For immediate release: October 12, 2023 (23-135)
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 August 2023 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the massage therapist license of Skylar James Paul Matulich (MA60665508). Prior to reinstatement, Matulich must pass an ethics course and pay a fine of $2,000. Upon reinstatement, Matulich’s license will be on probation for two years, during which time he must permit a Department of Health investigator on an unannounced basis, and audit at least 10 patient records. In August 2022, during a massage, Matulich touched a patient’s genitals in a sexual manner.
In August 2023 the Nursing Assistant Program summarily suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Katherine May Allen (NA61126783) pending further disciplinary proceedings. In March 2023, Allen was placed on the long-term care abuse and neglect registry after she physically and mentally abused a vulnerable adult.
Out of State
Ohio: In August 2023 the Board of Nursing (formerly the Nursing Commission) and Andrea D. Young (RN61273461, AP61273586-NP) agreed to the indefinite suspension of her registered nurse license and advanced registered nurse practitioner license. Prior to petitioning for reinstatement of either license, Young must provide proof of completion of the continuing education required by the January 2023 Ohio State Board of Nursing Consent Agreement. In January 2023 the Ohio State Board of Nursing entered into a Consent Agreement with Young and stayed an indefinite suspension of Young’s registered nurse license and advanced practice registered nurse license subject to certain probationary terms and restrictions for a minimum of two years.