The Governor’s Commission regulates the competency and quality of medical professionals licensed to practice medicine and surgery by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms and discipline.
Purpose of the Medical Commission
It is the purpose and responsibility of the Medical Quality Assurance Commission (MQAC) to protect the public by assuring quality healthcare is provided by physicians and physician assistants. The Medical Commission establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensure, consistent standards of practice, and continuing competency. The Medical Commission currently regulates about 32,000 licenses, more than 3,000 of which are PAs. Rules, policies, and procedures developed by the Medical Commission promote the delivery of quality healthcare to the people in Washington.