State disciplines health care providers For Immediate Release: November 27, 2001 
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 State disciplines health care providers For Immediate Release: November 27, 2001

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For Immediate Release: November 27, 2001 (01-130)

Contacts:
Deanna Whitman, Communications Office (360) 236-4022

State disciplines health care providers

OLYMPIA ? The state Department of Health has taken the following disciplinary actions
against health care providers. The department regulates the practice of health professions
and enforces health and safety laws to protect the public from negligent, incompetent, or
illegal health care practices. Consumers who think a health care provider acted
unprofessionally are encouraged to file a report.

By calling the Health Professions Quality Assurance Division at the state Department of
Health, people can get the disciplinary history, license status, and number of complaints
against any credentialed health care professional in the state.

To place a complaint against a health care provider or get disciplinary information about
a doctor, dentist, or other provider, call the Health Professions Quality Assurance
Division at (360) 236-4701.

Grays Harbor County
Kitsap County
Mason County
Pierce County
Snohomish County
Thurston County
Grays Harbor County
In October 2001, the Veterinary Board of Governors charged David H. Reed, a veterinarian
in Grays Harbor County, license number VT2528, with incompetence, negligence or
malpractice, and abuse of a client or patient. It is alleged that, while handling a dog in
a treatment area, Reed used excessive force and restraint.

Kitsap County
In October 2001, the {*filter*} Family Home Provider Program charged Catherine L. Stewart, an
{*filter*} family home provider in Kitsap County (FP1488), with unprofessional conduct. In
March 2001, the Department of Social and Health Services revoked the license of the
facility located at 4059 Chico Way in Bremerton.

In October 2001, the {*filter*} Family Home Provider Program charged Teresita N. Carstensen, an
{*filter*} family home provider in Kitsap County (FP5663), with unprofessional conduct. In
March 2001, the Department of Social and Health Services revoked the license of the
facility located at 101 Mulberry Lane in Bremerton.

Mason County
In April 2001, the Nursing Commission indefinitely suspended the license of Deniece L.
Roush, a licensed practical nurse in Mason County, credential number LP19925. She was
charged with misusing {*filter*} and attempting to fill a false prescription for narcotics.

Pierce County
In July 2001, the Veterinary Board of Governors suspended the license of William J.
Briskey, a veterinarian in Pierce County, license number VT1336, for five years and placed
him on probation for two years. A June 2001 summary suspension, during which Briskey was
not allowed to practice veterinary medicine, was lifted. The Veterinary Board placed
Briskey on summary suspension because he had not complied with terms of probation that
included supervision of his veterinary practice for one year and providing documentation.
A compliance audit revealed Briskey was practicing veterinary surgery without an approved
supervisor. Among the original charges that led to the agreed order and probation were
allegations of placing animals at risk of harm, including releasing anesthetized animals
to their owners, and failing to maintain a sanitized facility.

In August 2001, the Nursing Commission suspended the license of Kathy Densmore, a licensed
practical nurse in Pierce County (LP16460) after working while impaired due to an adverse
reaction to prescription medications. The suspension was stayed on condition that Densmore
meet certain conditions during a one-year probation. Under terms of the probation,
Densmore is required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and follow a recommended
treatment program, and must have direct supervision while employed as a nurse. Densmore
was charged with abusing a patient, failing to document controlled substances, and working
under the influence of {*filter*}.

In August 2001, the Board of Hearing and Speech charged Shahn A. Divorne, a hearing
instrument fitter/dispenser in Pierce County (HA463), with dishonesty or corruption,
misrepresentation or fraud, and promotion of unnecessary services for personal gain. In
August 2000, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries revoked Divornes
authorization to provide services to L&I clients because of alleged billing discrepancies
and inaccuracies. On June 20, 2001, Divorne was convicted in Pierce County Superior Court
of theft, {*filter*} to commit theft and false statements made to Labor and Industries.

In August 2001, the {*filter*} Family Home Provider Program restricted the registration of Elsa
K. Moody, an {*filter*} family home provider in Pierce County (FP613). She may not operate an
{*filter*} family home at 7642 S. Asotin in Tacoma. In September 2000, the Department of Social
and Health Services revoked the facilitys license.

In July 2001, the Nursing Assistant Program charged Jolene R. Mooney-Shermer, an applicant
for nursing assistant registration (RA00018011) in Pierce County, with unprofessional
conduct due to several felony convictions for theft, forgery, and possession of controlled
substances.

In June 2001, the Nursing Assistant Program denied the application of Jonnice E. Morris,
an applicant for nursing assistant registration in Pierce County (RA00018708), with no
right to reapply for one year. She was charged with unprofessional conduct due to felony
theft convictions.

In October 1999, the Chiropractic Commission suspended the license of Gary D. Rock, a
chiropractor in Pierce County, license number CH1922, and placed him on probation for
three years. In December 1998, Rock pled guilty to information of mail fraud in U.S.
District Court and was ordered to make restitution to King County Medical. The terms of
his probation include payment of a fine and completing a continuing education in the area
of office management.

In April 2001, the Dental Commission suspended the license of Kristan K. Overby, a dentist
in Pierce County, license number DE 4388, and placed him on probation for three years.
Terms of his probation include payment of a fine and completion of continuing education in
record-keeping and billing. He was charged with unprofessional conduct for allowing
unlicensed employees to perform dental procedures and failing to supervise staff in proper
billing procedures.



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