For immediate release: September 29, 2017 (17-137)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office 360-549-6471
King County massage therapist suspended on allegations of sexual assault
OLYMPIA – State Department of Health officials immediately suspended King County massage therapist Matthew Thomas Boldt (MA.60579166) pending further legal action.
In July 2017 Boldt allegedly sexually assaulted a female client during a massage therapy session. Charges say Boldt confessed to the sexual assault during an interview with a Department of Health investigator.
Boldt cannot practice massage in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and request 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 that number to report their complaint.
The Department of Health and Board of Massage protect and promote 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.