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State disciplines health care providers

Benton County

In April 2013 the Nursing Commission entered an agreement with registered nurse Tamira J. Junt (RN00174176) that reinstated her credential and put her on probation for at least two years.

Clark County

In April 2013 the Nursing Commission released registered nurse Natalie Alice Hendricks (RN00113211) from conditions of an order. Hendricks may practice without restrictions.

Grays Harbor County

In May 2013 the Chemical Dependency Professional Program granted a chemical dependency professional credential to Jamis Duane Roose (CO60318179) and placed him on probation due to criminal convictions. From 1998 to 2011 Roose was convicted of five felonies, four gross misdemeanors, and nine misdemeanors.

Island County

In April 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Hui Fu of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Fu allegedly gave a full body massage without a credential.

Jefferson County

In April 2013 the Dental Commission ended probation for dental assistant Stephani Lynn Cook (D160201401).

King County

In April 2013 the Nursing Commission released registered nurse Kevin E. Lukkes (RN60021225) from conditions of an order. Lukkes may practice without restrictions.

In April 2013 the Occupational Therapy Board released occupational therapy assistant Kerrie Ann Wise (OC60315592) from conditions of an order. Wise may practice without restrictions.

In May 2013 the Veterinary Board filed an amended statement of charges against veterinarian Keith D. Norton (VT00003742) to include additional allegations. Norton is alleged to have committed several acts of substandard care, practicing on a previously suspended license, and dishonesty.

In May 2013 the Veterinary Board filed an amended statement of charges against veterinarian Melissa Norton (VT00003993). She is charged with dishonesty as well as aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of another veterinarian, whose license was suspended.

In April 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Xinu Song of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Song allegedly gave a full body massage without a credential.

In April 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Ruilian Yang of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Yang allegedly gave a full body massage without a credential.

In April 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Jenny B. Zheng of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Zheng allegedly offered to give a full body massage without a credential.

In March 2013 the Department of Health upheld a January 2013 decision that Xi Yan Wang (MA60228726) was issued a massage practitioner license in error. Her application was returned to “pending” status. The presiding officer determined the Department of Health didn’t originally have adequate documentation to review Wang’s application.

In May 2013 the Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement to reinstate the previously suspended registered nursing assistant credential of Janice N. Lorenzana (NA60111941) and to require her to comply with terms of probation for one year.

In May 2013 the Dental Commission charged dentist Princy S. Rekhi (DE00009572) with unprofessional conduct. Rekhi allegedly provided substandard treatment to a patient.

In May 2013 the Dental Commission amended a statement of charges against dentist Joan M. Randish (DE00005671), who allegedly provided substandard care and documentation of treatment provided.

In May 2013 the Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement to reinstate the previously suspended certified nursing assistant credential of Kathy V. Wood (NC10057339) and to require her to comply with terms of probation for two years.

In May 2013 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Ann-Lisa Delight Gubbels (RN60019565) with unprofessional conduct. Gubbels allegedly didn’t comply with a previous stipulation.

In May 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Connie X. Bei of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Bei allegedly offered to perform a full body massage despite having no credential.

In May 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Weidong Xia of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Xia allegedly provided a massage despite having no credential.

In May 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program entered an agreement with Xiaohong Yu in which she agrees to cease-and-desist from the practice of massage. Yu agreed to perform a full body massage despite having no credential.

In May 2013 the Unlicensed Practice Program entered an agreement with Jane Elizabeth Drichta in which she agrees to cease-and-desist from the practice of midwifery and medicine. Drichta injected a drug into a patient who was in labor without having an appropriate credential.

In April 2013 the Dental Commission released dentist Gary D. Pyfer (DE00004974) from conditions of an order.

In April 2013 the Dental Commission released dentist Parivash Khajavi (DE00007998) from conditions of an order. Khajavi may practice without restrictions.

Kitsap County

In April 2013 the Nursing Assistant Program conditionally granted a certified nursing assistant credential to Carolyn Rae Bjorkheim (NC60340731). In 2009 she was conditionally granted a registered nursing assistant credential (NA00137677). In 2011 she was conditionally granted a chemical dependency professional trainee credential (CO60197879).

Lewis County

In April 2013 the Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement with registered nursing assistant Alayna M. Charvet (NA60110174) that reinstates her credential providing she participates in a monitoring program.

Pierce County

In March 2013 the Health Care Assistant Program denied a health care assistant credential to Emily M. Garber (HC60273491). While her health care assistant application was pending, she was arrested in connection with assault, and had a domestic violence no-contact order issued against her. In August 2012 she entered into continuances on charges of fourth-degree assault — domestic violence, and false statement. Garber didn’t respond to an investigator’s inquiry.

In April 2013 the Nursing Commission charged licensed practical nurse Linda Marie Kinard (LP00029504) with unprofessional conduct. Kinard allegedly didn’t comply with a 2012 stipulation.

Skagit County

In April 2013 the Nursing Assistant Program ended probation for registered nursing assistant and certified nursing assistant Heather Audrey Patrick (NA60180539, NC60184332).

Spokane County

In April 2013 the Nursing Commission entered an agreement with registered nurse Andrea M. Olsen (RN00111310) that reinstated her credential and she must comply with conditions.

Walla Walla County

In April 2013 the Medical Commission charged certified physician assistant Kenneth E. Moore (PA10003031) with unprofessional conduct. Moore worked at the Washington State Penitentiary and allegedly didn’t treat a patient’s ulcerative colitis adequately. The patient died.

Out of State

California: In April 2013 the Nursing Commission ended probation for registered nurse Elsa Nolasco (RN00171443).

Oregon: In April 2013 the Nursing Commission entered an agreement with registered nurse Jerie E. Parish (RN00163454) that reinstated her credential providing she participates in a monitoring program.

Note to Editors: Health care providers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond to the Department of Health in writing. The case then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the case will go to a hearing.

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