The state Department of Health Nursing Commission suspended a Thurston County nurse’s credentials after she brought home a developmentally disabled, non-verbal adult and locked him in a bathroom.
According to a Department of Health press release, Robin N. Johnson won’t be allowed to practice for at least 12 months. She must complete a psychological exam before her credentials are reinstated.
Johnson was employed by Avail Home Health, a Yakima-based company that provides in-home care across the state.
Several times Johnson took the patient, bound him and locked him in the bathroom. She often left him unattended, leaving the house for hours.
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Johnson said she had been abused by her husband, and he ordered her to bring the patient home and lock him up.