June 17, 2024
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State disciplines health care providers

Contact: DOH communication
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.

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 (eg, 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 “Search for a Health Care Provider” under the “Get it fast” section of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of its credentialing, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who feel that a health care provider has acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.

Cowlitz County

In June 2023 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistants Bradley Norman Laird (NC61222933) with unprofessional conduct. The charges say Laird entered into a romantic and sexual relationship in August 2022 with a patient at the assisted living facility where he worked.

In June 2023 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistants Angel M. Lasseigne (NC10060601) with unprofessional conduct. The charges say Lasseigne took $300 in December 2021 from a patient at the family home for adults where she worked.

Island County

In June 2023 the Nursing Assistant Program cut registered nursing assistants Kayla Erin Wilson (NA60049975) with unprofessional conduct. The charges state that in February 2021, Wilson signed a five-year referral to a substance use monitoring program in lieu of disciplinary action. In June 2021, Wilson was released from the monitoring program for allegedly missing check-ins, testing, and failing to respond to communications. In December 2021, a different license of Wilson’s was suspended. In May 2022, Wilson was allegedly arrested for driving under the influence, a gross misdemeanor.

King County

In June 2023 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistants Alex Mwangi Ngatia (NC60445961) with unprofessional conduct. Charges say Ngatia pleaded guilty in December 2022 to a charge of fourth-degree assault – domestic violence, a gross misdemeanor.

In June 2023, the health secretary issued a cease and desist order Fei Li. In October 2022, Li agreed to massage a Department of Health investigator in exchange for payment. Li was not and did not hold a credential to practice as a massage therapist in the state of Washington. Li cannot practice massage therapy in Washington and must pay a $1,000 fine.

Kitsap County

In June 2023 the Nursing Commission ended probation on the practical nurse license of Stella Marie Guerrero (LP00040764).

County Lewis

In June 2023 the Dental Quality Assurance Commission and dentist John Pham (DE00008608) into an agreed order. The license is restricted for four years, during which time Pham can only perform up to three simple dental extractions at a time and cannot perform surgical extractions unless a Commission-approved tracker is present. The executor must submit quarterly performance evaluations and will notify the Commission if additional years of compliance are required. An investigator will audit patient records at least twice a year for four years. In May 2021, an investigator found that Pham had performed an unsupervised surgical extraction in violation of an order Pham entered in March 2020.

Pierce County

In June 2023 the Unlicensed Practice Program was announced I condemn Rae Simon-Lovett on his resolution to issue a cease and desist order. Between February 2020 and November 2022, Simon-Lovett allegedly provided lip filler services using a non-FDA approved filler. Simon-Lovett was not and did not hold a doctor’s credential in the state of Washington.

In June 2023, the health secretary issued a cease and desist order Shuhua An. In February 2022, An offered to provide a massage to an undercover police officer in exchange for $40. An was not and did not hold a Washington state massage therapist credential. A massage therapist cannot practice in Washington and must pay a $1,000 fine.

Snohomish County

In June 2023 the health secretary withdrew a motion to issue a cease and desist order against Janelle Cass.

In June 2023 the Nursing Commission removed conditions on the registered nurse’s license Anna Christina Strickland (RN60405937).

In June 2023 the health secretary came and Christina L. Audet (CM61417361) with conditions on her certified medical assistant license. The license will be on probation for one year during which time Audet’s employer must submit quarterly performance evaluations. In October 2003, Audet entered into a consent order that revoked her pharmacy technician license with no right to reapply for 10 years. In February 2014, Audet failed to comply with an agreement to participate in a substance use monitoring program and subsequently surrendered her registered nursing assistant license.

Spokane County

In June 2023 the health secretary came and Douglas Lewis Enos (XT61306982) with conditions on his x-ray technician license. Enos must register and participate in a substance use monitoring program. In June 2015, Enos was convicted of driving under the influence, a gross misdemeanor; in August 2017 for an ignition interlock device violation, a gross misdemeanor; in January 2020 for driving under the influence, a gross misdemeanor; in November 2021 for physical control, bad behavior; and in March 2022 of third-degree theft, a gross misdemeanor.

Whatcom County

In June 2023 the Home Care Assistance Program was cut Good luck Mervyn Arnold (HM60581912) with unprofessional conduct. The charges state that Fortune was responsible for $6,000 in charges on a resident’s personal bank account at the facility where Fortune worked.

Yakima County

In June 2023 the health secretary removed conditions on a professional substance use disorder trainee license Christine Dawn Georgeton (CO60891063).

Of the State

California: In June 2023, the health secretary issued a cease and desist order Raghdah Al-Baytari. Al-Baytari is not allowed to practice medicine in Washington state and has to pay a $1,000 fine. Between December 2021 and January 2022, within the state of Washington, Al-Baytari administered aesthetic injections to five people and received payment for them. In December 2021 and July 2022, Al-Baytari’s social media profiles updated claims to be a medical esthetician and showed images of clients. Al-Baytari does not and did not have a doctor’s license in Washington.

Idaho: In June 2023 the Nursing Commission reinstated the licensed practical nurse license Amy K. Ross (LP00050636) subject to probation. The conditions require Ross to complete a refresher course, continue to comply with a substance use monitoring program, and complete eight hours of continuing education in the area of ​​ethics.

Note to Editors: Healthcare providers responsible for unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond in writing to the Department of Health. The case then enters the settlement process. If a disciplinary agreement cannot be reached, the case will be sent to a hearing.

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