Kitsap County EMT suspended on charges of attempted rape

For immediate release: September 16, 2016                                     (16-106)

Contact:          Julie Graham, Strategic Communications Office           360-810-1628                       

Kitsap County EMT suspended on charges of attempted rape

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Secretary of Health, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems program suspended the emergency medical technician (EMT) certification of Robert Q. Lemon (ES.60670468) pending further action.

Lemon allegedly attempted to sexually assault a 17-year-old woman. He has been charged with second-degree attempted rape in Kitsap County Superior Court.

Lemon has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the department’s charges.

The statement of charges and summary action order are available online by clicking the link to Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; or 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 Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems program protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the competency and quality of licensed emergency medical personnel. The Secretary of health 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.

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