State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications and registrations of health care providers-M21-31> Washington State Department of Health
For immediate release: December 29, 2021 (21-261)
Contact Person: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public Inquiries: Healthcare Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications and registrations of healthcare providers
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of the following healthcare providers in our state. The department also immediately suspended the credentials of people who were banned from practicing in other states.
The department’s health systems quality assurance division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to establish accreditation standards for more than 80 health professions (eg, dentists, nurses, counselors) . Information on disciplinary action taken against physicians and medical assistants is available on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC’s disciplinary action can be directed to [email protected].
Information on health care providers can be found on the agency’s website. Click on “Search for a health care provider license” in the “How do I?” Section. Section of the Department of Health home page (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a healthcare provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credentials, disciplinary action, and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information are also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who believe a healthcare provider has acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In November 2021, the secretary of health suspended the licenses for certified practical nurses and licensed practical nurses. Brooke McKenzie Walton (NC10096108, NA60858291) for two years for unprofessional conduct and violation of the Standards of Practice. Walton accepted money and items from one patient, stole money from another patient, and made unauthorized withdrawals from another patient’s bank account. She was charged with identity theft by Benton County Superior Court in December 2020.
In November 2021, the Board of Nursing suspended the RN license of Roxanne Dawn Kokkeler (RN60401543). In June 2021, Kokkeler’s license was revoked by the Oregon State Board of Nursing for practicing without a current license and failing to cooperate with the commission during an investigation.
In November 2021, the Licensed Practical Nurse program suspended the Licensed Practical Nurse license. Feven Tekeste Matewos (NA60181969) pending further action. The Department of Health and Social Services determined that she neglected a vulnerable adult in her care.
In November 2021, the secretary of health rejected a request to reactivate the certified nursing assistant license of Kristi jo johnson (NC10044126). Johnson was convicted of reckless driving in 2013 and impaired driving in 2015 and 2016.
In November 2021, the Nursing Commission suspended the RN license Rosamond L. Hoover (RN00173669) for failure to comply with a substance use monitoring program.
In November 2021, the Chiropractic Commission permanently revoked the radiology technician’s license from Alayna S. thompkins (CX60486392), without the right to reapply. Thompkins was convicted of theft and trafficking in stolen property by Pierce County Superior Court.
In November 2021, the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the RN license Christie Jeanette Bates (RN60753642). Bates has diverted controlled substances from his workplace.
In November 2021, the Home Help Program suspended the home help permit Rachel Hanna Kintner (HM60701510) for five years after being fired for having a romantic and sexual relationship with a patient.
Out of state
Nevada: In November 2021, Board of Nursing suspended RN’s license indefinitely Jacqueline K. Smith (RN00138985). Smith failed to complete an approved nursing refresher course.
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