For immediate release: October 4, 2018 (18-143)
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 Chemical Dependency Professional Program indefinitely suspended the chemical dependency professional trainee credential of Christopher L. Standridge (CO60560032), who didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.
In September 2018 the Naturopathy Board indefinitely suspended the naturopathic physician credential of Launa M. Lomeli (NT00001393). Lomeli didn’t comply with a stipulation requiring her to reimburse the board for $1,000 in costs, and to complete continuing education.
In September 2018 the Chemical Dependency Professional Program entered an agreement with chemical dependency professional trainee Dorothy Wormell (CO60491884) that suspends her credential for at least one year. Wormell first denied and then admitted having had a sexual relationship with a former client.
Out of State
Oregon: In September 2018 the Department of Health rescinded the dental hygienist credential of Heather Renee Schudel (DH60850142), who was issued a license in May 2018 despite not having provided sufficient documentation of completing required education and passing a required examination.