For immediate release: November 17, 2017 (17-160)
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 November 2017 the secretary of health suspended for at least three years the registered nursing assistant credential of Sergey Olegovich Teleleyko (NA60248079) and denied his 2017 application to reactivate the credential, which expired in 2013. In 2014 he was convicted of residential burglary, and third-degree theft.
In November 2017 the Medical Commission suspended the physician credential of Jackson L. Haverly (MD00030718) for at least five years. Haverly continued to practice while his license was previously suspended.
In November 2017 the Nursing Commission charged licensed practical nurse Alberto M. Corpuz (LP00040700) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended his credential. Corpuz didn’t call 9-1-1 after a patient with chest pains and respiratory distress received no relief from medication. The state Department of Social and Health Services, which found that Corpuz neglected the patient, will not allow him to be employed in caring for vulnerable adults.
In November 2017 the Nursing Assistant Program indefinitely suspended the certified nursing assistant credential of Abraham Berhe Merutse (NC60407785). The nursing assistant was involved in a series of incidents, including one at his workplace, in which he exhibited threatening behavior.
In November 2017 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the paramedic credential of Jeremy Aaron Johansen (ES60016043), who diverted narcotics from the fire and rescue agency where he worked.
In November 2017 the Medical Assistant Program suspended the registered medical assistant credential of Latasha Ann-Marie Matthews (MR60721708) for at least two years. Matthews didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.
In November 2017 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the chemical dependency professional trainee credential of Carrie Lee Moisey (CO60748903), who didn’t abide by a requirement to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program.
In November 2017 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the registered nursing assistant credential of Ashlyn A. Gray (NA00193396). Gray, who was arrested in 2016 on suspicion of theft, received a continuance on condition that she complete drug treatment. She told a Department of Health investigator she planned to undergo treatment, and cited heroin use as a factor in her arrest.
Out of State
Arizona: In November 2017 the Nursing Commission revoked the registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner credentials of Sukanlaya Hughes, also known as Laura Lynn Smith (RN60576020, AP60576937). Under the name Hughes, her registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner credentials were suspended in 2015 and revoked in 2017. Under the name Smith, she applied for and received registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner credentials in 2016, which were revoked in 2017. She didn’t disclose that she held suspended credentials under the name Hughes.