State disciplines local health care providers

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in Kitsap:
— In June, the Dental Commission indefinitely suspended the credential of dental assistant Teresa Marie Brakefield (D1.60028485).

Brakefield committed prescription fraud to get unauthorized narcotics.

— In June, the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Tarra D. Lawson (RN00137654) with unprofessional conduct. Lawson was convicted in 2011 of second-degree organized retail theft, possession of methamphetamine, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture or deliver, and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

— In June, the Chemical Dependency Professional Program ended the probation order against chemical dependency professional Krissy M. Remeto (CO60151888), also known as Krissy M. Murphy.

Information about health care providers is available at or by calling (360) 236-4700.


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