State declines to license mental health counselor John Del Signore for sex with client in other state

On September 2, 2010, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) denied John H. Del Signore’s application for a credential to practice as a mental health counselor associate.

According to the DOH’s Order, Del Signore surrendered his license to practice as a professional counselor to the state of Colorado on October 28, 2009, based on his sexual contact with a client, maintaining an inappropriate relationship with a client and with providing services which fell below generally accepted standards.

On December 15, 2009, Del Signore applied for a mental health counselor credential with Washington’s Department of Health Counselor Programs (Program).  The application required him to answer questions regarding previous denials, revocations and/or suspensions of health care license, to which he answered “yes.”  The Program issued a denial on April 9, 2010.

Del Signore filed a request for Adjudicate Proceeding on April 14, 2010.  The Presiding Officer of that Proceeding found that Del Signore is not qualified to practice as a mental health counselor in the state of Washington.

Source: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Final Order in the Matter of John Henry Del Signore, Application No. MHCA. MC. 60133243, Master Case No. M2010-353, State of Washington Department of Health Adjudicative Service Unit.

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2 responses to “State declines to license mental health counselor John Del Signore for sex with client in other state

  1. John Del Signore

    The above information regarding John Del Signore is incorrect and professionally inappropriate. The facts are not correct nor are the allegations. I am going to take action about this matter immediately.

    • Our entry on you is “professionally inappropriate”?

      No, it simply reports on YOUR professional inappropriateness, as originally reported by the Colorado and Washington health care licensing authorities.

      So, make sure to “take action” against the Colorado and Washington State health care licensing authorities who “took action” against you and from whose publicly available documents our story is sourced.

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