State disciplines health care providers

For immediate release: November 16, 2018  (18-160)

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OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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 ( 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.

Clark County

In October 2018 the secretary of health ended conditions on the chemical dependency professional trainee credential of Adrian Vincent Hernandez (CO60692009).

Island County

In October 2018 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant John Taylor Bishop (NC60626196) with unprofessional conduct. In 2018 Bishop pleaded guilty to third-degree assault – domestic violence, harassment threats to kill – domestic violence, and obstructing – false/misleading statement.

Pierce County

In October 2018 the Home Care Aide Program charged certified home care aide Shalimar Rose Linson (HM60297080) with unprofessional conduct. Linson allegedly didn’t supply proof of having completed required continuing education.

Snohomish County

In October 2018 the Pharmacy Commission charged pharmacy technician and pharmacy assistant Angela Christine Linscott (VA60358341, VB60294723) with unprofessional conduct. Linscott’s licenses were suspended in 2015 in connection with diverting opioid medication. She allegedly didn’t inform her employer of the suspension and for about 2½ years worked as a pharmacy technician without an active license. Linscott allegedly forged her pharmacy technician license and provided the forged license for display in the pharmacy where she worked.

Spokane County

In October 2018 the Naturopathy Board withdrew a statement of charges against naturopathic physician Michael W. Whitney (NT00000944).

In October 2018 the secretary of health ended probation for chemical dependency professional trainee, chemical dependency professional, and agency-affiliated counselor Cory Lane Bromley (CO60632489, CP60835848, CG60723761).

Yakima County

In October 2018 the Home Care Aide Program charged certified home care aide Maria C. Miranda (HM60303811) with unprofessional conduct. Miranda allegedly didn’t supply proof of having completed required continuing education.

Out of State

California: In October 2018 the Dental Commission entered an agreement with dentist Yang H. Kim (DE60541477) that fines him $5,000 and places him on probation for at least four years. In 2017 the Dental Board of California imposed conditions on Kim’s practice in that state.

Idaho: In September 2018 the Chiropractic Commission denied a chiropractor credential to Fabian Harper (CH60832244). In 2017 Harper was convicted of fourth-degree assault. Harper didn’t submit to a required mental health evaluation.

Minnesota: In September 2018 the Nursing Commission denied a registered nurse credential to Renae LeeAnn Roedel (RN60704543), who didn’t supply evidence of having undergone a required examination.

Oregon: In October 2018 the Psychology Board ended conditions on the credential of psychologist Jennifer Hart Tansey (PY60617539).

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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