The 2021 legislative session is just around the corner and while things
in Olympia will look a little different, the 2021 WSMA Legislative
Summit will still feature updates from key state policymakers and your
government affairs team. Plus, there’s no need to worry about finding a
parking spot at the Capitol!
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislative session that
begins on January 11 will be held largely remotely, with the Capitol
closed to the public in deference to public health guidelines. As a
result, the 2021 WSMA Legislative Summit will also be held virtually on
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event is free for
WSMA members, so now is a great time to join WSMA or renew yourmembership! There will be a $30 registration fee for nonmember,
non-physician/non-physician assistant attendees.
This year’s session will be dominated by issues of import to the
physician community, as legislators seek to respond to the pandemic,
balance the state’s budget and continue to reform the state’s health
care system. During the Summit you will receive an update on everything
happening in Olympia, including WSMA’s legislative priorities:
While WSMA’s government affairs team continues to advocate for the house of medicine in a new virtual setting, there’s still no substitute for physicians connecting directly with their local legislators. Given the structure of this year’s session and Legislative Summit, WSMA will not be prearranging meetings with your legislative delegation this year, though we will be providing resources on how to connect with your legislator’s office to schedule a meeting that works with your schedule, one-pagers on WSMA’s priority issues, and information on virtual advocacy.
We look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 Legislative Summit on
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