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State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers-M20-11

For immediate release: May 15, 2020   (20-069)

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 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.

Clark County

In March 2020 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the registered nurse credential of Eric Lance Burke (RN00151570). In 2019 Burke surrendered his Oregon nurse license after it was suspended in connection with allegations of narcotics diversion.

Grays Harbor County

In March 2020 the Massage Therapist Program indefinitely suspended the massage therapist credential of Brittney Tiara Hutchinson (MA60921248), who didn’t carry out a requirement to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program.

King County

In March 2020 the Respiratory Therapist Program suspended for at least five years the respiratory therapist credential of Erica N. Dimmer (LR00003506). Dimmer diverted controlled substances for non-therapeutic use by forging a physician’s signature and Drug Enforcement Administration number.

In April 2020 the Massage Therapist Program entered an agreement with massage therapist Dereck L. Olsen (MA00016849) that indefinitely suspends his credential. Olsen didn’t complete required continuing education.

In April 2020 the Massage Therapist Program indefinitely suspended the massage therapist credential of Naomi D. Candler (MA00009087), who didn’t supply proof of having completed required continuing education.

Snohomish County

In March 2020 the Department of Health rescinded the home care aide credential of Lance Brent Ledbetter (HM60912532), who didn’t take a required examination.

Yakima County

In April 2020 the Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement with certified nursing assistant Alejandra Amador (NC60890087) that indefinitely suspends her credential. Amador performed a one-person transfer of a patient whose personal service plan required a two-person transfer. The patient bumped and refractured a knee.

Out of State

Idaho: In March 2020 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse credential of Kent Wendel Long (RN00116815), who didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.

Oregon: In April 2020 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Monique Jefferson (NC60805457) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. In 2019 Jefferson was convicted of second-degree assault. She consequently surrendered her Oregon certified nursing assistant credential.

Virginia: In March 2020 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Jordan Samantha Slayton (RN60588812) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. In 2019 and 2020 Slayton’s nurse licenses were suspended or revoked in Virginia, Oregon, and California.

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