Washington State Chiropractic
Quality Assurance Commission (QAC)
The Washington State Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission, or QAC for short, regulates the practice of chiropractic in the State of Washington. The QAC works to maintain high standards of practice and to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State. The QAC establishes the qualification requirements for licensure, reviews applicant credentials and works to enforces the laws related to chiropractic in Washington State.
Quality Assurance Corner
The Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission's (commission) primary goal is to protect the public. In addition, it sets standards in rule, decides complaints against practitioners, and educates the profession. Providers sometimes violate state laws or rules because they do not understand them.
The commission has made presentations at state conventions and district meetings to familiarize practitioners with the boundaries of their profession. Updates on the complaint process have become essential due to changes in public perception and industry standards. Issues of sexual boundaries, documentation of care, and fee structure often prompt questions. Understanding the commission’s responsibilities can help a practitioner realize the consequence of violating a state law or rule. The commission plans to regularly submit articles to Plexus for educational purposes.
The commission encourages you to read the laws and rules. These are available online at the Department of Health's web-site, www.doh.wa.gov.
To access the commission's website, please click on the link titled QAC website at the top of this page.
If you need assistance with accessing the website or questions about the laws and rules, simply contact Leann Yount, program manager to the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.