For immediate release: July 29, 2022 (22-115)
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OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.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 regarding 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 June 2022, the Nursing Commission withdrew the charges against the registered nurse Kelly Marie Martin (RN00155102)
In June 2022, the health secretary conditionally granted a counselor license associated with the agency to Jessica Mae Constant (CG61272397). Constant agreed to the terms, which include probation for four years, professional supervision and quarterly performance reviews. In 2020, Constant was convicted of theft and trafficking in stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle in Clallam County Superior Court.
Grays Harbor County
In June 2022, the Medical Assistant Program commissioned a certified medical assistant Alexandra Lee Krussel-Tupper (CM60361582) with unprofessional conduct. In April 2021, Krussel-Tupper was convicted of wrongful imprisonment in Grays Harbor Superior Court.
In June 2022, the health secretary conditionally granted credentials to a licensed behavior analyst Heung Suk Yang (BA61289602). Yang agreed to the terms, which include a two-year probationary period for his license, professional supervision and quarterly performance evaluations. In June 2021, Yang was convicted of attempting to make a fraudulent insurance claim in King County Superior Court.
In June 2022 the Unlicensed Practice Program and Qingjie Zeng agreed that Zeng will stop practicing massage in Washington unless he first obtains a credential and pays a $1,000 fine for practicing without a license.
In June 2022, Massage Therapy Program and massage therapist Jack Eric Johnson (MA60625031) agreed to an order requiring him to take continuing education, pay a $1,000 fine and take the bar exam. Johnson gave a massage to a client when his credentials expired.
In June 2022, the health secretary rejected the registered nursing assistant’s application Christopher William Dunaway (NA61052004). Dunaway did not return a requested substance use evaluation.
In July 2022, the Nursing Assistant Program commissioned the certified nursing assistant Nhial Chieny Diing (NC60109455) with unprofessional conduct. Diing was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license in 2020 and 2021. As a result of the court proceedings, he was required to undergo alcohol monitoring and abstain from drinking alcohol, conditions that allegedly violated. He also allegedly failed to fully disclose his arrests to a Department of Health investigator.
In June 2022, the Nursing Commission finalized the requirements for licensed practical nursing credentials Kimmy Kay Gamble (LP60139559).
In June 2022, the health secretary sacked the mental health adviser Christa Goggans (LH00003726) from the conditions imposed on its licence.
In June 2022, the health secretary withdrew the charges against the massage therapist Anna Jia Reese (MA60893501).
In June 2022, the health secretary withdrew the charges against the massage therapist Li Tie (MA60809654).
In June 2022, the health secretary conditionally granted a substance use disorder practitioner license Kimberly Denise McIntosh (CO61252332). She agreed to two years of probation, professional supervision and quarterly performance reviews. In 2017, McIntosh was convicted of burglary, attempted possession of a controlled substance and attempted identity theft. In 2019, McIntosh was convicted of possession of stolen property.
In June 2022, the Nursing Assistant Program and Agency Counselor Program returned with certified nursing assistant and agency-affiliated counselor terms Lamin Kemo Darboe (NC10062941, CG60114241). Darboe agreed to the terms, which include at least two years of probation, professional supervision and quarterly performance reports.
In June 2022, the health secretary ended the requirements for substance use disorder professional licensure Andrew Phillip Cotter (CP61105599, CO60901896).
In June 2022, the health secretary withdrew the charges against the massage therapist Ningning Keener (MA60810069).
In June 2022 Social Worker Program, Nursing Assistant Program and Rhaejon Monique Ongers (LW00009729, NC60951019) agreed to an order requiring Ongers to contact a substance use monitoring program. Ongers, an independent clinical social worker and certified nursing assistant, went to work with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and erratic movements and tested positive for alcohol.
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.