Licensing information - Applications and forms, fee information and licensing requirements
Osteopathic physician assistant is managed by the Washington Medical Commission. See the medical commission website for more information on how to apply for or renew your license and how to manage your practice agreements.
- New Telemedicine Legislation - During the 2021 Legislative Session, the legislature passed Substitute Senate Bill 5423. This bill allows Washington state Allopathic Physicians (MDs) and Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) to consult with practitioners licensed in another state, via telemedicine, in order to diagnose and treat a WA provider's established patient. For more questions, please contact us.
- Information for providers whose credentials have been affected by a drug conviction.
- For information and resources regarding opioid prescribing, see the Department of Health's Opioid Prescribing webpage.
- Opioid prescribing Clarification Interpretive Statement - The Department of Health filed an Interpretive Statement titled Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Rules, with the Office of the Code Reviser on September 20, 2019, as WSR 19-20-063 (PDF). This Interpretive Statement is a joint communication from the State Health Officer, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Podiatric Medical Board, and the Washington Medical Commission. The purpose of the joint communication is to help practitioners better understand the existing opioid prescribing rules.
- Washington Health Workforce Survey – renewal requirement - RCW 18.57.050(2) requires the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery to collect information pertaining to the current professional practice of osteopathic physicians at the time of license renewal. It requires osteopathic physicians to provide the requested information.
- Failure to complete the survey may delay your renewal. More information on the survey's goals, how we'll use the data and access to the survey is on the Washington Health Workforce Survey webpage.
- Breast density notification - The governor approved legislation on March 21, 2018, that became effective January 1, 2019, requiring healthcare facilities to share breast density classification information with mammography patients. The practitioner notice provides important information about this new law (PDF). If you have any questions regarding the new law or the notice, email the osteopathic program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Suicide Prevention Training - Suicide prevention training for health professionals.