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State disciplines local health care providers

POULSBO — The state Department of Health took disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following local health care providers.

— In July, the Health Care Assistant Program denied the application of Julie Ann McGinnis (HC60198786, HC60151140).

McGinnis’s employer fired her for phoning in multiple prescriptions for her own use under a medical provider’s name without authorization, and for cutting a patient’s medication dose without the authorization from the patient’s physician.

The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (e.g., medical doctors, nurses, counselors).

Information about health care providers is available on the agency website, www.doh.wa.gov. Click on “Look up a healthcare provider license” in the “How Do I?” section of the website. 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 can call that number and report their complaint.

 

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