For immediate release: March 2, 2023 (23-023)
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 email@example.com.
Information about health care providers is on the agency’s website. Click on “Health Care Provider Lookup” under the “Find it Fast” 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 also encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In January 2023 the secretary of health suspended the certified medical assistant license of Jaimi H. Apple (CM61168778). Apple was granted a certified medical assistant license with conditions in 2021 that required she comply with a substance monitoring program. She withdrew from the monitoring program because of medical issues and failed to check in about required testing.
Grays Harbor County
In January 2023 the secretary of health suspended the agency affiliated counselor license of Mikayla Lynn Lippincott (CG61049362). Lippincott failed to comply with a 2020 agreement because she didn’t ensure her employer submitted quarterly performance evaluation reports, or if unemployed, to submit unemployment declarations.
In December 2022 the secretary of health revoked the home care aide credential of Kimberly Ann Madore (HM60401750). In 2021 the Department of Social and Health Services placed Madore on its registry of people disqualified from caring for vulnerable adults and children after she was convicted of theft in Spokane County District Court.
In January 2023 the Nursing Commission suspended the licensed practical nurse credential of Daniel J. Moen (LP00029584). Moen failed to comply with an agreed order requiring him to comply with a substance use monitoring program.
Out of State:
Kentucky: In January 2023 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner licenses of James Jerome Robinson (AP60923009-NP, RN60925707). In April 2022, the Kentucky Board of Nursing entered an agreed order with Robinson that placed his Kentucky advanced practice registered nurse credential on probation for two years with conditions and restrictions.
Missouri: In January 2023 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse license of Rhalashondra Demika Straughter (RN61293281) pending further disciplinary hearings. In July 2022, the Colorado State Board of Nursing suspended Straughter’s registered nurse license because she did not comply with an order that required her to submit to a mental and/or physical examination.