For immediate release: September 18, 2017 (17-134)
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 August 2017 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the registered nursing assistant credential of Shelby Rose Waddell (NA60733211). In 2017 Waddell’s Oregon registered nursing assistant credential was revoked for financial exploitation.
In August 2017 the Chemical Dependency Professional and Agency-Affiliated Counselor programs entered an agreement with chemical dependency professional and agency-affiliated counselor Danny Michael Allen (CP60188102, CG60441462) that suspends his credentials for at least four years. In response to a complaint alleging he had stolen pain medication from clients and cash from the clinic where he worked, Allen denied the thefts, but admitted using heroin and purchasing oxycodone. In 2017 Allen pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted robbery in connection with an attempt to take another person’s car through threat of immediate force.
In August 2017 the secretary of health suspended the certified nursing assistant credential of Felomina A. Obando (NC10080562) for at least five years. Obando operated an adult family home where a resident took another person’s narcotic medication. By the time Obando notified the resident’s physician of the medication error about 23 hours later, the resident was unresponsive. The resident died. The state Department of Social and Health Services found that Obando neglected a vulnerable adult and she is not allowed to be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children.
In August 2017 the secretary of health entered an agreement with pharmacy technician Eric W. Davenport (VA00063248) that suspends his credential for at least 20 years. In 2016 Davenport was convicted of first-degree attempted child rape, and attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor.
In August 2017 the Hearing and Speech Board suspended the audiologist credential of Shashi L. Daniels (LD00002967) for at least five years. Daniels sold two clients hearing aids that didn’t fit properly. Daniels provided one client with used replacement hearing aids, and didn’t respond to the other client’s desire to return the hearing aids.
In August 2017 the Massage Practitioner Program indefinitely suspended the massage practitioner credential of Dana Mattson (MA00006399), who didn’t submit required proof of having completed continuing education.