Lewis County nursing assistant and massage therapist licenses suspended on rape charges

For immediate release: December 28, 2023   (23-165)

Contact: DOH Communications

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health suspended the licenses of Lewis County certified nursing assistant (NC60680346) and massage therapist (MA61107184) Michael P. Frietze pending further legal action.

Charges state that Frietze has pled guilty to two counts of second-degree rape and one count of indecent liberties in Lewis County Superior Court.

Frietze cannot practice in Washington until the charges are resolved. He 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.

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