For immediate release: February 9, 2023 (23-015)
Contact: DOH Communications
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 January 2023 the Surgical Technologist Program and surgical technologist Shawna Lea Lamb (ST60168560) agreed to an order that suspends her license. Lamb reported to work for a shift but was unable to focus, had rambling speech, and staggered, among other unusual behavior. She tested positive for alcohol.
In November 2022 the Massage Therapist Program suspended the massage therapist license of Christopher W. Mason (MA60729951) for at least three years. Mason improperly touched a client’s breasts during a massage.
In January 2023 the Nursing Commission summarily suspended the advanced registered nurse practitioner anesthetist and registered nurse licenses of Jeremy Todd Adams (AP61054516-CRNA, RN61053308), pending further disciplinary proceedings. The Board of Registered Nursing in California accepted the surrender of Adams’ credentials for unprofessional conduct that included possession of a controlled substance, use of a controlled substance to the extent that it impairs his ability to work safely, and falsifying entries in patient or hospital records.
In January 2023 the secretary of health suspended the massage therapy license of Donovan Paul Loomis (MA60732442) for at least three years. Loomis massaged a client’s breasts without verbal or written consent, and he was not qualified to perform breast massage as required under Washington law.
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