For immediate release: August 3, 2022 (22-119)
Contact: Sharon MoysiukCommunications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.
The department’s Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance 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 physicians and physician assistants can be found at Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website.. Questions regarding WMC disciplinary action may be directed to email@example.com.
Information about health care providers is on the agency’s website. Click on “Apply for a health care provider license” in the “How do I do it?” section i Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, their credential expiration and renewal dates, 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.
In July 2022, the Chiropractic Commission decided Nathan Scott Anderson’s Chiropractic license (CH60440427) on probation. Anderson agreed to register and participate in a substance use monitoring program, submit personal progress reports and not visit any patients at home. From November 2017 to September 2018, Anderson visited a patient at home, during which time the hydrocodone pills went missing. He also bought a rifle from the patient without immediately paying in full.
In July 2022, the Nursing Commission commissioned the registered nurse Marlene J. Lehman (RN00142905) with unprofessional conduct. Lehman allegedly obtained the hydromorphone from the facility where she worked. She also allegedly failed to administer narcotic drugs in accordance with nursing standards and failed to follow the facility’s drug misuse policy by delaying the disposal of narcotic drugs.
In July 2022, the Registered Medical Assistant Program agreed to grant, with conditions, a registered medical assistant license to Sequoia Crystal Fields (MR61246229). Fields agreed to take classes on law and ethics and theft awareness.
In July 2022, the health secretary conditionally granted a certified nursing assistant license to Megan Renae Cass (NC61294122). Cass agreed to abide by the terms of a substance use monitoring program. In 2020, Cass was granted a deferred prosecution for two cases in Buckley Municipal Court that required participation in an outpatient alcoholism program.
In July 2022, the secretary of health completed the conditions for the substance use disorder professional credential of Bruce Wayne Davis (CP61097177).
In July 2022, the Nursing Assistant Program commissioned the certified nursing assistant Aisha Shanae Spears-Foster (NC10078302) of unprofessional conduct for alleged misuse of alcohol.
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health ended the conditions on his credentials Day Youth Services – Brush Prairie (FS60873310, FS60722961).
In July 2022, the Secretary of Health ended the registered medical assistant license test of Todd Allen Dixon (MR60684962).
In July 2022 the Secretary of Health ordered Various Montellos cease practicing as a veterinary technician in Washington if he does not obtain a license.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing finalized the requirements for registered nurse licensure Estelle Shotwell candles (RN60577468).
In July 2022, the Nursing Assistant Program commissioned the certified nursing assistant Joshua John McDonald (NC61000690) with unprofessional conduct. McDonald was arrested and charged with attempted murder and malicious mischief in Whatcom County Superior Court after allegedly stabbing and slitting the throat of an 87-year-old woman for whom he worked as a full-time caregiver.
In July 2022, the health secretary withdrew the charges against the massage therapist Casey A. Sanford (MA60483788).
Kentucky: In July 2022, the Nursing Commission conditionally reinstated her registered nurse credential Stacey Marie McHone (RN61024602). McHone must participate in a substance use monitoring program and complete several educational courses.
Oregon: In July 2022, the Pharmacy Commission charged the pharmacist Daniel Nelson Asay (PH60921227) with unprofessional conduct. Asay failed to provide documents in response to an inquiry.
In July 2022, the Pharmacy Commission charged the pharmacist Howard Anthony Jensen (PH60969681) with unprofessional conduct for non-cooperation with the investigation of the disciplinary body.
Texas: In June 2022, the Unlicensed Practice Program was announced Matthew Joseph Sciba for its intent to issue a cease and desist order. Sciba provided cognitive behavioral therapy to a client over Skype, but was not licensed to practice as a mental health counselor.
Note to editors: Health care providers accused of unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond in writing to the Department of Health. The case then enters the resolution process. If no disciplinary agreement is reached, the case will go to a hearing.