The Medical Commission is made up of 13 members licensed to practice in the State of Washington, two members are licensed physician assistants; and four members of the public. Each congressional district in the state must have at least one physician member. If a physician, they must be licensed to practice in the state for at least five years. The responsibility of the Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission is to regulate 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. The mission of the commission is to promote patient safety and enhance the integrity of the profession through licensing, discipline, rulemaking, and education.
When asked why she wants to serve on the Medical Commission, Dr. Murphy stated, "I am a Board Certified and Fellowed Emergency Physician in Prosser WA practicing in beautiful eastern Washington since 2007. I am passionate about excellent and safe care provided for patients, and also committed to fairness for all parties involved. The Commission shares this same commitment to quality and safety and I would be a good addition to complete the 21 commissioners. Washington residents, patients and physicians deserve our best to these pillars."
“This is a tremendous honor and acknowledgement by the Governor and Commission on the outstanding level of care Dr. Murphy provides to patients. We are fortunate to have Dr. Murphy on our leadership team as the Chief of Staff as well as her hands-on work in the Emergency Department,” said Craig Marks, Chief Executive Officer at Prosser Memorial Health.