The state Department of Health recently released a set of lists naming health care professionals who were sanctioned with official actions in October and November. In Southwest Washington, actions were taken toward health care workers in Thurston, Clark and Pierce counties.
This is a sampling of the complete list provided by the Department of Health
Michael Wilson was ordered by the Unlicensed Practice Program to cease and desist from practicing as a chiropractor or medical doctor without a license. Wilson was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. Those actions were taken after Wilson offered to draw blood from a Washington state resident in order to analyze it and provide advice on how to treat a disease or other condition.
Heide Bee notified by the Unlicensed Practice Program of its intention to issue a cease-and-desist order. It is alleged that Bee advertised as a certified foot zone practitioner and treated patients for a fee despite lacking a reflexologist credential.
Tadarwin Y. Hardy was charged with unprofessional conduct by the Nursing Assistant Program. Hardy was convicted of reckless driving in 2011 and then convicted of driving under the influence in 2014. Then, in 2017 he was convicted of reckless driving and driving under the influence – marijuana. The charges state that he failed to report his convictions to the Department of Health.
The Dental Commission ended conditions on Renee M. Purcell’s dental assistant credential.
Alonna Terrezas was notified by the Unlicensed Practice Program of its intention to issue a cease-and-desist order. Terrezas is alleged to have advertised and offered massage services despite lacking a massage therapist license.
The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees in order to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions, ranging from medical doctors to veterinarians. Health care workers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond to the Department of Health in writing in order to trigger a settlement process.
Information about health care providers is available on the DOH website at doh.wa.gov. Visitors to the website should click on the “How Do I” section for more information. The site includes detailed information about the license status of health care workers, including the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. The information is also available by calling 360-236-4700.