Spokane County massage therapist suspended on sexual misconduct charges

For immediate release: November 8, 2016                                      (16-129)

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

Spokane County massage therapist suspended on sexual misconduct charges

OLYMPIA -- State health officials suspended Spokane County massage therapist Phillip Wayne Harris (MA.60294803) pending further action.

While providing massage services, Harris allegedly touched two female clients inappropriately.

Harris has 20 days to request a hearing to address the charges. He can’t practice massage in Washington until the charges are resolved.

The legal documents on 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 Department of Health and Board of Massage protect and promote 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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