For immediate release: January 26, 2022 (22-015)
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 email@example.com.
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 December 2021 the secretary of health revoked the home care aide license of Todd Theodric Sterling (HM60875101). In May, Sterling was convicted of third-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief, both with a domestic violence enhancement, in Benton County Court.
In December 2021 the secretary of health suspended the health care aide license of Amanda Jeanne Baugh (HM60786785). Baugh admitted to using methamphetamine, which impacted her mental health.
In December 2021 the Pharmacy Commission suspended the pharmacy technician and pharmacy assistant licenses of Josie Ann Fyhn-Willey, also known as Josie Hendrix (VB60205826, VA60242116), after she failed to comply with a required substance abuse monitoring program.