For immediate release: August 4, 2022 (22-120)
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 health care providers in our state. The department also immediately suspended the credentials of people barred from practicing in other states.
The department’s Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to establish licensure standards for more than 80 health care professions (eg, dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary actions taken against physicians and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to [email protected]
Information about health care providers is available on the organization’s website. Click on “Search for a health care license” in the “How do I?” section of the Department of Health home page (doh.wa.gov). The website includes information about a health care provider’s license status, expiration and renewal date of their credential, 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 July 2022 the Board of Nursing and registered nurse Emily Marie Hanson (RN60369093) filed an order suspending Hanson’s credentials. Hanson had withdrawn oxycodone for a patient who never received the pain medication, and a hospital audit found that Hanson had withdrawn more oxycodone than other nurses on the floor, even though he had no individual responsibilities for the patient.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing suspended his registered nurse license Daphne Lelora Tobin Jacobsen (RN60560549). Jacobsen did not respond to allegations that she drank alcohol before work and worked while impaired.
In July 2022, the Nursing Assistant Program summarily suspended, pending further disciplinary action, the certified nursing assistant license Nancy Shirley Ferrara (NC60276652). The Department of Social and Health Services’ Adult Protective Services found that Ferrara neglected a vulnerable adult, which prohibits her from working with or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing suspended his license Roy Parker Rasmussen (RN00141712). Rasmussen’s license was summarily suspended after his April 2022 arrest for first-degree murder.
In July 2022, the Board of Nursing suspended Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Anesthetist licenses Mark James Padrnos (RN00107541, AP30004443 -CRNA) after Padrnos had a romantic and sexual relationship with a patient.
In July 2022 the Nursing Assistant Program, the Pharmacy Assistant Endorsement Program and Janina Gabrielle Schmalfeldt (NC60669862, ME60785583) agreed to an order suspending her license. Schmalfeldt, a certified nursing assistant with a medication assistant endorsement, took a patient’s hydrocodone for her own use.
In July 2022 the Secretary of Health suspended the license of the registered nursing assistant Susan LeeAnn Beebe (NA60249471). The Adult Protective Services Division of the Department of Social and Health Services found that Beebe was taking financial advantage of a vulnerable adult. As a result, she is prohibited from working with or having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.
Out of state
Missouri: In July 2022, the Board of Nursing summarily suspended the license of the registered nurse Ryan Keith Belloir (RN60682947). The California Board of Registered Nurses barred Belloir from practicing in California after Belloir was found in possession of fentanyl and because Belloir made false records.
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