For immediate release: November 28, 2018 (18-164)
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OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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 November 2018 the Residential Treatment Facilities and Behavioral Health Agencies programs notified residential treatment facility and behavioral health agency Daybreak Youth Services – Brush Prairie (FS60722961, FS60873310) of their intent to revoke its licenses. The notifications gave the agency 28 days to respond. According to the notifications, the program received a report alleging Daybreak’s staff and patients were potentially unsafe because of numerous youth resident elopements, physical altercations, and sexual assaults. Daybreak allegedly didn’t comply with a staff-to-patient requirement, didn’t comply with a personnel training policy, didn’t have current legal citations in its policies and procedures, and didn’t report or follow up on incidents that took place at the facility.
In November 2018 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Jana Marie Spencer (NC60870912) with unprofessional conduct. Spencer allegedly entered an apartment and took money from the resident’s purse. In 2018 she received a continuance on a third-degree theft charge.
In November 2018 the Psychology Board conditionally granted a psychologist credential to Jeremy Theophilus Davis (PY60774435). Davis must practice under supervision and undergo mental health counseling. Davis’s Oregon psychologist license was placed on probation in 2015 following his 2014 conviction in that state for patronizing a prostitute.
In November 2018 the Nursing Commission conditionally granted a registered nurse credential to Dennis Martin Bellett (RN60853637), placed him on probation, and ordered him to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program. Bellett’s Texas registered nurse license was reinstated in 2016 subject to conditions. He had surrendered that license in 1998 in connection with misappropriation and intemperate use of a controlled substance.
In November 2018 the secretary of health ended conditions on the mental health counselor credential of Scott Carlton Swan (LH60791547).
In October 2018 the secretary of health denied an agency-affiliated counselor credential to Justin Todd Prather (CG60843335). Prather’s chemical dependency professional trainee credential was suspended in 2018 because he didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.
In November 2018 the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program charged emergency medical technician Dean Lewis Scott (ES60484653) with unprofessional conduct. Scott allegedly inappropriately touched an unconscious, partially unclothed 72-year-old male patient without having a clinical basis, and joked about it to other emergency personnel. Charges say other emergency personnel at the scene found Scott’s conduct unprofessional, abusive, and offensive.
In November 2018 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Barbara A. Chapman (RN60561206) with unprofessional conduct. Chapman allegedly didn’t comply with a 2018 stipulation requiring her to submit performance and personal progress reports.
In November 2018 the secretary of health conditionally granted a chemical dependency professional trainee credential to Heather Marline Morgan (CO60891176) and ordered her to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program. In 2014 Morgan was convicted of two counts of third-degree theft.
San Juan County
In November 2018 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Bradley Dobos, also known as Amchi Thubten Lekshe and Thubten Lekshe, of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Dobos allegedly identified and advertised himself as a physician, but has no license to practice medicine.
In November 2018 the secretary of health conditionally granted an agency-affiliated counselor credential to Max William Hoagland (CG60872609) and ordered him to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program. In 2010 Hoagland was convicted of marijuana possession, and negligent driving. In 2014 he was convicted of first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree theft – wrongfully obtain or exert unauthorized control, and possession of controlled substance other than marijuana – heroin. In 2015 he was convicted of two counts of third-degree theft.
In November 2018 the Nursing Commission conditionally granted a registered nurse credential to Barbara Maria Prajzner (RN00069892), placed her on probation, and ordered her to undergo evaluation for a substance abuse monitoring program. Prajzner’s licensed practical nurse and registered nurse credentials were revoked in 1995. On her application for a new registered nurse credential, she admitted relapsing on chemical substances, but said she had been in treatment since January 2018.
In November 2018 the secretary of health reinstated the registered nursing assistant credential of Fabiola Maria Martinez (NA60036106) and placed her on probation for 12 months.
Out of State
Texas: In November 2018 the Massage Therapist Program charged massage therapist Donnie Rae Fain (MA00004229) with unprofessional conduct. Fain allegedly didn’t submit documentation of having completed required continuing education.
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.
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