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The state disciplines health care providers

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For immediate release: June 9, 2022 (22-080)

Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public Inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.

The Department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to establish accreditation standards for more than 80 health professions (eg, dentists, nurses, counsellors). Information on disciplinary action taken against doctors and medical assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions regarding WMC disciplinary action can be sent to media@wmc.wa.gov.

Information about health care providers can be found on the agency’s website. Click on “Find a healthcare provider licensein the “How do I?” section of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a health care provider‘s license status, title expiration and renewal date, disciplinary actions, and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who believe a health care provider has acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.

Chelan County

In May 2022, the Board of Nursing charged a registered nurse Daphne Lelora Tobin Jacobsen (RN60560549) with unprofessional conduct for allegedly working as a nurse while impaired by alcohol.

Cowlitz County

In March 2022, the Health Secretary rejected an application for a licensed health care aide from Justine Mia Johnson (NA61235320) because she did not submit the substance use assessment report required for her application.

Island County

In May 2022, the Caregiver Program billed the Certified Caregiver Jack Parker Stewart III (NC60509469) with unprofessional conduct. Stewart allegedly violated a patient’s plan of care for transferring the patient from a wheelchair to a bed, which resulted in injury to the patient.

King’s County

In April 2022, the Board of Nursing charged a registered nurse Corina Saldivar (RN60474579) with unprofessional conduct. Saldivar reportedly withdrew hydromorphone for several patients, but did not document drug administration or wastage.

In April 2022, the Board of Nursing restored with conditions the registered nurse license of Nancy Alice O’Leary (RN00110987). O’Leary, who agreed to the terms, will participate in a substance use monitoring program.

In April 2022, the Secretary of Health ended the requirements for the Acting Physician Assistant, Certified Physician Assistant and Certified Nurse Assistant credentials of Jules Yvette Smith (IC60420324, CM60420323, NC10042799).

Kitsap County

In March 2022, the Health Secretary conditionally granted the home health aide license to Paul-John Santos Flores (HM60535647). Flores agreed to the terms, which include an assessment process and participation in a substance abuse program.

Pierce County

In March 2022, the Health Secretary refused a massage therapist license to Darian Elizabeth Nemec (MA61220241). In 2019, Nemec was convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants and driving with a suspended or revoked license in Oregon.

In March 2022, the Board of Nursing rejected the Licensed Practical Nurse application of Shavon Renee McGuinness (LP60662086). McGuinness used the wrong form and submitted a transcript with errors and inconsistencies. The educational institution McGuiness named as having trained her has been implicated in fraudulent transcript schemes and is not authorized to award nursing degrees.

In April 2022, the Caregiver Program billed the licensed Caregiver Alexandra Smith-Rosas (NA61172518) with unprofessional conduct for allegedly taking controlled substances while on the job.

Spokane County

In May 2022, the Caregiver Program billed the Licensed Caregiver Beverly Ann Moore (NA00200586) with unprofessional conduct for allegedly taking medication from a patient for her own use.

Whatcom County

In April 2022, the Board of Nursing restored with conditions the registered nurse license of Matthew J. Danz (RN00148293). Danz agreed to the terms, which include probation until he completes a refresher course and participation in a substance use monitoring program.

out of state

Oregon: In May 2022, the Caregiver Program billed the Certified Caregiver Julia J. Black (NC60393654) with unprofessional conduct. The charges state that Black had a romantic and sexual relationship with a client and accepted money from that client to pay for part of his car.

Texas: In April 2022, the Board of Nursing charged Yangmotso Bhutia Antso (LP60196601) with unprofessional conduct. Antso, whose LPN credential has expired, allegedly attempted to obtain a registered nurse degree without acquiring the necessary training. Antso also allegedly misrepresented the facts during an investigation by the Board of Nursing.

Note to editors: Health care providers accused of unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond in writing to the Department of Health. The case then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the matter will proceed to a hearing.

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