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State officials suspend health care licenses

The Washington State Department of Health has taken action against two health care workers employed in Yakima County.

In July of this year, health officials suspended the credential of agency affiliated counselor Jesse Stephen Bladow.

Bladow's credential was suspended after he allegedly failed to comply with the terms of an agreed upon order. State health department officials say he failed to comply with the terms of a substance abuse monitoring program, tested positive for oxazepam and did not report his use of other controlled substances.

In addition, the Department of Health suspended the credential of massage therapist Jacob Hill for five years. Officials say Hill had sex with a patient during a massage session, and later began dating the patient. On another occasion, state officials said he initiated sexual contact with a co-worker.

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