Health Professions Mandatory Reporting

In 2006, the Washington Legislature directed the Department of Health to adopt rules about mandatory reporting of healthcare practitioners who commit unprofessional conduct or are unable to practice safely. The legislature added additional mandatory reporting requirements in 2008.

The mandatory reporting rules are in Chapter 246-16 WAC. They cover reports about all practitioners regulated by the department secretary, board or commission. They require reporting by healthcare practitioners, employers, healthcare facilities and others.

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RCW 18.130.070 | RCW 18.130.080 | WAC 246-16