Health Care Professions and Facilities


The Department of Health, along with various boards and commissions, regulates more than 430,000 healthcare practitioners in 86 professions. We also regulate more than 7,000 health organizations and programs. This includes setting regulatory standards for licensed health providers in Washington, developing rules and policies and providing legislative analysis for all medical facilities, ensuring public safety, monitoring practitioner programs and making sure healthcare facilities meet federal and state building standards.

If you're looking for profession-specific continuing education (CE) information, select your profession on this webpage and look for continuing education information on the left. Some professions don't have CE requirements.

More resources for health professionals.

Some things you'll find here are:

Death with dignity act | EMS and trauma care clinical guidelines | Medical cannabis information | Opioid Prescribing | Prescription monitoring program (PMP) | Providing Information to Patients - House Bill 1608 | Respiratory Protection ProgramSexual and domestic violence | Suicide prevention training | Washington Health Workforce

Best Practices | Coordinated Quality Improvement | Facilities Licensing | Hearings | Patient Care Resources | Professional Resources | Data Exchange | Restroom Access | Professions Licensing | Sexual and Domestic Violence | Suicide Prevention | Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (Pediatric)