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When a Medical Commission investigation shows a licensee has committed a violation of the Uniform Disciplinary Act, the Commission votes to take action against the license of the practitioner. The Commission uses the clear and convincing legal standard for all cases. All legal actions are distributed via the legal actions email alert (sign-up) and the quarterly Medical Commission newsletter.

To look up a practitioner or their disciplinary documents, please use the Provider Credential Search and type in their license number or name listed below.
 

Suspensions and Restrictions
 

Name License Order Type Year State or County
Eric R. Shibley MD60108064 Summary Restriction 2020 King County 
Robert L. Hermann MD60620822 Suspension 2020 King County 
Ronald M. Sterling MD00038889 Summary Restriction 2020 King County 
Mohammad H. Said MD00018311 Summary Suspension 2020 Grant County 
Michael C. Brown MD00028042 Summary Restriction 2020 King County
Rajninder K. Jutla MD00047987 Summary Suspension 2020 King County

 

**Documents for these cases can be located by accessing the following link:   https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/


Resulting Orders from Summaries

 
Name License Order Type Year State or County
Kenneth M. Edstrom MD00026074 Agreed Order 2020

Pierce

**Documents for these cases can be located by accessing the following link:   https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/

 

Surrender of License
 

Name License Order Type Year State or County
Burton Silverman MD00032130 Voluntary Surrender 2020

Out of State

Mark Swyer 

MD00019726

Voluntary Surrender 2020 Snohomish

**Documents for these cases can be located by accessing the following link:   https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/

 

  • You may request a copy of the record by emailing PDRC@doh.wa.gov or submitting a written request to the Department of Health, Public Disclosure Unit, PO Box 47865, Olympia, Washington 98504-7865.
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  • If you have any questions, please contact Legal.Contact@wmc.wa.gov.


Definitions

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order - an order issued following a formal hearing.

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Waiver Order - an order issued following a formal hearing in which Respondent does not appear or in which the Respondent waives their right to a hearing. 

Informal Disposition (Stipulation to Informal Disposition/STID) - a document stating that allegations have been made, and containing an agreement by the licensee to take some type of remedial action to resolve the concerns raised by the allegations.

Notice of Decision on Application (NOD) - a notice to an applicant that there are grounds for denying the application. An applicant may request a hearing to prove that he or she is qualified to be licensed.  If an applicant does not request a hearing within 28 days of the service of the NOD, the application is deemed to be denied.

Order of Default - an order stating that the licensee has failed to either answer a Statement of Charges or otherwise failed to participate in the adjudicative process, resulting in the Commission issuing an order imposing sanctions against the licensee’s license.

Order of Reinstatement - an order that either reinstates a suspended or revoked license or terminates an Agreed Order or STID.

Order on Request for Modification/Stipulation to Modify Order - an order that modifies a prior order.

Statement of Charges (SOC) - a document formally charging a licensee with either unprofessional conduct or impairment. The licensee will have an opportunity to defend against the allegations at a hearing.

Stipulated Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Agreed Order - a document resolving a Statement of Charges. This document contains an agreement by the Respondent to comply with certain terms and conditions to protect the public.

Summary Suspension - an order summarily suspending a licensee’s license to practice. The licensee will have an opportunity to defend against the summary action.