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  • Have a problem with a local medical caregiver or facility? Register your complaint about hospitals and clinics, nurses (including students), doctors, and various other health professionals.
  • Problem with other community businesses? Here is where you can choose your profession from the list, including tattoo artists, all beauty parlors and salons, driver training schools, collection agencies (Yes you can file a complaint against a debt collecter!) etc and then click “File a Complaint.”
  • If you have any questions, feel free to call the health department at 509-524-2650 and speak with the nurse.
Public Health News
DOH News Releases
11/04/19 Vaping and severe acute pulmonary syndrome update: The outbreak was believed to have begun in April 2019, and the rates continue to climb including here in Washington. Flavored vaping products have been banned in Washington and Oregon. Please call the health department if vaping related lung injury is suspected.  For diagnostic tools, see the case definition and CDC provider guidance.

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington starting 01/01/2020
For all DOH news releases, click here.

CDC News Releases
12/19/19 Investigation of E Coli outbreak in Romaine lettuce continues

ACEs linked to top 5 of 10 causes of death: Read about the new data showing prevention is key and access materials to help you in clinical practice


Not enough pregnant women are getting vaccinated: Read the transcript for real time discussion about how to start and carry on the conversation. 


Measles elimination status maintained: The outbreak is over, and we’ve kept our elimination status.

Brain Health in Native Americans: A finalized report from the Healthy Brain Initiative, Alzheimers Association, NIH, and CDC called The Roadmap for Indian Country has been published.
For all CDC news releases, click here.

Updated 12/30/19

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