The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or has withdrawn charges against health care providers in the state, said a press release.
The department's Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 70 health care professions (e.g., medical doctors, nurses, counselors).
Information about health care providers is on the agency website. Click on "Provider Credential Search" on the left hand side of the Department of Health home page (www.doh.wa.gov).
The site includes information about a health care provider's license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998.
This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and report their complaint.