For immediate release: August 2, 2022 (22-117)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications or registrations of the following health care providers in our state. The department also immediately suspended the credentials of people barred from practicing in other states.
The Department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (eg, dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to email@example.com.
Information about health care providers is on the agency’s website. Click on “View health care provider license” in the “How do I?” section of the Department of Health home page (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information on health care provider license status, expiration and renewal date of accreditation, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who feel a healthcare provider has acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In June 2022, the health secretary suspended Rachel Marie Teague’s certified nursing assistant license (NC60684365). Teague did not respond to an investigator’s request for an explanation of allegations that she stole $90 from a client.
In June 2022 the health secretary suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Gladwell W. This may interest you : Traveling During Pandemic and Pandemic Effects Within (and Beyond). Kagai (NA00200820). Kagai was drunk while taking care of a patient.
In June 2022, the Nursing Commission suspended registered nurse Bryan David Maruhashi (RN60563235) after Maruhashi was convicted of four counts of assault in King County Superior Court. Read also : Microdoses of psychedelic mushrooms can improve mood and mental health.
In June 2022, the Medical Assistant Register summarily suspended medical assistant Sharon Linda Nakazzibwe (CM60967376) pending further disciplinary action. See the article : Grove City Council Adopts Action Plan to Address Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues. The Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protection Services determined that Nakazzibwe neglected a vulnerable adult, which prevents her from being employed in the care of or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.
In June 2022, the health secretary suspended the licenses of nursing assistant and certified medical assistant Samantha Marie Shivvers (NC60781594, MR60861969). Shivvers did not respond to an investigator’s request for an explanation of allegations that she stole items from her employer, including an iPhone.
Out of State
In July 2022 the health secretary suspended the license of certified home care aide Michelle Diane Reyes (HM60647490). Reyes has pleaded not guilty to charges related to her admission that she frequently took medication from patients at the home for adults where she worked.
Nevada: In June 2022, the Pharmacy Commission summarily suspended the pharmacist license of Aurora Bejto (PH60957232), pending further disciplinary action. In July 2021, the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy revoked Bejto’s pharmacist license for two years for diverting controlled substances.