For immediate release: December 7, 2016 (16-138)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
State disciplines health care providers
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.
The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (e.g., medical doctors, nurses, counselors).
Information about health care providers is on the agency website. Click on “Look up a health care provider license” in the “How Do I?” section of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In September 2016 the secretary of health denied a registered nursing assistant credential to Faedra D’Anne Smith (NA60658585). In 2009, 2010 and 2016, Smith was convicted of driving while intoxicated. In 2010 she was also convicted of reckless endangerment.
In October 2016 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner Kelly Martene Bell (RN00075082, AP30005937) with unprofessional conduct. Bell allegedly didn’t meet the standard of care in treating two patients, which included her prescribing practices, documentation, and monitoring.
In November 2016 the Home Care Aide Program charged home care aide Alissa Anne Adams (HM60417021) with unprofessional conduct. Adams allegedly had a sexual relationship with a patient.
In October 2016 the Home Care Aide Program charged home care aide Patricia Ann Danielson (HM60412383) with unprofessional conduct. Danielson allegedly admitted illegally buying narcotics.
In October 2016 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Chandel J. Lien of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Despite having no veterinarian or veterinary technician license, Lien allegedly advertised and performed veterinary services.
In September 2016 the secretary of health denied an agency-affiliated counselor credential to Kristina Marie Auckland (CG60673911), who in 2016 was convicted of two counts of attempted tampering with a witness.
Grays Harbor County
In October 2016 the secretary of health ended probation for chemical dependency professional trainee and chemical dependency professional Kenneth Allen Boice (CO60451243, CP60655745).
In October 2016 the Chiropractic Commission charged chiropractor Scot A. Sorum (CH00003669) with unprofessional conduct. Sorum allegedly had sexual contact with two patients. In 2014 he was convicted of fourth-degree assault – domestic violence, and interfering with reporting of domestic violence.
In October 2016 the secretary of health conditionally granted an interim medical assistant credential to Lakisha M. Lollie (IC60691503) and ordered her to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program.
In October 2016 the Dental Commission withdrew a statement of charges against dentist Jae Lyung Hur (DE60058466).
In October 2016 the Facilities Services and Licensing Program entered an agreement with in-home services agency Alleva Home Care (FS60531646) that fines the company $500. A relicensing inspection revealed nine code violations, including a repeat violation for not consistently documenting employee annual performance evaluations.
In November 2016 the Naturopathy Board charged naturopathic physician Daniel J. Dixon (NT00000366) with unprofessional conduct. Dixon allegedly didn’t meet the standard of care in issuing multiple medical marijuana authorizations. Charges say Dixon said he treated about 4,510 patients in a little more than nine months, including patients seeking new and renewed medical marijuana authorizations.
In November 2016 the Dental Commission charged dental assistant Patricia Lillian Marquart (D160029335) with unprofessional conduct. Charges say Marquart was implicated in thefts from dental offices where she worked.
In October 2016 the Veterinary Board charged veterinary technician Katie Irene Coen (AT60081860) with unprofessional conduct. Coen allegedly admitted diverting narcotics from the veterinary hospital where she worked.
In November 2016 the Medical Assistant Program charged certified medical assistant Susan Billings (CM60377959) with unprofessional conduct. Billings allegedly used a needle with which she’d accidently scraped herself to administer vaccine into an infant.
In November 2016 the Home Care Aide Program charged home care aide Angela M. Garcia (HM60366486) with unprofessional conduct. Garcia allegedly billed for care she didn’t provide.
In October 2016 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Xiaohong Chen of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Chen allegedly offered to provide massage services despite never having had a massage license.
In November 2016 the Osteopathic Board charged osteopathic physician-limited license John Dallas Cagle (OL60475775) with being unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety. Charges say an evaluation indicated Cagle has a physical or mental condition that renders him unable to practice with appropriate safety for patients.
In October 2016 the Nursing Commission ended probation for licensed practical nurse and registered nurse Matthew G. Skews (LP00041761, RN00114682).
In November 2016 the Naturopathy Board charged naturopathic physician John A. Catanzaro (NT00000769) with unprofessional conduct. Catanzaro allegedly hasn’t complied with a 2015 order that required him to refund 10 patients a total of $180,750.
In October 2016 the Medical Assistant Program charged certified medical assistant Jolene LaVon Pearson (CM60369751) with unprofessional conduct. Pearson allegedly made errors in patient care, including falsifying blood pressure readings, administering expired medication, and incorrectly administering vaccine.
In June 2016 the Pharmacy Commission denied a pharmacy assistant credential to Audriana Kristina Haisch (VB60594337). On her application, Haisch gave false information about her criminal history.
In September 2016 the Occupational Therapy Board charged occupational therapy assistant Amanda L. Roberts, also known as Amanda L. Lawrence (OC00001088), with unprofessional conduct. Roberts allegedly didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.
In October 2016 the secretary of health conditionally granted a chemical dependency professional trainee credential to David Clayton Edwards (CO60648827), placed him on probation, and ordered him to undergo an evaluation for a substance abuse monitoring program. Between 1976 and 2012, Edwards was convicted of 13 felonies and seven gross misdemeanors.
In November 2016 the Nursing Assistant Program filed an amended statement of charges against certified nursing assistant Brandy Nicole Videgar (NC60515699) to remove allegations that the state Department of Social and Health services determined that Videgar financially exploited a vulnerable adult resident for whom she was a caregiver.
Out of State
California: In October 2016 the Nursing Commission ended conditions on the credential of registered nurse Margaret Giselle Usrey (RN60288652).
Oregon: In November 2016 the Midwifery Program charged midwife Regina Sunshine Flanagan (MW60275005) with unprofessional conduct. Flanagan allegedly failed to transfer a home-birth patient to a hospital as quickly as she should have when the patient’s baby’s decelerating heart rate indicated a transfer was in order.
Note to Editors: Health care providers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond to the Department of Health in writing. The case then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the case will go to a hearing.