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State disciplines local health care providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions against three local health care providers in March.

 

The Nursing Assistant Program charged certified and registered nursing assistant Katelyn Mary Williams with unprofessional conduct. She allegedly failed to show up for her shift at work and tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine during a urinalysis.

 

The Nursing Assistant Program also charged certified nursing assistant Laurie N. Parr with unprofessional conduct for failing to comply with terms and conditions set against her license.

 

The Nursing Assistant Program also placed the certification of certified nursing assistant Rainier V. Basdeo-Singh on probation for two years. State officials said he borrowed money from a vulnerable adult patient.

 

The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 70 health care professions.

 

Information about health care providers is on the agency website. Click on “Provider Credential Search” on the left-hand side of the Department of Health home page (www.doh.wa.gov).

 

This information also is available by calling 360-236-4700.

 

Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.

 

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