For immediate release: November 22, 2017 (17-164)
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OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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 2017 the secretary of health ended probation and conditions on the chemical dependency professional trainee, chemical dependency professional, agency-affiliated counselor, and registered nursing assistant credentials of Jennifer Lynn Canaan (CO60158121, CP60411031, CG60633250, NA00189895).
In November 2017 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Amy Johanson (RN00174152) with unprofessional conduct. Johanson allegedly didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring program.
In November 2017 the secretary of health denied a home care aide credential to Steven John Bradburn (HM60747641). On his application, Bradburn asserted action had never been taken against any health care license he has held. In 2009 he surrendered his chemical dependency professional and registered counselor credentials.
In October 2017 the secretary of health denied a chemical dependency professional trainee credential to Danell Jolene Hampton (CO60774507). In 2005 Hampton was convicted of hit and run attended, reckless endangerment, and fourth-degree assault. In 2006 she was convicted of third-degree malicious mischief by complicity-property damage. In 2016 she was convicted of third-degree driving while license suspended, and third-degree theft.
In November 2017 the Nursing Commission ended conditions on the registered nurse credential of Magdalena Termure (RN00172366).
In November 2017 the East Asian Medical Practitioner and Massage Practitioner programs charged East Asian medical practitioner and massage practitioner Launa M. Lomeli (AC00002703, MA00015252) with unprofessional conduct. Lomeli allegedly didn’t abide by a 2016 stipulation requiring her to provide proof of having completed continuing education in charting and in pain-anxiety management, and to pay a $1,000 fine.
In November 2017 the secretary of health conditionally granted an agency-affiliated counselor credential to Tracey Lynn Compton (CG60801218) and ordered that her practice be monitored for two years. In 2016 Compton was convicted of first-degree theft.
In November 2017 the Nursing Assistant Program charged registered nursing assistant and certified nursing assistant Lynette Chavon Harris Gordon (NA60693184, NC60698968) with unprofessional conduct. Gordon allegedly provided home care services to clients while under the influence of alcohol.
In November 2017 the secretary of health ended conditions on the interim medical assistant and certified medical assistant credentials of Lisa Nichole Ellefsen (IC60501665, CM60371070), and ended probation on her health care assistant credential (HC60268930).
In November 2017 the secretary of health conditionally granted a home care aide credential to Julie V. Le (HM60768665) and placed her on probation. Until January 2019 Le must comply with probationary terms the Pharmacy Commission placed on her pharmacist credential in 2017.
In November 2017 the Pharmacy Commission reinstated the pharmacist credential of Daniel L. McManus (PH00018256). McManus’s license was suspended in March 2017 after he didn’t respond to a Department of Health investigator’s inquiry about an alleged dispensing error.
In November 2017 the Osteopathic Board ended probation for osteopathic physician Gregory D. Sharp (OP00001611).
Out of State
California: In November 2017 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Stephanie Marie Williams (RN60495786) with unprofessional conduct. Charges say Williams’s California nurse license was placed on probation in 2016 in connection with behavior, substance use, patient care, and health issues.
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.