The state Department of Health has taken the following actions regarding Pierce County health care providers in July.
According to a news release:
The Dental Hygienist Program amended the statement of charges against Deborah J. Almario. She allegedly provided dental services to a patient in a dental office without the dentist’s permission, took dental supplies from his office and gave them to the patient, and bought and delivered a controlled substance through an online pharmacy without a valid prescription. She also allegedly used the patient’s debit card to buy controlled substances without the patient’s permission.
The Agency Affiliated Counselor Program charged certified counselor Daysi Lorena Brown with unprofessional conduct. She allegedly had a romantic relationship with a minor patient.
For information about health care providers statewide, go to www.doh.wa.gov. The information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. People who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.brian.sandford@ thenewstribune.com