Thurston County massage therapist suspended on allegations of sexual misconduct

For immediate release: October 11, 2022   (22-153)

Contact:  Sharon Moysiuk, Communications   360-549-6471

OLYMPIA – State health officials suspended the license of Thurston County massage therapist Timothy J. Cosden (MA.60071009) pending further legal action.

Cosden has displayed a pattern of sexual misconduct against clients. Criminal charges have been filed against Cosden for fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation, a gross misdemeanor, in Thurston County District Court.

The suspension prohibits Cosden from practicing as a massage therapist in Washington in order to protect patient safety and public health. He has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the charges and the suspension.

The legal documents on this case can be seen online by clicking the link on Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call this number and report their complaint.

The Department of Health and Board of Massage protect and promote public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers. The agency establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline. Rules, policies, and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to people in Washington.

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