For immediate release: November 19, 2018 (18-161)
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 October 2018 the Certified Behavior Technician Program entered an agreement with certified behavior technician Sean Tomokichi Saito (CB60777201) under which he surrendered his credential. In 2018 Saito was convicted of three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Grays Harbor County
In October 2018 the secretary of health revoked the home care aide credential of Kyla Marie Till (HM60591932). In 2018 Till was convicted of second-degree assault of a child – domestic violence, a conviction that disqualifies her from being a long-term care worker.
In October 2018 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the certified nursing assistant credential of Luciano Antonio A. Dupaya (NC10069482). The state Department of Social and Health Services found that Dupaya neglected a vulnerable adult in his care. Dupaya can’t be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.
In October 2018 the Pharmacy Commission entered into an agreement with pharmacist Brian S. Johnson (PH00065019) under which he surrendered his credential. Johnson didn’t provide evidence of having submitted to a required mental or physical examination.
In October 2018 the secretary of health revoked the massage therapist credential of Erika Door (MA00003675), who in 2018 was convicted of prostitution.
In October 2018 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the registered nurse credential of Gary C. Hartman (RN00130998), who in 2018 was charged with first-degree murder. Hartman’s credential was immediately suspended in September 2018.
Out of State
Idaho: In October 2018 the Mental Health Counseling and Agency-Affiliated Counselor programs entered an agreement with mental health counselor associate and agency-affiliated counselor Ashley M. Alexander (MC60758086, CG60598916) that suspends her credentials for at least two years. Alexander had romantic or sexual relations with a former client.
Oregon: In October 2018 the Medical Commission indefinitely suspended the physician credential of Jessica A. Feinman (MD00042972). Feinman developed a personal and sexual relationship with a former patient, held a large sum of the former patient’s money, and surrendered her Oregon medical license.