For immediate release: October 11, 2016 (16-117)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office 360-549-6471
Chelan Co. certified nursing and medical assistant licenses suspended due to sexual contact with a patient
OLYMPIA -- State health officials have suspended the license of certified nursing assistant (NC60449882) and registered medical assistant (MR60502921) Jorge Martinez pending further action.
Charges say Martinez had sexual contact with a patient. Martinez cannot practice in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and ask for a hearing.
The legal documents can be seen online by clicking 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 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.