For immediate release: November 6, 2018 (18-158)
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OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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 2018 the secretary of health denied an agency-affiliated counselor credential to Samuel Richard Chose (CG60868595). In 2016 Chose was convicted of first-degree attempted malicious mischief, and of harassment-threat to harm. Chose didn’t supply proof of having submitted to a required substance use evaluation.
In October 2018 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Thomas Lloyd Jones Jr. (RN60222011) with unprofessional conduct. Charges say that in 2016 Jones signed a substance abuse monitoring contract after he removed himself from practicing as a nurse in Oregon in connection with allegations of workplace impairment. In 2017 he allegedly tested positive for morphine and didn’t report a driving under the influence charge. That same year, according to charges, he signed another substance abuse monitoring contract, after which he pleaded guilty to two counts of driving under the influence.
In October 2018 the Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant programs charged certified nursing assistant and certified medical assistant phlebotomist Brandon Jeffrey Lum (NC60545725, PC60744813) with unprofessional conduct. In 2018 Lum was convicted of two counts of second-degree child molestation, and two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
In October 2018 the Certified Counselor Program charged certified counselor Peter Latterner Kane (CL60158195) with unprofessional conduct. Kane allegedly had sex with a client both in his home and in his office.
In September 2018 the secretary of health denied a surgical technologist credential to Alex David Decampos (ST60860393). In 2010 and again in 2017 Decampos was convicted in Nevada of driving under the influence. He didn’t follow through with substance abuse monitoring program requirements.
In October 2018 the Dental Commission charged dentist moderate sedation with parenteral agents permit holder Christopher J. Rafoth (CS10000431) with unprofessional conduct. Charges say that although sedation permit holders must have current certification in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), Rafoth’s ACLS certification lapsed for nearly four months.
In October 2018 the secretary of health ended probation for certified nursing assistant LaShaunda LaShae Crocklem (NC60083783).
In October 2018 the Nursing Commission filed an amended statement of charges against registered nurse Cora Jamille Weberg (RN60712470) to add allegations involving patients who tested positive for hepatitis C after receiving fentanyl or hydromorphone injections from Weberg. Weberg’s license was suspended in May 2018 after two patients tested positive for hepatitis C.
In October 2018 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Cynthia Dawn Fajmon (RN60286419) with unprofessional conduct. Fajmon allegedly didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.
In October 2018 the Chemical Dependency Professional Program charged chemical dependency professional Michael Ellis Dassow (CP60312432) with unprofessional conduct. Dassow allegedly had sex with a client after befriending her on social media and exchanging inappropriate messages with her. Charges say Dassow reported the sexual relations to his employer, and that the client informed Dassow that “he needed to pass her in treatment or she would report him.” The client’s message to Dassow allegedly indicated that Dassow had jeopardized her sobriety.
In October 2018 the Chiropractic Commission charged chiropractor Stephen R. Hathaway (CH00000849) with unprofessional conduct. Hathaway allegedly didn’t comply with a probationary requirement by refusing to allow a Department of Health investigator to perform an unannounced audit.
In October 2018 the Medical Commission charged physician David E. Baker (MD00025510) with unprofessional conduct. Baker allegedly repeatedly behaved in a disruptive and offensive manner toward clinic personnel and patients. Additionally, Baker allegedly didn’t supply proof of having completed required continuing education when requested.
In September 2018 the secretary of health denied a home care aide credential to Signe Laine Froisland (HM60806893). In 2014 Froisland was convicted in Arizona of driving under the influence of liquor/drugs/vapor/combo, and of minor in consumption of alcohol. In 2017 Froisland received suspended prosecution in Arizona on two 2016 charges of possession or use of dangerous drugs. Froisland didn’t complete a required substance use evaluation.
Out of State
California: In October 2018 the Medical Commission charged physician Jan Marie Rosnow (MD60211102) with being unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety. Charges say that in 2017 Rosnow surrendered her Oklahoma medical credential, in doing so admitting she lacked the ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
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.