There were 1,098 press releases posted in the last 24 hours and 468,422 in the last 365 days.

Spokane County medical assistant’s license suspended on charges of promoting prostitution

For immediate release: April 13, 2020  (20-047)

Contact:          Sharon Moysiuk, Communications  360-549-6471

Spokane County medical assistant’s license suspended on charges of promoting prostitution

OLYMPIA – The secretary of health immediately suspended the license of Spokane County certified medical assistant Heather Kemper (CM.60970802) pending further legal action.

Charges state Kemper engaged in a prostitution scheme with another individual. As part of this scheme, Kemper allegedly created a posting on an adult oriented website offering commercial sex services from a victim. The charges say Kemper supplied her victim with heroin and injected the heroin without the victim’s consent. The victim was allegedly forced to perform commercial sex acts at Kemper’s direction. Kemper was charged in Spokane County Superior Court with first-degree promoting prostitution, a class B felony.

Kemper cannot practice as a certified medical assistant in Washington until the charges are resolved. She has 20 days to respond to the charges and ask for a hearing.

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 protects and promotes 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.

The DOH website is your source for a healthy dose of information. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for the DOH blog, Public Health Connection

### Print Version (PDF)