For immediate release: January 3, 2022 (22-001)
Call: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
General public inquiries: Wellbeing Methods Consumer Service 360-236-4700
Point out revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Overall health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of the following health and fitness care companies in our point out. The department has also immediately suspended the credentials of persons who have been prohibited from practising in other states.
The department’s Health Devices High quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to set licensing benchmarks for extra than 80 wellness care professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information and facts about disciplinary motion taken towards professional medical doctors and health practitioner assistants can be uncovered on the Washington Healthcare Fee (WMC) web-site. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be despatched to [email protected].
Information about well being treatment companies is on the agency’s website. Simply click on “Look up a well being care provider license” in the “How Do I?” part of the Office of Health property website page (doh.wa.gov). The web-site involves information and facts about a health and fitness care provider’s license position, the expiration and renewal day of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of authorized files issued following July 1998. This info is also obtainable by contacting 360-236-4700. Buyers who consider a health care supplier acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to phone and report their complaint.
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission suspended the license of registered nurse Donald J. Schaefer (RN.00171483). Schaefer surrendered his license in Oregon right after the Oregon State Board of Nursing discovered he had unsuccessful to comply with a prior disciplinary get necessitating toxicology screening.
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission suspended the license of registered nurse Jeff Tchai-Fu Su (RN.60287904) for just one calendar year. Su failed to assess and consider two individuals less than his treatment and manufactured untrue entries into the professional medical file for 1 of people clients, making an unreasonable possibility of harm.
In December 2021 the secretary of wellbeing indefinitely suspended the certified nursing assistant license of Kevin Michael Wall (NC.60271822). He unsuccessful to comprehensive a compound use application.
In October 2021 the Massage Therapist Software suspended the massage therapist license of Edward Y. Kim (MA.00013024) for not complying with a prerequisite to post regular general performance evaluations or declarations of unemployment.
In December 2021 the secretary of well being indefinitely suspended the qualified professional medical assistant license of Theresa A. Coleman (CM.60383699) for not complying with a prerequisite to participate in a material use checking method.
In December 2021 the Nursing Fee suspended the registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner licenses of Alexander Ponomarenko (RN.00131433, AP.30007005) for at the very least 36 months. Ponomarenko utilised his operate laptop to search about 100 pornographic sites, making use of look for conditions for photos of girls and boys under the age of 18. He also failed to adequately doc data into the professional medical information of eight sufferers, resulting in medicine problems and faulty diagnoses.
In November 2021 the Nursing Fee suspended the license of registered nurse Gary Troy Wright (RN.60624238). The Oklahoma Board of Nursing suspended Wright’s registered nurse and qualified registered nurse licenses for putting an anesthesia circuit hose into his mouth on at minimum six events through a surgical technique, and for holding an anesthesia circuit hose in his hand when bleeding from his facial area and sitting on the ground of an vacant operating place.
In December 2021 the secretary of overall health suspended the certified nursing assistant license of Susan Marie Cruz (NC.10041972) for at minimum five decades for stealing $61,000 from a affected individual.
In November 2021 the secretary of overall health indefinitely suspended the certified nursing assistant license of Mariela Concepcion Ramirez (NC.60458771). Ramirez was convicted of attempting to elude a pursuing law enforcement motor vehicle, a class C felony, in Yakima Superior Courtroom.
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Delaware: In November 2021 the Nursing Fee entered an settlement with registered nurse Nathaniel David Swift-Erslev (RN.60832241) that indefinitely suspends his license. The Delaware Board of Nursing had placed his license on probation for three several years contingent on Swift-Erslev’s enrolling in its monitoring plan inside 30 days. The Delaware Board of Nursing primarily based its willpower on allegations of diversion of controlled substances and material use.
Oregon: In December 2021 the secretary of health and fitness suspended the mental health and fitness counselor license of James Randy Webb (LH.60185615), pending additional authorized action. Webb’s license was revoked by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Well being Examiners for procedure of clientele with whom he had a prior marriage and monetary and billing information challenges.
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