For immediate release: October 18, 2017 (17-148)
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 2017 the Pharmacy Board indefinitely suspended the pharmacist credential of Edward L. Jeglum (PH00010321), who didn’t comply with an order regarding a mental health evaluation.
In September 2017 the Department of Health rescinded the home care aide credential of Kre’Shawna Je’Cole Jones (HM60736900), who erroneously received a license despite not having passed required examinations.
In October 2017 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the medical assistant phlebotomist and X-ray technician credentials of Christina Renee Jones-Norris (PC60393690, XT60466474), who didn’t respond to a Department of Health investigator’s inquiry about allegations of numerous criminal convictions.
In October 2017 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the massage therapist credential of Christina M. Sarver (MA00006494), who didn’t complete required continuing education.
In October 2017 the Medical Quality Assurance Commission entered an agreement with physician Nathan D. Zilz (MD00033914) under which he won’t renew his credential. Zilz’s license was suspended in 2017 after the Arizona Medical Board prohibited the physician from practicing medicine in that state. The Arizona board found Zilz’s behavior under the influence of alcohol created an imminent danger to public health and safety.
In October 2017 the Chemical Dependency Professional Program suspended the chemical dependency professional credential of Clarence F. Farmer (CP00005381) for at least three years. Farmer received payment for evaluating a client and recorded that he treated the client, but didn’t provide proof of treatment.
In September 2017 the Pharmacy Commission entered an agreement with pharmacy assistant and pharmacy technician Troy Damon Langdon (VB60064770, VA60255800) that suspends his credentials for at least five years. On his applications, Langdon denied having been convicted of a crime, and asserted he’d held no pharmacy credentials in other states. Langdon has three criminal convictions in Arizona, where he held a pharmacy technician license that expired in 2008.
Out of State
California: In October 2017 the Medical Commission indefinitely suspended the physician credential of Anthony Schapera (MD00031432), who didn’t comply with a requirement to undergo a mental examination.