State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers
For immediate release: July 1, 2022 (22-098)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public Inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
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 barred from practicing in other states.
The Ministry’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set accreditation standards for more than 80 health professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors ). Information on disciplinary action taken against doctors and medical assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions regarding WMC disciplinary action can be sent to [email protected]
Information about health care providers can be found on the agency’s website. Click on “Find a healthcare provider licensein the “How do I?” section of the Department of Health homepage (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, title expiration and renewal date, disciplinary actions, and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who believe a health care provider has acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In May 2022, the Council of Denturists suspended the denturist license of Gene Melner (DN60457532). A patient who had dentures fitted in Melner’s clinic went to pick them up and found the office was closed. Melner did not provide an explanation to investigators when they contacted him about the allegations.
In May 2022, the caregiver program and Jamie Jo Sillett (NC61188089, NA61040631) has reached an agreement that suspends Sillett’s Certified and Registered Practical Nurse licenses. Sillett took several of a patient’s oxycodone pills.
out of state
Montana: In May 2022, the Board of Nursing suspended the registered nurse license of Kelley Morrow Koch (RN00087640) after Koch’s RN designation was revoked by the Montana State Board of Nursing.
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