State Disciplines Healthcare Providers-R22-2 > Washington State Department of Health
For immediate release: January 25, 2022 (22-014)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public Inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
State Disciplines Healthcare Providers
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health and Human Services has disciplinary action or dismissed charges against the following healthcare providers in our state.
The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to establish licensing standards for more than 80 health professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, consultants). For information on disciplinary action against physicians and physician assistants, visit the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions regarding WMC disciplinary actions may be sent to [email protected]
Information on healthcare providers can be found on the Agency’s website. In the How Do I section, click Look Up Healthcare Provider License. Section of Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site contains information about a healthcare provider’s licensing status, expiration and renewal dates of their qualification, 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 December 2021, the Minister of Health granted the license subject to conditions Jenny Lynn Iredale (CP61190077) received a drug abuse license and placed her on probation until April 30, 2023. Iredale has previous convictions for identity theft and forgery.
In January 2022, the masseur program hired the masseur Erin Kristine Rodgers (MA61055624) with unprofessional conduct for failing to comply with an agreement requiring participation in a drug use program.
In December 2021, the health minister denied Brandi Rae Hoelscher Prize (CG61205209) an agency-affiliated consultant license. Hoelscher-Price was previously convicted in Nevada of unlawfully using a computer and possessing a controlled substance by a prisoner.
In December 2021, the Minister of Health ended the probationary period as a dental hygienist Maria Pauline Suhadolnik (DH00002186) for complying with the terms of its license.
The Unlicensed Practice Program was ordered in December 2021 Nadia Umarov to quit as a nurse and pay a $1,000 fine. Umarov does not have a nursing license.
In December 2021, the Nursing Commission withdrew the charges against the registered nurse Elvin Manuel Carmona Rivera (RN61013343). Rivera had been charged with allegations that the administration of painkillers was not accurately documented.
In January 2022, the Unlicensed Practice Program and Rocky Peterson entered into an agreement that Peterson would stop practicing massage without a license and pay a $500 fine. He was advertising massage services on a website for a company that offers erotic massage.
In December 2021, the Nursing Commission ended the terms of the Registered Nurse License from Michael Jonathan Larson (RN60845949) after participating in a substance abuse surveillance program.
In January 2022, the Secretary of Health was made a certified nursing assistant Betty Jo Nelson (NC60135892) for unprofessional conduct for failing to comply with the terms of a previous agreement. Nelson agreed to be put on probation for a minimum of one year in July 2020 and to meet several conditions, including professional coursework.
In January 2022, the Unlicensed Practice Program and Caroline Antipolo Dacumos struck an agreement that Dacumos would stop massage therapy and pay a $1,000 fine.
In December 2021, the Secretary of Health granted a conditional Substance Use Disorder Internship Shiann Jean Reed (CO61221434) a license and placed it on probation for three years. Reed was previously convicted of multiple crimes, including possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture it.
In December 2021, the Minister of Health granted the license subject to conditions Dwayne Allen Kruse (LF61171041) obtained a marriage and family therapist license and placed him on probation for two years. Kruse’s license was revoked in Arizona.
Not in the country:
Texas: In December 2021, the nursing commission said no Ram Murti Yadav (RN61185072) a Registered Nursing License as Yadav did not meet the minimum qualifications to practice as a Registered Nurse.
Note to the editor: Healthcare providers accused of unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond in writing to the Department of Health. The case then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the case goes to a hearing.