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For immediate release: 29 July 2022 (22-115)

Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public Inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or dropped charges against the following health care providers in our state.

The Department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with councils, commissions and advisory committees to establish licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (e.g. dentists, nurses, consultants). Information on disciplinary actions taken against physicians and medical assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to [email protected]

Information on health professionals is on the agency’s website. Click “Search for a license for a healthcare professional” under “How do I?” section of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information on a healthcare practitioner’s license status, expiration date and renewal of their credentials, disciplinary actions, and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a healthcare provider has acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.

Benton County

In June 2022 the Nursing Commission withdrew the charges against the registered nurse Kelly Marie Martin (RN00155102)

Clalam County

In June 2022, the health secretary granted a license as a legal counsel affiliated to the agency on terms Jessica Mae Constant (CG61272397). Constant agreed to the terms, which include four-year probation, professional supervision, and quarterly performance assessments. In 2020, Constant was convicted of burglary and trafficking in stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle in Clallam County Superior Court.

Grays Harbor County

In June 2022, the medical assistance program charged a certified medical assistant Alexandra Lee Krussel-Tupper (CM60361582) with unprofessional conduct. In April 2021, Krussel-Tupper was convicted of unlawful detention in Grays Harbor Superior Court.

County of the King

In June 2022, the health secretary granted a licensed behavioral analyst credential on conditions Heung Suk Yang (BA61289602). Yang agreed to the terms, which include a two-year probationary period on his license, professional supervision, and quarterly performance assessments. In June 2021, Yang was convicted of a fraudulent insurance claim attempt in King County Superior Court.

In June 2022, the unlicensed practice program e Qingjie Zeng agreed that Zeng will stop practicing massage in Washington unless he first obtains a credential and pays a $ 1,000 fine for practicing without a license.

Kitsap County

In June 2022 the Massage Therapy and Massage Therapist Program Jack Eric Johnson (MA60625031) has accepted an order requiring him to undergo continuing education, pay a $ 1,000 fine, and take the law exam. Johnson gave a client a massage when his credentials expired.

In June 2022, the health secretary rejected the application for a registered nursing assistant Christopher William Dunaway (NA61052004). Dunaway did not return an assessment of the use of the requested substance.

Lewis County

In July 2022, the nursing care program charged a certified nursing assistant Nhial Chieny dies (NC60109455) with unprofessional conduct. Dead was arrested for drunk driving and driving with a suspended license in 2020 and 2021. Following court proceedings, he was forced to undergo alcohol monitoring and refrain from drinking alcohol, conditions he allegedly violated. . He also allegedly did not fully disclose his arrests to a Department of Health investigator.

Pierce County

In June 2022 the Nursing Commission ended the conditions on the licensed practice nursing credential of Kimmy Kay Gamble (LP60139559).

In June 2022, the health secretary released the mental health counselor Christa Goggans (LH00003726) by the conditions imposed on your license.

Snohomish County

In June 2022, the health secretary withdrew the charges against the massage therapist Anna Jia Reese (MA60893501).

In June 2022, the health secretary withdrew the charges against the massage therapist Tie them (MA60809654).

In June 2022, the health secretary granted a conditional professional trainee license for substance use disorders Kimberly Denise McIntosh (CO61252332). He agreed to two years of probation, professional supervision, and quarterly performance reviews. In 2017, McIntosh was convicted of theft, soliciting possession of a controlled substance and attempted identity theft. In 2019, McIntosh was convicted of possessing stolen property.

In June 2022 the agency’s nursing care program and affiliate counseling program were reinstated with conditions certified nursing assistant and agency affiliated counselor Lamin Kemo Darboe (NC10062941, CG60114241). Darboe agreed to the terms, which include at least two years of probation, professional supervision, and quarterly performance reports.

Spokane County

In June 2022, the health secretary ended the conditions on the substance use disorder professional license Andrew Phillip Cotter (CP61105599, CO60901896).

Whatcom County

In June 2022, the health secretary withdrew the charges against the massage therapist Ningning Keener (MA60810069).

Walla Walla

In June 2022, the social worker program, the nursing program and Rejon Monique Ongers (LW00009729, NC60951019) has accepted an order requiring Ongers to contact a substance use monitoring program. Ongers, an independent clinical social worker and certified nursing assistant, went to work with bloodshot eyes, confused speech and erratic movements and tested positive for alcohol.

Note to editors: Healthcare professionals accused of unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond in writing to the Department of Health. The case then enters the liquidation process. If a disciplinary agreement is not reached, the case will go to a hearing.

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