State suspends license of registered nurse in Clark County

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The Washington State Department of Health has suspended the license of a registered nurse in Clark County.

A Jan. 3 news release stated the Nursing Commission suspended the license of registered nurse Donald J. Schaefer in November. Schaefer surrendered his license in Oregon after the Oregon State Board of Nursing found he failed to comply with a disciplinary order requiring toxicology testing.

Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to media@wmc.wa.gov.

Information about health care providers in Washington is available at fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch.

The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and report their complaint.

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