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State disciplines health care providers

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the health care providers in our area.

— In March, the Nursing Assistant Program entered an agreement with certified nursing assistant Carl T. Carter (NC10101727) requiring him to re-enter and comply with a monitoring program. Carter didn’t comply with a previous agreement to seek a substance abuse evaluation and, if required, comply with the program.

— In March, the Nursing Commission entered an agreement with registered nurse Tarra D. Lawson (RN00137654) and placed her credential on probation. In 2011 Lawson was convicted of second-degree organized retail theft, possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture or deliver, and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Information about health care providers is available at www.doh.wa.gov.  Click on “Look up a healthcare provider license” in the “How Do I?” section. The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of his or her credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling (360) 236-4700.

Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally may call that number and report their complaint.

 

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