Department of Health calls for applicants to boards, commissions

February 1, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 1, 2013

The state Department of Health is seeking residents to serve on health-related boards, commissions and committees.

Overall, 26 groups need volunteers. The open positions include the Board of Hearing and Speech, Board of Optometry, Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission, Examining Board of Psychology, Midwifery Advisory Committee, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and others.

“We’re excited to give our citizens a chance to influence the health and safety of our state in a variety of health fields,” Karen Jensen, assistant secretary for the Health Systems Quality Assurance Division, said in a statement. “These vacancies will be filled by people appointed by the governor and the secretary of health, who both take great pride in appointing qualified, responsible members to each position.”

Some groups have immediate vacancies and others need a pool of qualified candidates for future openings. The appointees must be U.S. citizens and Washington residents. Regular meeting attendance is expected and is vital to the success for each team. Members receive reimbursement for certain travel-related expenses and compensation for time spent at meetings and other approved activities.

Find information and applications at the Department of Health website. Or call 360-236-4887 to learn more.

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