The state revokes, suspends licenses, certificates, registrations of health care providers

For immediate release: June 2, 2022 (22-076)

contact: Sharon Moisyuk, communications 360-549-6471
Public Inquiries: Customer Service at Health Systems 360-236-4700

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certificates, or registrations of the following health care providers in our state. The department also immediately stopped identifying people banned from practicing in other countries.

The department’s health system quality assurance department works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health professions (eg dentists, nurses, counselors). Information on disciplinary action taken against doctors and medical assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission’s (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary action can be sent to [email protected]

Information on health care providers is available on the agency’s website. Click on the “Get a Healthcare Provider License” section of the How-To section of the Department of Health homepage (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information on the status of a healthcare provider’s license, the expiration date and renewal of their credentials, disciplinary action and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available at 360-236-4700. Consumers who believe that a healthcare provider has acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and complain.

Clark County

In April 2022, the Nursing Assistant Program suspended the license of Certified Nursing Assistant. Akberet M. Tekle (NC10083574). The Department of Social and Health Services found that he had neglected a vulnerable adult and put Tekle on a register that prevented him from being hired to care for vulnerable adults.

In April 2022, the Nursing Commission suspended the qualification of a licensed practical nurse Janet Elizabeth Scurlock (LP60178939) and rejected Scurlock’s application for renewal of the license. The Oregon State Nursing Council revoked Scurlock’s license for non-compliance with treatment and monitoring requirements.

Grace Harbor County

In April 2022, the Minister of Health suspended for at least 36 months the mental health license of Judith L. Minicken (LH00010642). Minicken violated the rules of professional ethics when she ended a therapeutic relationship with a client who moved into her home.

King County

In April 2022, the Professional Program for Substance Disorders and Professional Trainee in Chemical Dependence (now Professional Trainee in Substance Disorders) Stephen Lee Campbelll (CO60733606) entered into an agreement suspending his license. Campbell did not enter the substance use program required as part of the 2021 agreement.

Pierce County

In March 2022, the Minister of Health suspended the licenses of the agency-related adviser and registered medical assistant of the Paul Thomas Boros (CG60249751, NA00133095). Boros made physical contact with a patient at Western State Hospital after the patient blocked his path, tried to steal his lunch box and tore his medical records.

Snohomish County

In March 2022, the Minister of Health revoked the license of a registered medical assistant Kelvin Mutomi Njeru (NA60924253). Njeru was accused of rape after the life support home where he works reported sexual assault on a patient and a DNA test showed a strong connection to Njeru. He was removed from training in November.

Thurston County

In April 2022, the Minister of Health terminated the powers of a home care assistant Carolyn L. Shaw (HM60774986). The show financially exploited a patient she cared for by accepting a $ 700 loan and a $ 2,200 car gift.

In March 2022, the Minister of Health suspended for at least five years the license of a registered agency adviser to Jeremy Samuel Cohrian (CG60148814). While providing family therapy to the client and her son, Kohrian exchanged sexually explicit text messages with the client and had sex with her several times.

Yakima County

In March 2022, the Minister of Health suspended the license for a certified medical assistant Dina Anita-Emily Leos (NC60087144). Leos has not complied with a 2020 agreement that puts her license on probation, requiring her to inform her employer of the agreement and provide quarterly performance appraisals.

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