State suspends Pasco therapist’s license

By on Monday, April 19th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has immediately suspended the license of LuRon Anderson, a physical therapist from Pasco. Anderson has pleaded guilty to committing indecent liberties with patients at senior living facilities in Franklin County Superior Court. He is due to be sentenced this week.

Anderson was charged with those crimes last year and his license expired in March 2020. However, he remained eligible to renew his license until the state suspended it. He now cannot practice in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to request a repeal.

The charges against him included allegations that Anderson improperly touched the breasts of residents of facilities where he worked. He was also accused of sending one resident text messages of a romantic and sexual nature. The legal documents in the case are available online at Provider Credential Search of the Department of Health website.

Copies may also be requested by calling 360-236-4700. People who believe a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call the above number to report their complaints.