Stories tagged: Washington State Department of Health
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
New rules allow individuals to change sex designation on birth certificates
The Washington state Department of Health on Thursday announced a new rule that allows individuals to change their sex designation on their birth certificate.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
All charges dismissed against woman accused of helping daughter overdose on drugs
A woman charged with controlled substance homicide and promoting a suicide attempt in connection to her adult daughter’s death has had all charges against her dropped.
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
Rosalia nurse’s license suspended after deaths
State health officials suspended a Rosalia nurse practitioner’s license after three of her patients died from taking prescribed painkillers. In some cases, the prescriptions written by Susan Bowen-Small exceeded 15 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Deaths linked to prescription drugs plunge in Spokane County
The number of prescription drug overdose deaths in Spokane County has plummeted over the past three years. The number of such deaths in the county has dropped 40 percent, comparing …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012
Woman’s brain tissue to be tested for disease
Disease investigators have sent a brain tissue sample of a deceased 32-year-old Spokane woman to a national research lab to be tested for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, an incurable condition that has …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012
Doctor receives payment, apology from Health Department
A Spokane dermatologist has wrung a $600,000 apology from state health officials who went public with outrageous charges of drug abuse and medical fraud based on a bogus tip from …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011
Region tops state averages for opting out of vaccinations
North Idaho and Eastern Washington share a grim distinction: Both have far higher rates of parents choosing not to immunize their children against childhood disease than either Idaho or Washington …
Sun., Nov. 28, 2010
Free medical services soar at region’s hospitals
Spokane hospitals have given away $53.3 million worth of medical care to the poor during the first nine months of this year as job losses and wage and benefit cuts …
Fri., March 26, 2010
Washington state to investigate unsafe folk remedies
The Washington State Department of Health will use a $97,000 federal grant to investigate the use of potentially deadly folk remedies.
Wed., March 17, 2010, 7:21 p.m.
Sacred Heart, state agree to scaled-down expansion
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center may add 75 new patient beds after reaching a proposed settlement with state health officials.