State of Washington denies mental health counseor John Del Signore's application for license; gave up Colorado license for patient sex

November 18, 2010

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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