For immediate release: July 28, 2022 (22-112)
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 email@example.com.
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 June 2022 the Nursing Assistant Program and Dani Chea (NA61105935) agreed to a suspension for at least two years of her registered nursing assistant license. Chea was diagnosed with a mental health disorder after spraying a resident’s genitals with Clorox.
In June 2022 the Home Care Aide Program and Anna Kay Leamon (HM60814602) agreed that her home care aide license would be suspended. Leamon lived in the home of two patients she cared for rent-free and received a $1,200 gift from one of the patients. She also shared that patient’s medical information with an unrelated party.