For immediate publication: October 13, 2021 (21-213)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communication 360-549-6471
Public Inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
State disciplines of health care providers
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has disciplined or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.
The Quality Assurance Department for Health Systems works with bodies, commissions and advisory boards to set approval standards for more than 80 health professions (e.g. dentists, nurses, consultants). For information on disciplinary action against doctors and nurses, see the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary action can be sent to [email protected]
Information on health care providers can be found on the agency’s website. Under “What do I do?” Click “Find a license for a healthcare provider”. on the Ministry of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site contains information about a health care provider’s license status, its expiration and renewal dates, disciplinary action, and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who believe a healthcare provider has acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In August 2021, the nursing commission concluded an agreement with the nurse Shaelynn Marie Logozzo (RN61159089), who granted Logozzo a Registered Nursing License and placed her on probation for the duration of the Benton County District Court’s probation. Logozzo must comply with the terms of the contract.
In August 2021, the Ministry of Health released the conditions for the nursing assistant Joyce Njanja Mwaura (NA61050326).
In August 2021, the Nursing Commission released the General Terms and Conditions for Registered Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurses Victoria Dawn Paulus (RN00115203, AP30004268-PSYC).
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In August 2021, the pharmacy commission concluded an agreed order with the pharmacist Jack H. Jones (PH00007554) and granted his reinstatement application and suspended his license for two years. Jones must comply with terms and conditions, including the employer’s quarterly performance appraisal reports.
In August 2021, the pharmacy commission approved the conditions for the pharmacy assistant Fall Michelle Sedillo (VB 61076257).
In August 2021, the nursing commission lifted the probation requirements against the licensed practical nurse Amparo Soraya Delgado (LP00056594).
In August 2021, the Nursing Assistant Program booked a registered nursing assistant Sheri Lynn Ingraham (NA60823861) with unprofessional behavior. Ingraham is said to have passed out during the shift and smelled of alcohol and later admitted to drinking about half a liter of vodka before going to work.
In August 2021, the nursing commission concluded an agreed assignment with the nurse Robert J. Sander (RN 00163037). Sander must comply with terms and conditions, including participating in a drug abuse monitoring program.
In August 2021, the Ministry of Health issued the end of the probationary period for qualified nursing assistants Mitchell Dean Steward (NC10015434).
In August 2021, the pharmacy commission approved the conditions for the pharmacy assistant Amber Lynn Anderson (VB60911682).
In July 2021, the Ministry of Health rejected the application for approval to become a certified behavioral technician Marisol Gabrielle Perez (CB61142806). Perez made inappropriate statements and statements to a former patient while serving as a certified nursing assistant in Washington.
In August 2021, the Ministry of Health approved the conditions for vocational training in chemical addiction Jacob Michael Preston (CO60934990).
In August 2021, the Veterinary Council reached an agreement with the veterinarian Lauren Sue Schairer (VT60593801). The Schairer must comply with the general terms and conditions, including 12 hours of advanced training.
In August 2021, the Nursing Commission hired a licensed practical nurse Michael Angelo Vidal (LP61041061) with unprofessional behavior. Charges say Vidal dropped his children off at daycare and one of them appeared to have bruises / spots on both sides of his face, lower back and buttocks. Vidal allegedly admitted beating up his child and losing his temper.
In June 2021, the Ministry of Health ordered Alieu Drammeh To permanently cease and refrain from any behavior that constitutes the practice of nursing in Washington, unless Drammeh has previously obtained a license to do so or otherwise fulfills an exemption. He also has to pay a fine of $ 1,000. Drammeh’s license as a nurse was revoked in 2012. Drammeh allegedly stole the identity of a licensed nurse and used that identity to get hired on nursing jobs.
In August 2021, the Unlicensed Practice Program has an agreed mandate Nels W. Rasmussen if Rasmussen agrees to permanently cease all conduct that constitutes the practice of veterinary medicine in Washington, unless he has previously received the required health certification or otherwise makes an exception. Rasmussen promoted animal health services and was paid to treat a horse, but does not have a veterinary certificate.
In August 2021, the social worker program incriminated licensed social workers Misty Rae Southall (LW60594445) with unprofessional behavior. Southall reportedly had a two month sexual, romantic relationship with a patient.
In August 2021, the Ministry of Health issued the end of the probationary period for qualified nursing assistants Karin Aileen Lane (NC10079228).
In August 2021, the chiropractic commission completed an agreed assignment with the chiropractor Burton Allan Sowers (CH00002958) and will monitor his license for at least three years. Sower must comply with the conditions, including paying a fine and a full psychological examination.
In August 2021, the Nursing Assistant Program hired a certified nursing assistant Mariela Concepcion Ramirez (NC60458771) with unprofessional behavior. Ramirez allegedly herself reported that she was charged with a crime during her last renewal cycle. She was convicted of drinking under the influence of driving in 2018; arrested and charged with drinking under the influence in 2020; and also convicted of attempting to escape a chasing police vehicle in 2020.
Note to the editors: Healthcare providers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to reply in writing to the Department of Health. The case then enters the billing process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the case will be heard.
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