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Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.

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.

In January, the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the paramedic credential of Jason Ray Hoesly, who didn’t comply with a stipulation requiring him to participate in a substance abuse monitoring program.

In January, the Medical Commission ordered physician assistant Jeffery Lawrence Smith to continue complying with a substance abuse monitoring contract, and fined him $2,000. In 2016 Smith pleaded guilty to an alcohol-related disorderly conduct charge. In 2017 he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.

In January, the secretary of health revoked the certified nursing assistant credential of Brittany Ann Feaser. A family member took Feaser’s 5-month-old son to an emergency room because the boy had limited ability to move his arms and head. The child had spine trauma that required surgery, had multiple healing fractures, and also tested positive for cannabinoids. A physician or physicians considered the injuries consistent with multiple episodes of child abuse. Feaser’s live-in partner was convicted of two counts of second-degree assault in connection with the boy’s injuries. Feaser told law enforcement her son had difficulty holding his head up the day before being taken to the hospital, but she didn’t seek medical care for him.

In February, the secretary of health agreed to reinstate the registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner credentials of Victoria D. Paulus, placed her on probation for at least 30 months, and fined her $5,000. Paulus’ licenses were suspended in 2018 because she had a romantic and sexual relationship with a patient.

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