For immediate release: November 1, 2018 (18-157)
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 Naturopathy Board entered an agreement with naturopathic physician Richard A. Marschall (NT00000532) under which his credential is permanently revoked with no right to reapply. A 2018 Thurston County Superior Court order permanently prohibited Marschall from the practice of naturopathic medicine, from representing himself as a naturopathic physician, from using the initials “ND,” and from using the title “doctor,” “naturopath,” or any other similar title without the requisite health care credential. In the order, Marschall stipulated to findings that he had continued to practice naturopathic medicine despite not having had a license since 2013. A 2017 federal criminal conviction required Marschall to remove his website, which he failed to do. Marschall’s disciplinary and criminal history dates back to 2011.
Grays Harbor County
In September 2018 the secretary of health revoked the home care aide credential of Stephani Lynn Tsigounis (HM60519931). The state Department of Social and Health Services determined that Tsigounis financially exploited a vulnerable adult, thus prohibiting her from home care aide certification.
In September 2018 the secretary of health revoked the home care aide credential of Nancymae Osheona Maris (HM60606917). While working at a skilled nursing facility, Maris took money from a vulnerable adult patient’s bank account without the patient’s knowledge or consent. The state Department of Social and Health Services found that Maris financially exploited a vulnerable adult. That prohibits her from home care aide certification.
In October 2018 the Chemical Dependency Professional Program entered an agreement with chemical dependency professional Robyn Arin Webb (CP60278725) that suspends her credential for at least five years. Webb had a sexual relationship with a client, and accessed the client’s clinical records without permission or a professional reason.
In October 2018 the Chemical Dependency Professional Program indefinitely suspended the chemical dependency professional trainee credential of Anna Marie Isquirisigza (CO60535774), who didn’t comply with a requirement to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program.
In October 2018 the Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement with certified nursing assistant Henry Anthony McCormick (NC10014815) that indefinitely suspends his credential. While McCormick was helping to transfer a care and rehabilitation center patient from a wheelchair to a bed, he didn’t check for proper sling placement. The patient fell, sustained injuries, and subsequently died.