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Physicians view legislative and regulatory advocacy as an essential role for the WSMA. And the WSMA delivers.

Legislative & Regulatory

One of the strongest ways your WSMA represents the profession of medicine is with our legislative and regulatory advocacy, both at the state and federal levels.

Advocacy Council Meeting Held Sept. 25

WSMA's government affairs and policy team hosted an Advocacy Council meeting on Sept. 25 to provide updates on WAMPAC's campaign activities and preview how the election may impact WSMA's 2021 legislative priorities.



Post-session and COVID-19 Advocacy Update

On June 25, WSMA's government affairs and policy team provided WSMA members and partners an update on our COVID-19 advocacy, a look back at the 2020 legislative session, and a look ahead at a possible, and likely, special session. Click here to review the webinar slides.

WSMA Legislative Report

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, a legislator report card, and information on how to become a grassroots advocate on behalf of medicine and your patients. The report is mailed to all members; download a pdf version at the link below.

Download the 2020 WSMA Legislative Report.

Previous reports:

2019 WSMA Legislative Report
2018 WSMA Legislative Report
2017 WSMA Legislative Report

Breaking News

For news and information on WSMA's legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of physicians, patients, and the profession, visit and bookmark the online WSMA Advocacy Report today.

Doctors Making a Difference

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.

Meet WSMA's Team in Olympia

The WSMA has an experienced, dedicated team in Olympia that works every day to educate lawmakers and other state officials on physicians' priorities. 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 wsma@wsma.org.

WSMA Member Support Available

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 policy@wsma.org.

Join or renew your membership today