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Health Worker Report

The Columbian
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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Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.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 June, the board accepted the voluntary surrender of Jered W. Brannan’s practical nurse license for willful misrepresentation in applying for a license renewal. He resides in Camas.

In June, the board accepted the voluntary surrender of Theresa M. Hines’ family nurse practitioner license for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of the Health Professionals’ Services Program. She resides in Vancouver.

In June, the nursing commission charged licensed practical nurse Patrick Michael McDonald with unprofessional conduct. McDonald allegedly diverted controlled substances from the hospital where he worked.

In June, the Unlicensed Practice Program entered an agreement with Holly Espenlaub that requires her to cease and desist from practicing massage therapy without a license, and to pay a $500 fine. Espenlaub doesn’t have a massage therapist credential. She advertised that she is a professional cuddler who is skilled at using platonic touch and cuddle techniques to ease stress, and that her services include a combination of massage, touch, talk, and platonic cuddling positions.

In June, the Home Care Aide Program indefinitely suspended the home care aide credential of Taylor Allen Altamirano, who didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring program.

In July, the board revoked the registered nurse license of Theresa M. Hines for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of the Health Professionals’ Services Program. She resides in Vancouver.

In July, the nursing commission entered an agreement with licensed practical nurse Patrick Michael McDonald that suspends his credential. McDonald diverted controlled substances from the hospital where he worked.

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.

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