For immediate release: September 29, 2017 (17-138)
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 2017 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse credential of Stacey E. Kim, also known as Stacey E. Moore (RN60523960) for at least one year. Kim didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.
In September 2017 the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program suspended the emergency medical technician credential of Scott D. Bullene (ES01166456) for at least two years. In 2016 Bullene was convicted of second-degree robbery.
In September 2017 the secretary of health suspended the license of chemical dependency professional Kathy Dastrup (CP00003652) for at least three years. Dastrup signed documents without reading them, knew other license holders forged signatures and that her employers were involved in promoting a urinalysis scheme to increase revenues, and didn’t report license holders’ violations as mandated.
In September 2017 the secretary of health suspended the license of chemical dependency professional Megan Lynelle Earnheart (HM60462382) for at least three years. Earnheart diverted drugs while she was working at an assisted living facility.
In September 2017 the secretary of health suspended the registered nursing assistant credential of Stephen Clark Gibbons (NA60188951) for at least 10 years. The state Department of Social and Health Services determined that Gibbons abused a vulnerable adult by engaging in non-consensual sex with her. Gibbons can’t be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children.
Out of State
Virginia: In September 2017 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the registered nurse credential of Myra Jo Easter (RN60687119). Easter’s Virginia nurse license was suspended in 2017 after she was dismissed from a monitoring program.