The WSMA is a respected and powerful voice for the medical profession. We
represent you and your patients before Congress, the state legislature,
federal and state agencies, health plans, licensing boards, the judicial
branch and more. Learn more about how we advocate for you—and how
you can help support this important work.
In this section you will find:
The voices of individual physicians and physician assistants are crucial
in informing the decisions made at the state and federal levels.
Physicians view legislative and regulatory advocacy as an essential role
for the WSMA. And the WSMA delivers.
Legislative & Regulatory
The 2022 legislative priorities for the WSMA, the only professional
organization that represents the interests and priorities of all
physicians in Washington.
2022 WSMA Legislative Priorities
A legislative wrap-up report published each year after the state
legislative session adjourns.
WSMA Legislative Report
(members-only; sign-in required)
Highlights of new laws enacted in 2021 that may impact your practice
New Laws Impacting Practice Management
Your feedback is critical to help guide our legislative and regulatory
Understanding the Regulatory Process
Resources to help you participate in a legislative session.
Meeting directly with your legislator is the gold standard. Here's how.
Scheduling a Meeting
Understanding the legislative process.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
How to help amplify our message year-round.
How to Get Involved in Advocacy
Campaigns are more important than ever—and so is your support for WAMPAC.
Your modest contribution today will help WAMPAC stay relevant, giving us
the resources we need to advocate on your behalf, strengthen the
profession, and improve patient care throughout Washington state.
Give to WAMPAC
The WSMA advocates for physicians in the court system by ensuring a
physician-centric perspective is considered during litigation.
Washington's health care cost transparency board was created in 2020 to
help reduce the growth in the health care costs statewide. Learn more
about the board on this page.
Health Care Cost Transparency
Our guiding principles for addressing reform as we work to influence the
changes coming to health care.
Health Care Reform