Whatcom County Chiropractor suspended on charges of sex with patients

For immediate release: September 2, 2016   (16-100)

Contact: Julie Graham, Strategic Communications Office  360-810-1628

Whatcom County Chiropractor suspended on charges of sex with patients

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health suspended the credential of Whatcom County chiropractor, Terry Rouse (CHIR.CH.00002727) pending further action. The department charges allege Rouse had sexual contact with three patients between 2009 and 2016.

Rouse is charged with three counts of indecent liberties, a class B felony, in Whatcom County Superior Court.

Rouse has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the Department of Health’s charges and the suspension.

The documents can be seen online by clicking “Look up a health care provider” on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. That’s also the number to call to file complaints against health care providers in Washington.”

The Department of Health and the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission 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 state residents.

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