DO Board Applicants
The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (Board). They currently have one professional member vacancy.
In addition to the current vacancy, they anticipate filling four more positions following the passage of Substitute House Bill (SHB) 1431. SHB 1431 passed the legislature and will add four members, expanding the current seven-member board to 11 members. The bill adds one public member, who must not have a financial or fiduciary relationship to a health care delivery system; one osteopathic physician assistant who has been in active practice in Washington State for at least five years; and two osteopathic physicians who have been in active practice in Washington State for at least five years. They anticipate filling those positions once the law takes effect at the end of July.
They are looking for public-spirited people willing to study the issues and to make decisions in the public’s best interest. They seek diversity in board and commission members and recognize the value variety brings in understanding and serving the people of Washington State. They seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and those who provide geographic representation throughout the state. All board members must be U.S. citizens and residents of Washington State.
The Board meets about six times a year. Typically, meetings are scheduled on a Friday in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings typically occur in the Seattle area, but they may also be held in the Olympia/Tumwater area or elsewhere around the state. The Board operates under legislative mandate to protect the health and safety of the public, and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under its jurisdiction.
If you are interested in applying for an appointment to the Board, please complete the application at: https://fortress.wa.gov/es/governor/boardsapplication
Please submit applications, along with a current resume by May 15, 2017.