The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following South Sound health care providers.

Pierce County

In May, the Chemical Dependency Professional Program ended the probation order against chemical dependency professional trainee Richard Lawrence Bingham.

In May, the Chemical Dependency Professional Program granted the credential application of chemical dependency professional Steven Helmut Fischer and placed it on probation until October 2014.

In May, the Nursing Assistant Program withdrew the February 2012 statement of charges against certified nursing assistant Janet Wanjiku Williams.

In May, the Veterinary Board of Governors released veterinarian Roy P. Wright from terms and conditions set against his license.

Thurston County

In June, the Nursing Commission withdrew the October 2011 statement of charges against licensed practical nurse Nancy M. Jansen.

In May, the Nursing Assistant Program ended the probation order against registered nursing assistant and certified nursing assistant John Daniel Koelker.

In April, the Licensed Mental Health Counselor Program denied the credential application of Leslie Ellen Korn. She didn’t meet requirements for an exemption.

In May, the Chemical Dependency Professional Program granted the credential of chemical dependency professional trainee Kelly James Knittle and placed it on probation for three years. Knittle was convicted in 2003, 2004 and 2007 of unlawful possession methamphetamine and of third-degree theft in 2007.

Information about health care providers is available on the agency's website or by calling (360) 236-4700.