The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following South Sound health care providers.
In December, the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Michelle I. Eskridge with unprofessional conduct. She allegedly failed to document administration of medication to a patient and failed to follow the medication orders for the patient. Pierce County
In December, the Nursing Commission placed the license of licensed practical nurse Clarice C. Freeman on probation for 60 months. She was convicted of reckless driving, two counts of hit and run unattended vehicle and failure to remain at an injury accident. She must comply with terms and conditions set against her license.
In December, the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Program charged Heidi Halsey with unprofessional conduct. She allegedly failed to comply with terms and conditions set against her license, failed to get parental consent for a minor patient’s parents, failed to respect a court-ordered parenting plan for a patient, failed to keep confidentiality when treating patients, violated boundaries with patients when giving confidential information and failed to refer a patient to another therapist when ending treatment with the patient.
In December, the Board of Pharmacy ended the probation order against pharmacist James H. Bryan.
In December, the Nursing Assistant Program charged registered nursing assistant Deborah Kendrick with unprofessional conduct. She allegedly yelled at a patient using profane language and locked the patient in a bathroom for an extended period of time.
Information about health care providers is available on the agency’s website or by calling (360) 236-4700.