For immediate release: July 12, 2022 (22-102)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.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., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 June 2022 the Board of Physical Therapy charged physical therapist Amy Lynn Lewis, formerly known as Amy Lynn Stone (PT60902515), with unprofessional conduct. Lewis allegedly failed to comply with a substance use monitoring program required as a condition of her licensing.
In June 2022 the Board of Optometry agreed to reactivate, with conditions, the optometrist license of Lisa Lachelle Robinson (OD00003122). Robinson, who agreed to the conditions, will have her credential placed on probation for at least three years, must practice with a mentor, and obtain or continue counseling, among other things. In 2018, the State of Idaho Board of Optometry placed her credential on supervised probation for a minimum of five years, but Robinson did not disclose that on her Washington licensing application.
In June 2022 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Amy Lynn Kreuz (NC60519891) with unprofessional conduct. Kreuz allegedly used a home care client’s debit card to make multiple withdrawals totaling about $1,800 shortly after the client died.
In June 2022 the secretary of health ended probation on the agency affiliated counselor license of Christopher Nicholas Munson (CG61027037).
In May 2022 the secretary of health granted with conditions a certified behavior technician license to Kathleen Marie McIntosh (CB61249067). Between 2011 and 2020, McIntosh was convicted of several felonies and gross misdemeanors, including forgery, driving under the influence, and theft. She agreed to contact a substance use monitoring program for evaluation. If she does not need to enroll, her credential will be placed on probation for at least two years, have professional supervision on her practice, and submit quarterly performance evaluations.
In June 2022 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Martha Montes of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Montes allegedly placed online advertisements for massage therapy and scheduled a massage with an investigator, but she does not have a Washington license.
In June 2022 the Examining Board of Psychology charged psychologist Marsha A. Hedrick (PY00000606) with unprofessional conduct. Hedrick allegedly used the racially biased term, “dragon mom” during a court-ordered investigation of a parent. She also allegedly failed to produce a copy of the disclosure form signed by the parent.
In June 2022 the secretary of health ordered Sakchai Sribuaphuan to stop engaging in massage therapy in Washington.
In June 2022 the secretary of health reinstated massage therapist Amber Guy (MA00021146).
In May 2022 the secretary of state denied the home care aid application of Jay Joseph Cesart Remigio Tionquiao (HM61232864). Tionquiao was charged with theft in Kitsap County Superior Court. Under state law, a long-term care worker with certain pending charges is disqualified from working with vulnerable people.
In May 2022 the Examining Board of Psychology ended conditions on the license of psychologist Philip J. Frank (PY00000510) though his practice now permanently excludes court-ordered therapy or treatment, reconciliation therapy, and parenting evaluations.
In June 2022 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Alisha Burns of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Burns allegedly performed unlicensed massage therapy when she provided vacuum therapy, a non-invasive massaging technique, to patients at Perfect Peach, LLC, a business she owns.
In June 2022 the secretary of health ordered Steven Roy Miller to stop engaging in mental health counseling in Washington unless he obtains a license. Miller advertised on his Facebook page that he was a psychologist practicing hypnotherapy and marriage counseling though he doesn’t hold a license for any of those credentials.
In June 2022 the secretary of health ended conditions on the certified emergency medical technician license of Richard Lee Mansfield (ES01165943).
In June 2022 the Substance Use Disorder Program charged substance use disorder professional Fleet Montgomery Daly (CP60890141) with unprofessional conduct. Daly allegedly admitted to using cocaine, a controlled substance and allegedly grabbed his girlfriend’s neck, kicked and slapped her, resulting in physical injuries. He was arrested for assault in October 2021.
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In June 2022 the Social Worker and Nursing Assistant Programs charged independent clinical social worker and certified nursing assistant Rhaejon Monique Ongers (LW00009729, NC60951019) with unprofessional conduct. Ongers allegedly attended a work meeting with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and erratic movements and a test allegedly showed she had a high blood alcohol level.
In June 2022 the Home Care Aid Program charged home care aide Anna Kay Leamon (HM60814602) with unprofessional conduct. Leamon allegedly received a gift of $1,200 from a patient in whose home she lived. Leamon also allegedly shared a patient’s medical information with an unrelated third party.
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.