State disciplines local health care providers

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of the following health care providers in Kitsap.

In September, the Psychology Board entered an agreement with psychologist Daniel Fry (PY00002234) under which he permanently surrendered his credential. In group therapy sessions, Fry blurred boundaries between participant, facilitator and therapist roles. He used inappropriate behavior and comments to female clients, and reframed therapy in a way that contributed to marital discord and interfered with the therapy’s purpose. Fry called a client at home who tried to end therapy and left messages inviting her back, and delayed providing records to clients.

In November, the secretary of health reinstated the chemical dependency professional credential of Paul David Brown (CP00002574). Brown’s license was suspended in 2014 after he provided domestic violence counseling without an appropriate license.

Information about health care providers is available at www.doh.wa.gov. Click on “Look up a health care provider license” in the “How Do I?” section. 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 may call that number and report their complaint.

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