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

WSMA Legislative Summit

The date for the 2020 Legislative Summit is Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 in the Columbia Room, Legislative Building, starting at 8:30 am (same schedule and location as this year).

About the Summit

Each year at the WSMA Legislative Summit, physicians, physician assistants, medical students, 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. Working together, we will make Washington the best place to practice medicine and receive care.


The 2020 WSMA Legislative Summit will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The morning program (8:30 a.m.–noon) will feature speakers and updates on WSMA’s legislative priorities. Lunch will be provided. Scheduled meetings with your legislative delegation will take place in the afternoon.

  • Registration and continental breakfast
  • Opening remarks and introductions
  • WSMA legislative overview
  • Keynote speakers
  • WSMA top Legislative Summit issues and how to meet with legislators
  • Group photos – bring your white coats!
  • Lunch
  • Meetings with legislators


Notice: Please note that the WSMA may have a photographer and/or videographer on-site at this event to gather imagery for use by the WSMA in its communications and media outreach. These images will be the property of the WSMA, and the WSMA will not sell or otherwise market event imagery. If you have any questions regarding imagery taken at a WSMA event, please contact Milana McLead at 206.441.9762 or

Corporate Partners

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


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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