For immediate release: October 16, 2019 (19-116)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office 360-549-6471
Pierce County home care aide’s license suspended on allegations of sexual misconduct
OLYMPIA -- State health officials immediately suspended the license of Pierce County home care aide Margaret Loe (HM60926999) pending further legal action.
Charges state that while providing in-home care for a patient, Loe was videotaped hugging, kissing, and engaging in oral sex with the patient.
Loe cannot practice as a home care aide in Washington until the charges are resolved. She 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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