For immediate release: December 11, 2019 (19-139)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 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OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement with certified nursing assistant Jazmin Magdalena Amador (NC60210737) that allows her to reactivate her credential, and places her on probation for at least 12 months. In 2018 Amador applied to reactivate her credential. In 2017 she was convicted of one count of shoplifting. In 2018 she was convicted of first-degree criminal trespass.
In November 2019 the Radiologic Technologist Program charged X-ray technician and radiologic technologist Brian Lynn Wood (XT60655027, RT60667081) with unprofessional conduct. In 2019 Wood was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor – domestic violence, and of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
In October 2019 the Dental Commission ended conditions on the dentist credential and moderate sedation with parenteral agents permit of Phong Thanh Bui (DE00008813, CS60094077).
In November 2019 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Yan Zixun of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Zixun allegedly lacks a massage therapist license, but owned two spa businesses where employees also had no massage therapist license.
In November 2019 the Pharmacy Commission conditionally granted a pharmacy assistant credential to Michelle Rusty Lea Dela Cruz (VB60974300) and placed her on probation for at least 12 months. In 1999 Dela Cruz was convicted of forgery. In 1998 and again in 1999 she was convicted of unlawful issuance of bank checks or drafts. In 2008 and again in 2009 she was convicted of third-degree theft.
In November 2019 the Massage Therapist Program charged massage therapist Theodore J. Johnson (MA00010180) with unprofessional conduct. Johnson allegedly improperly touched a massage client.
In November 2019 the Dental Commission withdrew a statement of charges against dentist and moderate sedation with parenteral agents permit holder Neal Christopher Raval (DE60280931, CS60303020).
In October 2019 the secretary of health denied a certified behavior technician credential to Andrew Stephen Brown (CB60911539), who in 2019 received deferred prosecution on a driving under the influence charge.
In November 2019 the Veterinary Board charged veterinary technician Katie Elizabeth Sorlien (AT60222792) with unprofessional conduct. Sorlien allegedly didn’t complete required continuing education despite affirming otherwise.
In November 2019 the Hearing and Speech Board charged audiologist Keith David Condict (LD60282050) with unprofessional conduct. Condict allegedly didn’t meet terms of probation.
In November 2019 the secretary of health ended probation for registered nursing assistant and certified nursing assistant Lannette Marie Collins (NA60737168, NC60778552).
In October 2019 the Nursing Commission agreed to reinstate the registered nurse credential of Rose F. Huggett (RN00163533), placed her on probation for at least 12 months, and directed her to complete a refresher course. Huggett’s license was suspended in 2018 because she didn’t comply with previous reinstatement terms.
In November 2019 the Pharmacy Commission entered an agreement with pharmacy technician Tricia A. Sherman (VA00053812) that requires her to complete continuing education in pharmacy law and ethics. Sherman took without permission controlled substances prescribed to a friend.
In October 2019 the secretary of health denied a certified behavior technician credential to Dana Kathleen Byles (CB60984898), who in 2018 received an agency-affiliated counselor credential subject to conditions.
In October 2019 the Veterinary Board ended probation for veterinarian Todd William Perry (VT00004970).
In November 2019 the secretary of health ended conditions on the home care aide credential of Maria C. Miranda (HM60303811).
Out of State
Oregon: In November 2019 the secretary of health reinstated the certified nursing assistant credential of Deron A. Parks (NC10091608). His license was revoked in 2011, in part in connection with criminal convictions of which he was subsequently acquitted.
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.