Suicide Prevention Training for Providers


Washington State legislature requires that providers go through a Suicide Prevention Training. 

You must complete this prior to renewing your medical license.


This is the link to the DOH site that explains the requirements for physicians:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/ForPublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/HealthcareProfessionsandFacilities/SuicidePrevention/TrainingRequirements


Since January 2016, all physicians are required to do a one time six hour course in order to renew their medical license at the next cycle. The course must be DOH approved. 

Link to the courses that are approved:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/ForPublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/HealthcareProfessionsandFacilities/SuicidePrevention/TrainingPrograms/2017ModelList#SixHour 

We can recommend the online Kaiser course which is free:

https://provider.ghc.org/open/ContinuingMedicalEducation/index.jhtml;jsessionid=WDQE5JRVHJG04CQBCIXCGWQ