For immediate release: December 29, 2017 (17-176)
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 December 2017 the Dental Commission suspended the dental assistant credential of Oscar Daniel Nieves (D160211141) for at least five years. In 2017 Nieves was convicted of two counts of felony domestic violence court order violation, as well as one count each of second-degree assault – domestic violence and residential burglary – domestic violence.
In December 2017 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse credential of Amy Johanson (RN00174152), who didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring program.
In December 2017 the Nursing Assistant Program charged registered nursing assistant and certified nursing assistant Daryl Guazon Daza (NA60694849, NC60703831) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended his credentials. While working at a convalescent and rehabilitation center, Daza allegedly restrained a partially paralyzed resident by tying him to his bed. The resident was found the next morning covered in urine and feces. The state Department of Social and Health Services will not allow Gaza to be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.
In December 2017 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Jenny Lee Fry (NC10037678) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. The state Department of Social and Health Services, which found that Fry physically and mentally abused a vulnerable adult, will not allow her to be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.
Out of State
California: In December 2017 the Pharmacy Commission indefinitely suspended the pharmacist credential of Nghi V. Dang (PH00051620), who in February 2017 surrendered his California pharmacist license.