State of Washington Quality Assurance Commission

State of Washington Quality Assurance Commission

State of Washington Quality Assurance Commission

Jason C. Cheung, M.D. is very honored to be appointed to Governor Jay Inslee’s Quality CheungAssurance Commission.

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.

The Governor appoints 21 members to four-year staggered terms.

That 80-90% of overall UV damage to our eyes is accumulated before the age of 18! Like skin damage from UV exposure, we now know occurred for the most part from exposure before the age of 18. Kids in UV protected sun glasses is highly recommended. Protect their eyes just like you do their delicate skin!

Water & contacts don’t mix. To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub. Alternatively, wear goggles.

The lenses in children’s eyes do not block as much UV radiation as they do in adults’ eyes, putting them at increased risk for sun damage to the eyes.

Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to vision loss. Glaucoma can strike without pain or other symptoms and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma.

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. Learn the risk factors for this disease? Having a close family relative with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) puts you at higher risk for developing the disease yourself.