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Clark County Health Worker Report

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The Washington State Department of Health took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County providers.

In June 2023, the sectary of health denied the agency affiliated registered counselor license of Benjamin Henry Biasella after Biasella failed to respond to the Notice of Decision within 28 days. In February 2020, Biasella was convicted of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.

In June 2023, the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Gene Alan Loss of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Between April 2021 and April 2022, Loss advertised and operated a sports massage business. Loss does not hold and has never held a massage therapy license in the state of Washington.

In July 2023, the sectary of health denied the agency affiliated registered counselor license of Brittaney Karen Wallace after Wallace failed to respond to the Notice of Decision within 28 days. In September 2020, Wallace was convicted of first-degree criminal trespass, a gross misdemeanor. In February 2020, Wallace was also convicted of bail jumping, a class C felony.

In July 2023, the secretary of health denied the agency affiliated counselor application of Tayler Ann Davis. In December 2022, Davis’s employer-provided drug test determined she tested positive for fentanyl.

In August 2023, the Board of Nursing (formerly the Nursing Commission) withdrew the statement of charges on the registered nurse license of Tiffany Anne Davidson.

In August 2023, the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Kimberly Ann Smith. Smith may petition for reinstatement. Smith failed to respond to a statement of charges sent in May 2023 in response to her application to reactivate her license. In February 2022, Smith failed to comply with a required substance-use evaluation.

In August 2023, the Behavior Technician Program charged certified behavior technician Savannah Lynn Ashdown with unprofessional conduct. Charges state that in October 2020, Ashdown allowed a patient and his mother, whom she had befriended, to spend the night at her home. In the same month, Ashdown allegedly posted a video of another patient online without permission from the patient or the patient’s guardians. Ashdown has been terminated from her employment.

In August 2023, the secretary of health ended the probation on the agency affiliated counselor license of Erin Lynn Matheny.

In August 2023, the Podiatric Medical Board withdrew the statement of charges against podiatric physician and surgeon Stephen M. Hayes.

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