Boards, Commissions and Advisory Committees (BCC)

 

Boards, commissions and advisory committees give citizens a voice in their government. They provide a means to influence decisions that shape the quality of life for state residents. Participating on a board, commission or committee is one of the most effective steps citizens can take to become an active voice in their government.

See a comprehensive list of all current and upcoming gubernatorial board and commission appointment opportunities.

The Washington State Department of Health has 28 boards, commissions and advisory committees. The governor or the secretary of health appoint members. Appointees advise the governor, the legislature, and the secretary of health. Boards, commissions or advisory committees may be responsible for regulating the competency and quality of professional healthcare providers under their jurisdiction. Protecting public health and safety is a top priority of the governor and the secretary of health. Boards accomplish this through a variety of activities in collaboration with the Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance division.

Governor Jay Inslee and the secretary of health take great pride in appointing qualified, responsible members who reflect our state's diverse population and who hold a strong belief in the public process.

Application – Governor Appointed

Application – Secretary Appointed Fillable Form (PDF)

Name of Board, Commission or Committee Appointing Authority Board/Commission/
Committee
Total Members Total Public Members
Accupuncture and Eastern Medicine Advisory Committee Secretary Committee 5 1
Applied Behavior Analysis Advisory Committee Secretary Committee 5 1
Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee Secretary Committee 5 1
Certified Counselors and Hypnotherapist Advisory Committee Secretary Committee 7 3
Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission Governor Commission 14 3
Dental Hygiene Examining Committee Secretary Committee 4 1
Dental Quality Assurance Commission Governor Commission 16 2
Denturists, Board of Secretary Board 7 2
Dispensing Optician Examining Committee Secretary Committee 3 0
Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems Steering Committee Secretary Committee 32 1
Hearing and Speech, Board of Governor Board 11 3
Massage, Board of Governor Board 5 1
Medical Quality Assurance Commission Governor Commission 21 6
Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Committee Secretary Committee 9 3
Midwifery Advisory Committee Secretary Committee 7 1
Naturopathy, Board of Governor Board 7 2
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Governor Commission 15 3
Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Governor Board 9 1
Occupational Therapy, Board of Governor Board 5 1
Optometry, Board of Governor Board 6 1
Orthotics and Prosthetics Advisory Committee Secretary Committee 5 2
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Board of Governor Board 11 2
Pharmacy Commission Governor Commission 15 4
Physical Therapy, Board of Governor Board 5 1
Podiatric Medical Board Governor Board 5 1
Psychology, Examining Board of Governor Board 9 2
Substance Use Disorder Professional Certification Advisory Committee Secretary Committee 7 1
Veterinary Board of Governors Governor Board 6 1

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