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WSMA is the lead physician voice on medical and health matters in the state.

Advocacy

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:


Take Action

The voices of individual physicians and physician assistants are crucial in informing the decisions made at the state and federal levels. Take Action


Legislative & Regulatory

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

2022 WSMA Legislative Priorities

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

WSMA Legislative Report

A legislative wrap-up report published each year after the state legislative session adjourns. WSMA Legislative Report (members-only; sign-in required)

New Laws Impacting Practice Management

Highlights of new laws enacted in 2021 that may impact your practice operations. New Laws Impacting Practice Management

Understanding the Regulatory Process

Your feedback is critical to help guide our legislative and regulatory approach. Understanding the Regulatory Process


Physician Advocacy

Resources to help you participate in a legislative session. Physician Advocacy

Scheduling a Meeting

Meeting directly with your legislator is the gold standard. Here's how. Scheduling a Meeting

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Understanding the legislative process. How a Bill Becomes a Law

How to Get Involved in Advocacy

How to help amplify our message year-round. How to Get Involved in Advocacy


WAMPAC

Campaigns are more important than ever—and so is your support for WAMPAC. WAMPAC

Give to 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. Legal


Health Care Cost Transparency

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


Health Care Reform

Our guiding principles for addressing reform as we work to influence the changes coming to health care. Health Care Reform

Join or renew your membership today!