For immediate release: June 2, 2021 (21-141)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Benton County home care aide suspended on allegations of unprofessional conduct
OLYMPIA – State health officials immediately suspended the license of Benton County home care aide Ivy Metcalf (HM.60726240) pending further legal action.
Charges state Metcalf tried to kiss a patient, grabbed her breasts and buttocks, and forcibly pulled her into the bathroom. After leaving the patient’s home, Metcalf was involved in a single car accident. At the scene of the accident, Metcalf was allegedly screaming belligerently and had to be physically restrained.
Metcalf cannot practice in Washington until the charges are resolved. She has 20 days to respond to the charges and to ask for a hearing.
The legal documents on this case can be seen online by clicking the link on Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call this number and report their complaint.
The Department of Health protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers. The agency establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline. Rules, policies, and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to people in Washington.