One of the strongest ways your WSMA represents the profession of medicine
is with our legislative and regulatory advocacy, both at the state and
Sean Graham and Alex Wehinger of WSMA's government affairs team hosted an
Advocacy Council meeting on March 11 to review the outcomes of the 2022
session including bills impacting the house of medicine, the supplemental
operating budget, and the general dynamic heading into the midterm
The WSMA publishes a legislative wrap-up report each year after the state
legislative session adjourns. The report includes a summary of policy
outcomes, a look a new laws impacting practice management, and during presidential and midterm election years, the WAMPAC Legislator Report Card. The
report is mailed to all members.
WSMA Legislative Report page (members-only; sign-in required) for archived copies of the report.
For news and information on WSMA's legislative and regulatory advocacy on
behalf of physicians, patients, and the profession, visit and bookmark the
WSMA Advocacy Report
In this video series, watch physicians and other friends of medicine
testifying before Washington state lawmakers on issues impacting patients,
physicians, and the profession.
View our Doctors Making a Difference videos.
The WSMA has an experienced, dedicated team in Olympia that works every
day to educate lawmakers and other state officials on physicians'
Visit the WSMA staff page to meet our government affairs and policy
staff and find their contact information. If you have any questions about our legislative and regulatory
advocacy, contact staff directly, or contact the WSMA Olympia office at
360.352.4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions about how changes from the 2020 legislative session
will apply to your practice? Are you frustrated by administrative burden
or a particular state or federal regulation? The WSMA Policy Department is
here to help. As a WSMA member, you have access to policy experts who can
assist with your questions and provide information on the latest health
care policies and proposals. Your questions and feedback help us shape our
policy agenda in partnership with the House of Delegates, our legislative
team, and state and federal agencies, and may lead to direct WSMA-led
action before the state to address issues facing physicians.
We need to hear from you! Reach out to us with your questions and ideas at