Health worker report

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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Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.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 August, the Dental Commission charged dentist and general anesthesia permit holder Thomas M. Kreger with unprofessional conduct. Kreger allegedly didn't meet the standard of care in anesthetizing or sedating five patients. He allegedly told the Dental Commission his patients received only local anesthetics or moderate sedation, but records show five patients were placed under general anesthesia or deep sedation. For nearly four years, Kreger allegedly allowed an unregistered, non-credential dental assistant to practice.

In August, the Health Care Assistant Program ended probation for health care assistant Gerardo J. Nieves.

In August, the Chiropractic Commission entered a modified agreement with chiropractor Thomas Kessinger that gives him six additional months to pay a $4,000 fine. In a 2011 agreement after his California license was revoked, Kessinger was given 18 months to pay the fine. He was placed on probation for at least five years.

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.