State orders 2 Whatcom County women to stop health care services

The state has ordered two Whatcom County women to stop practicing as a homeopath and mental health counselor, saying neither had a license to do so.

The Washington State Department of Health announced its actions in April, alleging that:

▪  Annelle Norman represented herself as a “licensed homeopath” although she had no health care license in this state. She operated a clinic and advised a patient to use homeopathic remedies.

▪  Amanda Medici, also known as Amanda Adams, represented herself as a mental health counselor. She didn’t have a license. The state also fined her $1,000.

The women were ordered to stop in November, and Medici was fined in December.

The state also has put Sharon D. Burton, a chemical dependency professional trainee in Whatcom County, on probation for at least one year, accusing her of discussing clients’ confidential treatment information in public areas. That was done in November, though announced on Thursday, April 28.

Kie Relyea