For immediate release: June 27, 2022 (22-094)
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OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.
The Department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to establish accreditation standards for more than 80 health professions (eg, dentists, nurses, counsellors). 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 website (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 encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In May 2022, the Caregiver Program billed the Certified Caregiver Shaelynn Marie Logozzo (NC60855746) with unprofessional conduct after being found guilty of two counts of assault in Benton County District Court.
In May 2022, the Dental Commission terminated the dental license terms of Peter M. Cha (DE00006848).
Grays Harbor County
In May 2022, the Emergency Medical Services program billed an Emergency Medical Technician Mary Lynn Jarzabek (ES61065273) with unprofessional conduct because she was allegedly not affiliated with an emergency medical services agency approved by the Secretary of Health.
In May 2022, the massage therapy program billed the massage therapist Xing Yu Chen (MA60115256) with unprofessional conduct. Department inspectors found that Chen’s massage business allegedly failed to post massage therapist licenses, keep client records, or thoroughly clean tables and other furniture, among other violations.
In May 2022, the Occupational Substance Use Disorders Program charged Stephen Robert Adkins (CP60264602) with unprofessional conduct. Adkins, who has a professional license in chemical addiction (now a professional license in substance use disorder), allegedly disclosed personal and emotional issues to a patient, causing emotional distress and threatening the patient’s recovery efforts. He also sent inappropriate text messages to the patient.
In May 2022, the Board of Nursing charged a registered nurse Bryan David Maruhashi (RN60563235) with unprofessional conduct after being found guilty of four counts of assault in King County Superior Court.
In May 2022, the massage therapy program billed the massage therapist Donovan Paul Loomis (MA60732442) with unprofessional conduct. The charges state that Loomis performed a breast massage without having undergone the required training and education.
In May 2022, the dental commission and the dentist Garrett J. Buck (DE60879751) reached an agreement that allows an investigator to check 10 patient records without notice, which is suspended as long as he is not practicing in Washington. He must also complete continuing education, pass a jurisprudence exam, pay a fine of $3,000 and reimburse Commission expenses of $4,000. The Commission found that Buck was practicing below the standard of care after examining a minor and recommending an unnecessary treatment plan for several teeth.
In May 2022, the dental commission and the dentist Shawn Martin Keller (DE00009100) entered into an agreement that allows an investigator to check at least 10 patient records without notice and to conduct infection control inspections. Keller must also complete continuing education, obtain a substance use assessment, pay a $50,000 fine and reimburse the Commission for $10,000 in expenses. Keller’s treatment of several patients fell below the standard of care because documentation was incomplete, crowns had open contacts, and dentures were misplaced, among other issues.
In May 2022, the massage therapy program billed Jack Eric Johnson (MA60625031) with unprofessional conduct for allegedly providing a massage to a client when his license had expired.
In May 2022, the Board of Nursing conditionally restored the title of Licensed Practical Nurse to Stella Marie Guerrero (LP00040764). Guerrero’s credentials are on probation for at least 12 months and his employer must submit performance reviews. Guerrero is not allowed to work in a temporary nursing or travel agency, in a home care or community care facility or to teach. Guerrero must also be directly supervised and is not permitted to function as head nurse or manager.
In May 2022, the Health Secretary conditionally granted a Professional Trainee Addictions License to Caitlin Alys Rogers (CO61285861). Rogers’ credentials will be on probation for at least a year and his employer must submit quarterly performance reviews. In 2019, Rogers was convicted of theft in Centralia City Court and completed a Lewis County Drug Court program in 2020.
In May 2022, the Pharmacy Commission charged a pharmacy assistant Jonathan Wayne Cooper II (VB60744507) with unprofessional conduct. Cooper was convicted of assault-domestic violence in Pierce County Superior Court in December 2020.
In May 2022, the nursing aide program was reinstated under conditions certified nursing aide Joshua Michael Nicholson (NC60804330). Nicholson’s title will be on probation for at least 12 months and his employer must submit performance reviews.
In May 2022, the Licensed Care Aide Program billed the Licensed Care Aide Dani Chea (NA61105935) with unprofessional conduct after allegedly dotting a long-term care resident’s genitals with Clorox, causing a chemical burn.
In May 2022, the Chiropractic Commission charged the chiropractor Gordon Aubrey Myco (CH00003460) with unprofessional conduct. He reportedly did not require patients or staff at the clinic he owns to wear face coverings or follow social distancing and COVID-19 testing guidelines.
In May 2022, the Board of Nursing charged a registered nurse Michael Justin Guzman (RN60802248) with unprofessional conduct. Guzman did not note a patient’s early administration of medication and did not notify the oncoming nurse. Guzman also interrupted a patient’s medication and failed to monitor the patient’s vital signs and record them.
In May 2022, the health secretary conditionally approved the agency’s affiliated counselor license. Sharyl Lynn Brown (CG61096012). Brown was convicted of multiple misdemeanors and crimes between 1994 and 2019, including theft and forgery. Brown agreed to probation until May 2023, quarterly performance reviews and other terms.
In May 2022, the Caregiver Program billed the Licensed Caregiver Russell Domanic Razor (NA61068384) with unprofessional conduct. Shaver allegedly stole items from a home client’s safe and pawned them. He was charged with theft by Spokane County Superior Court in January 2022. He also allegedly sent a photo of his genitals to another caregiver working at the home.
In May 2022, the Health Secretary conditionally approved the Drug Abuse Vocational Trainee License of Jason Louis Estrada (CO61287574). Between 2007 and 2018, Estrada had multiple convictions in Oregon and Idaho, including for criminal trespassing and driving under the influence of intoxicants. He agreed to three years probation on his license, professional supervision of his practice, and quarterly performance reviews.
In May 2022, the Professional Addictions Intern Program charged a professional addictions intern Roxanne Sanchez (CO61036095) with unprofessional conduct after receiving a complaint that Sanchez attempted to tamper with a drug test and borrowed money from patients and colleagues. Sanchez did not provide the required explanation for these allegations.
out of state
Idaho: In May 2022, the dental commission and the dentist Emerson Grant Godbolt (DE60548646) has entered into an agreement that allows an investigator to check at least 10 patient records over the next year. Godbolt must also repay the $2,000 fee, undergo continuing education, and pass a jurisprudence exam. Godbolt’s treatment of a minor patient was below standard of care related to general anesthesia and treatment that was not supported by chart notes.
Note to editors: Health care 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 matter will proceed to a hearing.
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