For immediate release: December 18, 2018 (18-170)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of 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., medical doctors, nurses, counselors).
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 November 2018 the secretary of health revoked the home care aide credential of Mohammed Saheen Khan (HM60331156). The state Department of Social and Health Services found that Khan neglected a vulnerable adult in his care, disqualifying him from caring for vulnerable adults, juveniles, and children, and prohibiting him from being certified as a home care aide.
In October 2018 the Nursing Assistant Program suspended for 2½ years the registered nursing assistant credential of Lonnie Rogers III (NA60636542). While working at Western State Hospital, Rogers began a romantic relationship with a patient, and asked to borrow money from the patient.
In December 2018 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the home care aide credential of Shalimar Rose Linson (HM60297080), who didn’t supply proof of having completed required continuing education.
In November 2018 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Allison Rae Washburn (NC10016064) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. The state Department of Social and Health Services found that Washburn neglected a vulnerable adult in her care. She can’t be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.
In November 2018 the secretary of health suspended for at least five years the registered nurse credential of Mickey Lee Smith (RN60119607), who had a sexual relationship with a patient.
Out of State
Texas: In November 2018 the Massage Therapist Program agreed to indefinitely suspend the credential of massage therapist Donnie Rae Fain (MA00004229), who didn’t provide required continuing education documentation.