For immediate release: June 15, 2022 (22-086)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of the following health care providers in our state. The department has also immediately suspended the credentials of people who have been prohibited from practicing in other states.
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’s website. Click on “Look up a health care provider license” in the “How Do I?” section of the Department of Health home page (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 also encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In April 2022 the Chiropractic Commission suspended for at least 12 months Frank Henry Springob (CH00001149). Springob, without forewarning, placed his hands into patient A’s pants and massaged near her vagina.
In April 2022 the Nursing Assistant Program and certified nursing assistant Taylor Nichole Martin (NC60477153) entered an agreement that suspends Martin’s license for at least five years. Martin stole from multiple co-workers and vulnerable adults who were residents at a senior living facility where she worked.
In April 2022 the secretary of health suspended for at least 10 years the registered medical assistant license of Jimmy S. Howard (MR60693466). Howard was convicted in February 2022 of child molestation and communication with a minor for immoral purposes in Kitsap Superior Court. He was sentenced to 31 months of confinement.
In April 2022 the secretary of health revoked with no right to reapply the massage therapist license of Danny Alan Calixto (MA60261315). Calixto pled guilty and was convicted of two counts of voyeurism for observing two women while they were undressing, dressing, and showering. He was sentenced to four months in jail and agreed to forfeit his license.
In April 2022 the secretary of health suspended for at least two years the home care aide credential of Mark A. Fabro (HM60678489). Fabro accepted $1,300 from a resident at the assisted living facility where he worked. He also accepted a check for $100 but did not cash it before the resident’s family initiated a stop payment on it.
In April 2022 the secretary of health suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Tonya Marie Maki (NA60243131). Maki admitted using methamphetamine for four months.
In April 2022 the secretary of health affirmed a February order that suspended for two years the mental health counselor license of Layne Serr (LH00004674). Prior to reinstatement, Serr must pay a $1,000 fine and complete continuing education requirements. Serr misidentified herself as a psychologist and breached the standard of care in contacting a client’s estranged relative. Serr also managed and asserted partial control over another client’s finances.
Out of State
Montana: In April 2022 the Nursing Commission immediately suspended registered nurse Kathryn S. Fowler (RN61015330). The Montana Board of Nursing found that Fowler committed unprofessional conduct when she reduced intravenous fluids for an infant patient without an order from the treating physician and without contacting the treating physician.
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