The mandate of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) is to protect the public’s health and safety and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of professional health care providers under their jurisdiction. http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing/default.htm
(accessed on 22.04.2009).
The legislative power and authority of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) is laid out in the Statute or Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 18-79 Nursing Care.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.79 (accessed 0n 22.04.2009)