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Clark County health worker report

The Columbian

The Washington State Department of Health took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County providers.

In January 2023, the secretary of health conditionally granted Jacob Michael Phillips with an agency affiliated counselor license. Phillips agreed to conditions including two years of probation, professional supervision and quarterly performance evaluations. In 2017, Phillips was convicted of two counts of criminal impersonation and in 2018 he was convicted of conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, the department of health said.

In January 2023, the Nursing Commission suspended the licensed practical nurse credential of Bryan Scott Richards. Richards worked as a school nurse and was fired due to involvement in several confrontational incidents with school staff and/or students. He did not respond to an investigator’s letters requesting a written response to these allegations, the department of health said.

In January 2023, the secretary of health denied the agency affiliated counselor license application of Michelle Lynn Kovich, who did not agree to conditions on the license. In 2017, Kovich was convicted of aggravated battery and in 2019, she was convicted of battery, both in Florida, the department of health said.

In January 2023, the secretary of health reinstated the certified nursing assistant license of Akberet M. Tekle, the department of health said.

In February 2023, the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse David Dougles Michael, also known as David Douglas Michael, with unprofessional conduct. In February 2020, he was convicted of domestic violence criminal trespass. In June 2021, he was convicted of unlawful imprisonment and assault, both domestic violence charges, as well as interference with reporting of domestic violence, the department of health said.