restoration program with one to 5 years of substance screening. From 2016 to 2018, Bryant was charged with three counts of driving beneath the affect, one depend of driving with out an ignition interlock gadget, and one depend of alteration of figuring out marks on a firearm.
In July 2022 the secretary of well being denied the substance use dysfunction skilled trainee credential software of Amanda Louise Carrell (CO61279480). In 2019 Carrell pled responsible to tried theft and car prowling.
In September 2022 the Nursing Fee charged registered nurse Brandelyn Lynette Betts (RN60401556) with unprofessional conduct. In 2019, Betts allegedly eliminated managed substances for sufferers with out documenting any administration and, in 2020, was convicted of eluding, and possession of a managed substance in Idaho.
In August 2022 the secretary of well being granted with circumstances the company affiliated counselor credential of Reggie Renido Parker (CG61278133). Parker agreed to 24 months probationary supervision. In 2018 Parker was convicted of two counts of driving beneath the affect.
In August 2022 the secretary of well being issued a cease-and-desist order to Chelsea Alysse Headrick. Headrick is ordered to now not have interaction within the apply of therapeutic massage until she obtains applicable licensure, and to pay a effective of $1,000.
In August 2022 the secretary of well being issued a cease-and-desist order to Cheng Liu. Liu is ordered to now not have interaction within the apply of therapeutic massage with out applicable licensure, and to pay a effective of $1,000.
In August 2022 the secretary of well being denied the pharmacy assistant credential software of Emily Ann Skondin (VB61253966). From 2015 to 2019, Skondin was convicted of theft, driving beneath the affect beneath 21, and reckless driving. Skondin didn’t adjust to a substance use analysis required along with her software.
Out of State
Kansas: In July 2022 the secretary of well being denied the surgical technologist credential software of Nicholas James Henry (ST61214753). Between 2009 and 2019, Henry was convicted of three counts of driving beneath the affect. Henry didn’t adjust to a substance use analysis required along with his software.
North Carolina: In September 2022 the Nursing Fee charged registered nurse Kristy Ann Linerud (RN00124887) with unprofessional conduct. In 2020, Linerud allegedly agreed to take part in a substance use monitoring program and, in 2021, allegedly didn’t report back to the Fee a 2021 conviction for driving beneath the affect.
Be aware to Editors: Well being care suppliers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to answer the Division of Well being in writing. The case then enters the settlement course of. If no disciplinary settlement could be reached, the case will go to a listening to.