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State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers-M20-2

For immediate release: February 6, 2020  (20-016)

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.

Chelan County

In December 2019 the secretary of health suspended for at least 10 years the X-ray technician and radiologic technologist credentials of Brian Lynn Wood (XT60655027, RT60667081). In 2019 Wood was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor – domestic violence, and of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Clark County

In December 2019 the Massage Therapist Program entered an agreement with massage therapist Brenda Q. Mills (MA60250697) that indefinitely suspends her credential. Mills didn’t complete required continuing education.

Franklin County

In December 2019 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Sandra Lynn Butler (NC10032153) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. After determining that the nursing assistant neglected a vulnerable adult, the state Department of Social and Health Services placed her on its long-term care abuse and neglect registry. That bars Butler from being employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

King County

In December 2019 the secretary of health suspended for at least 10 years the registered nursing assistant credential of Morris Kamara (NA60936974), who in 2019 was charged with second-degree rape.

In December 2019 the Mental Health Counselor Program entered an agreement with mental health counselor Kenneth S. Peer (LH00010879) that indefinitely suspends his credential. Peer consented to a final judgment with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to insider trading, alleging he used confidential information a patient gave him.

In December 2019 the secretary of health suspended for at least one year the registered nursing assistant credential of Florencia Escandor Enguerra (NA00015847). The state Department of Social and Health Services determined that Enguerra neglected a vulnerable adult. That agency placed her on its long-term care abuse and neglect registry. She can’t be employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

In January 2020 the Nursing Assistant and Home Care Aide programs indefinitely suspended the registered nursing assistant and home care aide credentials of Elizabeth Stella Darboe (NA60609918, HM60731565), who didn’t abide by a substance abuse monitoring contract.

Pierce County

In January 2020 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the licensed practical nurse credential of Suleta Marie Kamau (LP60645110). Kamau’s Ohio nurse license was suspended in 2018 in connection with opioid-related issues.

Snohomish County

In January 2020 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the certified nursing assistant credential of Joseph Yatta Sesay (NC60533757). The state Department of Social and Health Services, which determined that Sesay neglected a vulnerable adult, placed him on its long-term care abuse and neglect registry. That prohibits Sesay from being employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

Spokane County

In December 2019 the secretary of health entered an agreement with registered nursing assistant Marny Lynn Castillo (NA60718379) that suspends her credential for at least two years. The state Department of Social and Health Services, which determined that the nursing assistant mentally abused a vulnerable adult, placed her on its long-term care abuse and neglect registry. That prohibits Castillo from being employed in caring for or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

Thurston County

In December 2019 the Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement with registered nursing assistant Lucy L. Mow (NA60957652) that indefinitely suspends her credential. While providing care to three supported living agency clients, Mow drank wine and fell asleep outside during her shift.

Out of State

Illinois: In January 2020 the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the registered nurse credential of Sean Robert Hammer (RN60866245). Hammer’s Illinois nurse license was revoked in 2019 in connection with allegedly sexually assaulting a patient.

Indiana: In January 2020 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Tammy Gail Meyer (RN60425197) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. In 2019 Meyer was subject to restriction, suspension, surrender, or revocation of her nurse licenses in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Virginia, Connecticut, Missouri, California, and Mississippi.

Indiana: In January 2020 the Nursing Commission charged licensed practical nurse Mandy Cox (LP60892641) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. Cox’s Louisiana nurse license was suspended in 2019.

Wyoming: In December 2019 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Deborah Ann Thomas (RN60786326) with unprofessional conduct and immediately suspended her credential. Thomas’s Kentucky registered nurse license was suspended in 2019.

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