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"As a member, you can help support the WSMA's efforts at the Legislative Summit each year." - Glen Carlson, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician, Harrison Medical Center

WSMA Legislative Summit

The 2019 WSMA Legislative Summit is scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Capitol. Mark your calendar!

The Legislative Summit is WSMA’s annual physicians’ day on the Hill, giving Washington state’s physician community an opportunity to come to the state capital and amplify WSMA’s advocacy message, and potentially change a few minds on issues of importance to the house of medicine.

About the Summit

Forge relationships with your lawmakers while helping support WSMA policy.

Each year at the WSMA Legislative Summit, physicians, physician assistants and practice staff gather in Olympia at the Capitol to learn about important issues before the Legislature and to meet with their legislators to discuss how lawmaking impacts medicine—the profession and patients.

During the Summit's morning session, attendees hear from select state health care leaders and WSMA legislative staff on the issues being debated in the Legislature that stand to impact the house of medicine. Members also receive preparation for meetings with their legislators later that day (pre-arranged by WSMA staff).

The Summit provides an excellent opportunity to meet your elected representatives and to put a human face on the WSMA's advocacy agenda. Hearing directly from a physician or provider constituent with firsthand expertise on complex issues being debated in the Legislature can help to educate lawmakers on these crucial issues and ensures physicians have a seat at the table as policy is being made.

One of the keys to a successful Legislative Summit is to have WSMA members from all of Washington's 49 legislative districts attend—meaning lawmakers from districts throughout the state hear our advocacy message on behalf of physicians and patients. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2019 Legislative Summit, on Thursday, Feb. 7. Working together, we will make Washington the best place to practice medicine and receive care.

Corporate Partners

The WSMA wishes to thank the following corporate partners for their generous contributions. Learn more about becoming a partner.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIER PARTNER

Founded in 1981 under the auspices of the WSMA, Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company is the Northwest's leading medical professional liability insurance company, physician-owned and exclusively endorsed to this day by the WSMA. For over 30 years, Physicians Insurance has remained the stable, committed and local insurer for physicians, clinics, facilities and hospitals, providing risk-management consulting, continuing medical education and claims administration services to more than 7,000 members in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

DIAMOND PARTNER

Cordant Health Solutions™ is at the forefront of combating today’s opioid epidemic through its network of toxicology laboratories and pharmacies. Cordant is one of the only toxicology laboratories that includes a full-service, high-touch pharmacy that specializes in complex management and dispensing of controlled substances. Cordant provides testing protocols and digital case-management tools to help customers become more efficient and effective in using toxicology test results.

SILVER PARTNERS

Premera Blue Cross’ mission is to provide peace of mind to our members about their healthcare. We provide health insurance and related services to 1.9 million people in Washington and Alaska. Premera Blue Cross has operated in Washington since 1933 and Alaska since 1952 and is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

 

First Choice Health is a Seattle-based, physician and hospital owned company that serves the Northwestern United States. We have provided network, administrative and client services since 1985. Just under one million people use our array of products and services in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and select areas of North Dakota and South Dakota.

 

Hall Render is the largest health care-focused law firm in the country, with over 40 years of experience in health law business and 200 attorneys serving health care clients.

 

Washington Permanente Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice of nearly 1,400 physicians, physician assistants, optometrists, midwives and psychologists in Washington state, united by a commitment to excellence, collaboration, compassion, stewardship and innovation.

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