For immediate release: February 1, 2024 (24-016)
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 November 2023 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the certified nursing assistant license of Jeannie Marie Holmes (NC60330333) until compliance with a 2023 agreed order on reinstatement is achieved. In August 2023, Holmes failed to comply with the 2023 agreed order on reinstatement by failing to complete a monitoring program intake process.
In January 2024 the secretary of health revoked the in-home services agency license of Miguel Racelis Corporation (FS00000032). Miguel Racelis Corporation may not operate any in-home services agencies in the state of Washington without obtaining a valid license. In July 2023, Racelis failed to respond to a statement of charges regarding his failure to provide a plan of correction in response to a statement of deficiencies in December 2021.
In January 2024 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Mercy Akoth Ogola (NA60893413). Prior to petitioning for reinstatement, Ogola must pay a $250 fine and complete eight hours of continuing education in the areas of patient rights, law and ethics, and anger management. In March 2023, Ogola was placed on the Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protective Services long-term care abuse and neglect registry for physically abusing a vulnerable adult.
In January 2024 the secretary of health and Nicole Ann Chamberlin (MR61355884, NC61158977) agreed to the suspension of her registered medical assistant and certified nursing assistant licenses. Chamberlin may not petition for reinstatement for at least 12 months. Prior to reinstatement, Chamberlin must pay a $250 fine and complete four hours of continuing education in the areas of patient rights and law and ethics. In December 2022, Chamberlin was placed on the Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protective Services long-term care abuse and neglect registry for physically abusing a vulnerable adult.
Out of State
Georgia: In January 2024 the Board of Nursing (formerly the Nursing Commission) indefinitely suspended the registered nurse license of Wendy Cotney Farr (RN61079840). Prior to petitioning for reinstatement, Farr must contact a monitoring program and, if required, enroll in the monitoring program, and Farr must also undergo a psychological evaluation. In November 2023, Farr failed to respond to a statement of charges regarding her failure to comply with a five-year monitoring contract.