For immediate release: March 14, 2023 (23-034)
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 February 2023 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse license of Krista Lyn Franco (RN60505027). Franco was dismissed from a substance use monitoring program after testing positive for fentanyl. Franco did not respond to a letter of allegation or the statement of charges.
In February 2023 the secretary of health suspended for at least three years the certified nursing assistant license of Taylor Ann Marcotte (NC61046782). Marcotte stole $1,100 from a client via an ATM withdrawal to a PayPal account. She did not respond to a letter of cooperation or a statement of charges.
Out of State
Oregon: In February 2023 the Nursing Commission summarily suspended the advanced registered nurse practitioner license of Juli A. Schurmann (AP60135617-NP). In January 2022 the Oregon State Board of Nursing accepted the surrender of Schurmann’s certified nurse practitioner license because of conduct derogatory to the standards of nursing. That conduct included concerns related to prescribing, dispensing, administrating, or distributing drugs in an unsafe manner or without adequate patient instruction, and for failure to properly assess and document a patient assessment when prescribing, dispensing, administrating, or distributing drugs.
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