Washington counselor Justin E. Steward gets license revoked for sex with vulnerable adult patient

On January 20, 2010, the Washington Department of Health (DoH) permanently revoked the registration of registered counselor Justin Edward Steward for unprofessional conduct relative to his conduct with a vulnerable adult who was a patient at the residential treatment facility where Steward was employed.

The DoH’s document states that Steward had sexual contact with the patient, including but not limited to the following: Steward requested the patient perform oral sex; the patient performed oral sex on Steward; Steward had sexual intercourse with the patient; Steward requested that the patient masturbate; the patient masturbated in front of Steward; Steward masturbated in front of the patient.  On or about December 11, 2008, the patient was discharged from the facility.

During February 2009, Steward posted electronic messages containing sexual content on the patient’s social networking webpage.

Source: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order in the Matter of Justin Edward Steward, Credential Nos. RC60014313, Case No. M2009-1032, State of Washington Department of Health Secretary of Health, filed January 20, 2010.

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