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State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers-M20-18

For immediate release: July 23, 2020  (20-132)

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 media@wmc.wa.gov.

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.

Grays Harbor County

In June 2020 the secretary of health suspended for at least three years the registered nursing assistant credential of Katelyn Mercedes Coic (NA60823851), who used a client’s debit card multiple times to make purchases for her own benefit.

King County

In June 2020 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the massage therapist credential of David M. Gibson (MA00006073), who didn’t provide documentation of having completed required continuing education.

Thurston County

In May 2020 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the massage therapist credential of MaryAnn Leodones (MA00012042), who didn’t supply proof of having completed required continuing education.

Out of State

Alaska: In June 2020 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Barbara Dianne Hannah (NC60265922) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. Hannah took for her own use about $86,000 from the bank account of a person for whom she was an alternate for durable power of attorney. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, which determined that Hannah financially exploited a vulnerable adult, placed Hannah on its long-term care abuse and neglect registry. Hannah can’t be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

Oregon: In June 2020 the secretary of health suspended for at least three years the certified nursing assistant credential of Monique Jefferson (NC60805457). In 2019 Jefferson was convicted of second-degree assault. She consequently surrendered her Oregon certified nursing assistant credential.

Utah: In June 2020 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the registered nurse credential of Shaun Michael Belland (RN60751994). In 2018 Belland was placed on probation in Utah in connection with allegations of controlled substances diversion and impaired practice.

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