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State disciplines local health care providers

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Health took disciplinary action against the following health care providers in Kitsap County.
— In June, the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Maria Griffin, also known as Ma Regina Braza Griffin and as Constance Griffin (NA10011515), with unprofessional conduct. Griffin allegedly accepted thousands of dollars from a patient with dementia. The Department of Social and Health Services won’t allow her to be employed in a job with access to vulnerable adults.

— In June, the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Jane B. Hall (NC10035407) with unprofessional conduct. She allegedly inappropriately spent at least $9,452.99 of a client’s money. The Department of Social and Health Services found she financially exploited a vulnerable adult. She is not allowed to be employed in access to vulnerable adults.

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

 

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