For immediate release: October 9, 2018 (18-145)
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 September 2018 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the certified medical assistant credential of Meghan Elizabeth Hunkerford (CM60396330). Hunkerford, who filled fraudulent prescriptions, didn’t respond to a Department of Health investigator’s inquiry.
In September 2018 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the emergency medical technician credential of Brian David Beemer (ES60547414). In 2017 Beemer was charged with possession of a controlled substance-cocaine.
In September 2018 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the licensed practical nurse credential of David Jay Boiselle (LP00047151). Boiselle’s nurse license was suspended in 2001. In 2003 Boiselle was convicted of fourth-degree assault. In 2003 his massage practitioner license was revoked. In 2004 his paramedic license was revoked.
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