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Washington State Resources:

 

1. State Insurance Commissioner Complaint:

Washington is serious about combating insurance fraud and helping to keep insurance coverage affordable. In 2006 the Washington Legislature created the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) within the of Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). The criminal investigators assigned to this unit are certified law enforcement peace officers with authority to conduct criminal investigations, arrest fraud suspects, and submit cases to prosecutors for criminal charges.

http://www.insurance.wa.gov/consumers/Complaints.shtml

2. State Medical Board Complaint:

The Department of Health works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/HealthProfComp.htm

3. State Minority Office:

All of the programs, activities, and efforts of OMWBE encourage, honor, and promote diversity. Our work supports the success of all businesses regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender.

http://www.omwbe.wa.gov/

4. State Nursing Board Complaint:

The Department of Health works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/HealthProfComp.htm

5. State Midwives Organization:

Providing resources, referrals, and information for expecting mothers and midwives.

http://www.washingtonmidwives.org/

6. Friends of Midwifery:

Providing resources, referrals, and information for expecting mothers and midwives.

http://www.washingtonmidwives.org/

7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:

To strengthen young families and promote the health and success of their young children.

http://www.healthystartfamily.org/index.php

8. State Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights or Patient’s Bill of Rights:

http://www.insurance.wa.gov/consumers/Health/bill_of_rights.shtml

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-329-085

9. State Medicaid Complaint Information:

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/manuals/eaz/sections/Complaints.shtml

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