Sexual misconduct leads to suspension of King Co. emergency medical technician

For immediate release: January 5, 2016                                        (16-002)

Contact:          Sharon Moysiuk, Communications Office                 360-236-4074   

Sexual misconduct leads to suspension of King Co. emergency medical technician

OLYMPIA -- The Secretary of Health, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System program immediately suspended the license of emergency medical technician Zachary Cadiente (EMT.ES.60520619), pending further proceedings.

Charges state Cadiente was a volunteer fire fighter and emergency medical technician at the Ravensdale Fire Department. He is charged in King County Superior Court with third-degree rape of a child, a class C felony sex offense. Cadiente allegedly had sexual intercourse with a minor. He has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the charges and cannot practice as an emergency medical technician until the charges are resolved.

The legal documents in this case are available online by clicking the link to "Provider Credential Search" on the Department of Health website; copies can also 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 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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