Recent DOH Disciplinary Actions

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in Mason County.

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., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to media@wmc.wa.gov.

In January 2020, the secretary of health denied a registered nursing assistant credential to Stephanie Michelle Anderson (NA60989740). In 2016 Anderson was convicted of unlawful possession of controlled substance-methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Anderson didn’t supply proof of having undergone a substance use evaluation.

In January 2020, the Nursing Commission ended probation for registered nurse Marilee Joann Mellon (RN00110431).

In December 2019, the Massage Therapist Program withdrew a statement of charges against massage therapist Amanda Marie Krupp (MA60179183).

In December 2019, the Dental Commission charged dental assistant Shannon Marie Woodhead (D160037201) with unprofessional conduct. In 2017 Woodhead was convicted of third-degree theft, and of two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance – heroin. In 2018 she was convicted of criminal trespass.

In November 2019, the Nursing Commission denied a licensed practical nurse credential to licensed practical nurse temporary practice permittee Shannon Autumn Timmons (N160916114). While working at a skilled nursing facility, Timmons removed controlled substances, but neither administered nor disposed of them.

Information about health care providers is on the agency website. Click on “Look up a health care provider license” in the “How Do I?” section of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). 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 are encouraged to call and report their complaint.