MALPRACTICE INSURANCE
We have had a spike in malpractice insurance applications the last few months due to the upcoming Seattle/King County Clinic (S/KCC) in February of 2020. If you are an active provider with malpractice coverage through the VRP program working with another approved VRP site, your current insurance coverage may be used at S/KCC. If you are not sure or would like a copy of your certificate of insurance, please contact Kris at: vrp@wahealthcareaccessalliance.org .


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE - LICENSE RENEWALS
As of the beginning of 2019, all MD and PA license renewals have a mandatory questionnaire on the back of your renewal notice. All eight questions must be answered in order to process your renewal. There are required questions on the top and bottom of your renewal card. Be sure to submit both parts of the renewal card. They have noticed a pattern of practitioners only submitting the bottom part , which is an incomplete renewal. If your answer is "Yes" to any question, please also include a detailed explanation. Please note, the DOH may reach out for additional information and supporting documentation depending on the nature of your answer. This is a requirement for all full MD and PA licenses, military active licenses, and retired active licenses.


WASHINGTON FREE AND CHARITABLE CARE CONFERENCE UPDATE
Thanks to all who attended the 2019 conference! Certificates of attendance are available for 12.75 hours of type II continuing education credits. Let us know if you did not receive yours. In addition, the materials have been added to our website . The 2020 conference will be held September 17-18 in Yakima, Washington - details will be available in the new few months.