Health worker report



The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.

In September, the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program charged paramedic Sarah Roskam, also known as Sarah Hozack, with unprofessional conduct. After injuring her back, Roskam allegedly became dependent on opioids and diverted controlled substances for her own use, completed substance abuse treatment and had a period of sobriety, but relapsed and again entered treatment.

In September, the Chiropractic Commission charged chiropractor Kelly C. Smith with unprofessional conduct. Smith allegedly treated seven patients while his credential was suspended, suggested an employee tell a commission investigator he’d treated only five patients during that time and directed an employee to fill out notes for treatment sessions Smith had provided.

If you have questions about this report, contact Health Systems Quality Assurance Division at 360-236-4700. For questions about the Oregon State Board of Nursing report, call 971-673-0685.