For immediate release: November 26, 2019 (19-135)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
State disciplines health care providers and facilities
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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., 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 email@example.com.
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 2019 the Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Professional programs entered an agreement with mental health counselor and chemical dependency professional Timothy David Craig (LH60249720, CP60116520) that requires him to pass an ethics course. Craig didn’t complete and pass a previously required course.
In November 2019 the Residential Treatment Facilities and Behavioral Health Agencies programs entered an agreement with residential treatment facility and behavioral health agency Daybreak Youth Services – Brush Prairie (FS60722961, FS60873310) that places terms and conditions on its licenses. Daybreak must comply with restrictions on patient evaluation, treatment, and admissions. The facility must use a consultant to review and make recommendations about policies and procedures. It must also submit regular reports to the Department of Health, and submit to the Department of Health inspections and visits. Daybreak didn’t meet legal standards in areas including quality improvement, safety and security, admission procedures, sufficient staffing, health care services, medication management, resident rights, and failure to report critical incidents.
In November 2019 the Physical Therapy Board charged physical therapist Michael Kent McQuivey (PT00005278) with unprofessional conduct. The physical therapist allegedly improperly touched a patient.
In November 2019 the Massage Therapist Program charged massage therapist Solomia Patrashko (MA60256842) with unprofessional conduct. Patrashko allegedly didn’t supply proof of having completed required continuing education.
In November 2019 the Chiropractic Commission charged chiropractor Mike Tuan Dang (CH00034629) with unprofessional conduct. Dang allegedly practiced for nearly three years with an expired credential.
In November 2019 the Psychology Board entered an agreement with psychologist David Bruce Hawkins (PY00001284) that permanently restricts him from conducting testing and assessments. The psychologist must pay a $2,000 fine, practice under supervision for two years, and complete courses in ethics and boundaries. Hawkins didn’t meet the standard of care in areas including record-keeping, assessment procedures and reports, and dual relationships and roles.
In November 2019 the secretary of health ended conditions on the certified nursing assistant credential of Veronica Hernandez Cornetta (NC60728367).
In November 2019 the secretary of health ended conditions on the registered nursing assistant credential of Rose Gathara Ndoria (NA60342251).
In November 2019 the Unlicensed Practice Program entered an agreement with Chen Yuzhi that requires Yuzhi to cease and desist from practicing massage without a license, and to pay a $1,000 fine. Yuzhi offered a massage, but doesn’t have a massage therapist license.
In November 2019 the Veterinary Board filed an amended statement of charges against veterinarian Julia Ann Leese (VT00005168) to add allegations that Leese didn’t meet the standard of care in surgery and treatment of a second dog.
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.