In March 2014 Thurston County released a November 2012 letter to its health officer from Dr. Brian Keay, a Yelm-based physician, wherein Keay requested an investigation into his allegations about a former patient, JZ Knight.
1. Dr. Keay stated under oath in deposition in April 2013 that JZ Knight was a former patient. In Keay’s November 2012 letter to the Thurston County Public Health Officer, he made a diagnosis and prognosis WITHOUT having examined JZ Knight.
2. Knight did not authorize Keay to communicate with, or divulge any healthcare information to, the Thurston County Public Health Officer.
3. Dr. Keay testified that he relied on information given to him by other patients and that he failed to investigate their accuracy in any way.
4. Dr. Keay’s medical opinions in the letter may constitute a breach of HIPAA and the standards of professional conduct of the Washington Department of Health Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
5. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reviewed Dr. Keay’s letter. In an email to County Manager Don Krupp, Undersheriff Tim Braniff stated, “We reviewed the letter you provided addressed to Dr. Yu from Dr. Keay, and there is no current investigation pending on the individual mentioned, and without first-hand knowledge, we cannot continue our investigation.”
Click here to read this public record.
6. Dr. Keay failed to disclose to the media that when he wrote the letter, he was involved in an intimate relationship with one of his patients, Virginia Coverdale.
7. Dr. Keay failed to disclose that while involved with Coverdale, she was also working in his office and had access to the medical records of his patients.
8. Dr. Keay failed to disclose that Coverdale was the defendant in a lawsuit in Thurston County in which two judges ruled that she made improper disclosures of Ramtha School of Enlightenment (RSE) materials.
9. Dave Champagne, Coverdale’s brother, issued a statement to the media in October 2012 about his side of a long-running family drama that has been ignored by the media.
10. Virginia Coverdale was only an RSE student from September 2006 through 2010. She never received any firsthand knowledge of the mineral tonic formula, which was given many years before she came to RSE.
11. The same tonic students learned to make for themselves has been — and still is — available commercially through online sources.
12. Click here for the letter sent by RSE’s publicist to FOX News addressing the lye consumption allegations of Keay and Coverdale.
13. Dr. Keay has never been a student of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) and has no firsthand knowledge of the school.
14. Dr. Keay placed a display advertisement in the April 18 NVN saying he is closing his Yelm Office April 30, 2014.
In the Q13 Fox interview clip, Keay was right about one thing. If people in the mid- to late-1990s had actually consumed a lye solution, they would have had severe burns in the mouth and throat. So if hundreds or thousands of people in Yelm really were drinking lye as Coverdale alleged, why didn’t she hold up voluminous newspaper articles about the 911 calls?
Why didn’t Dr. Keay wave a stack of ER reports?
Why not? Because there were none.
Because Coverdale and Keay epitomize ignorant rumormongers in their attempts to demonize RSE with lots of scare tactics but no facts. And Q13 Fox drank the Kool-Aid Coverdale and Keay served up.