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.
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.
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