King County naturopath suspended on charges of sexual misconduct

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OLYMPIA – Officials from the Washington State Department of Health suspended the license of King County naturopathic physician, Bruce A. Klein (NT.00000954) pending further action.  The Board of Naturopathy transferred this case to the Department of Health because the allegations are related to sexual misconduct.

Charges say Klein inappropriately touched a female patient. Klein cannot practice in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and to ask for a hearing.

The documents can be seen online by clicking “Provider Credential Search” on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call and report their complaint.

The Board of Naturopathy protects public health and safety and promotes the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under its authority.

The Department of Health protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers. The agency establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline. Rules, policies, and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to people in Washington.

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