For immediate release: April 27, 2023 (23-054)
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 “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 March 2023 the secretary of health permanently revoked the phlebotomist medical assistant license of Brandon Richard Cullen (PC60886045) with no right to reapply. Cullen worked without an active credential and he collected a fee from two patients and then failed to deliver their samples to the laboratory.
In March 2023 the secretary of health suspended the certified nursing assistant license of Stephanie M Jordan (NC10089848) pending further legal action. In November 2022, Jordan was placed on the Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protective Services long-term care abuse and neglect registry when it was determined she had financially exploited a vulnerable adult.
Grays Harbor County
In March 2023 the secretary of health suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Jennifer Rose Holland (NA61234197) pending further legal action. In December 2022, Holland was placed on the Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protective Services long-term care abuse and neglect registry for abandonment of a vulnerable adult.
In March 2023 the secretary of health permanently revoked the phlebotomist medical assistant license of Antonio Diego Baskin-Brugnoli, also known as Antonio Diego Brugnoli-Baskin (PC61056824) with no right to reapply. Baskin-Brugnoli did not respond to the statement of charges against him. In October 2022, Baskin-Brugnoli was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of and dealing in depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, production of child pornography, and possession of child pornography, all felonies.
In March 2023 the secretary of health permanently revoked the phlebotomist medical assistant and certified nursing assistant licenses of Joshua Wayne Strickland (PC60882668, NC60798720) with no right to reapply. Strickland was found to have sexually abused a minor in his care.
Out of State
Oregon: In March 2023 the Nursing Commission summarily suspended the registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner licenses of Christine Elizabeth O’Connor (RN60949723, AP61056892-NP), and charged her with unprofessional conduct. In November 2022, O’Connor surrendered her Oregon licenses for failing to establish or maintain ethical boundaries with a client.
Florida: In March 2023 the Nursing Commission and Laura Ashley Silva (RN61035418) agreed to the suspension of her registered nurse license. Silva may not petition for reinstatement for at least 48 months. In June 2022, Silva was convicted of criminal trespass and unlawful carrying of a dangerous weapon.
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