Clallam County nursing assistant has license suspended for holding patient's mouth shut

Peninsula Daily News

print Print This | Email This

Most Popular this week

Want more top stories? Sign up here for daily or weekly newsletters with our top news.

PORT ANGELES — A Clallam County nursing assistant has had her license suspended for allegedly holding a patient's mouth shut while he resisted swallowing his pills last November, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday.

Rhonda M. Hampton, 46, was placed on the state Department of Social and Health Services' residential care services registry, restricting her ability to practice as a nursing assistant.

She was one of 12 health care providers in the state who received disciplinary action for “unprofessional conduct.”

Health care providers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond to the Health Department in writing, after which time the case then enters a settlement process.

Hampton's place of employment was not available, Health Department spokeswoman Sharon Moysiuk said Wednesday.

Hampton, who received a credential to practice as a registered nursing assistant in April 2011, was served a statement of the charge Jan. 16. She failed to respond to the allegation by the Feb. 5 deadline.

Hampton can petition the state for a reinstatement of her nursing assistant credential in two years.

Last modified: February 26. 2014 7:29PM
Reader Comments
Local Business
Friends to Follow

To register a complaint about a comment, email and refer to the article and offending comment, or click here: REPORT ABUSE. comments are subject to the User Policy.

From the PDN:

All materials Copyright © 2017 Black Press Ltd./Sound Publishing Inc. • Terms of UsePrivacy PolicyAssociated Press Privacy PolicyAssociated Press Terms of UseContact Us