For immediate release: December 29, 2021 (21-261)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 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 the following 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., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2021 the secretary of health suspended the licenses of certified nursing assistant and registered nursing assistant Brooke McKenzie Walton (NC10096108, NA60858291) for two years for unprofessional conduct and violating standards of practice. Walton accepted money and items from a patient, stole money from another patient, and made unauthorized withdrawals from another patient’s bank account. She was charged with identity theft in Benton County Superior Court in December 2020.
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse license of Roxanne Dawn Kokkeler (RN60401543). In June 2021 Kokkeler’s license was revoked by the Oregon State Board of Nursing for practicing without a current license and failing to cooperate with the board during an investigation.
In November 2021 the Nursing Assistant Program suspended the license of registered nursing assistant Feven Tekeste Matewos (NA60181969) pending further action. The Department of Social and Health Services determined she neglected a vulnerable adult under her care.
In November 2021 the secretary of health denied an application to reactivate the certified nursing assistant license of Kristi Jo Johnson (NC10044126). Johnson was convicted of reckless driving in 2013 and driving under the influence in 2015 and 2016.
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission suspended the license of registered nurse Rosamond L. Hoover (RN00173669) for failing to comply with a substance use monitoring program.
In November 2021 the Chiropractic Commission permanently revoked the x-ray technician license of Alayna S. Thompkins (CX60486392), with no right to reapply. Thompkins was convicted of theft and trafficking in stolen property by the Pierce County Superior Court.
In November 2021 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the license of registered nurse Christie Jeanette Bates (RN60753642). Bates diverted controlled substances from her place of employment.
In November 2021 the Home Care Aide Program suspended the license of home care aide Rachel Hanna Kintner (HM60701510) for five years after she was fired for having a romantic and sexual relationship with a patient.
Out of State
Nevada: In November 2021 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the license of registered nurse Jacqueline K. Smith (RN00138985). Smith failed to complete an approved nursing refresher course.