Lewis County nursing assistant suspended due to charges of sexual misconduct

For immediate release: April 18, 2024   (24-044)

Contact: DOH Communications

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health suspended the license of Lewis County certified nursing assistant David Floyd Potter (NC60794315) pending further legal action.

Charges state that Potter bathed patient A and focused on rubbing patient A’s chest rather than where cleansing was medically needed and ignored patient A’s request to stop. Potter also engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with another patient.

Potter 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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