WSMA dues payment categories

$535 Full active physicians
$317 Limited practice (fewer than 20 hours per week)
$293 Second year in medical practice (completed residency/fellowship training in 2016)
$ –0– First year in medical practice (completed residency/fellowship training in 2017)
$ 100 Fully retired
$ –0– Fully retired - emeritus*
$ –0– Resident / Fellow
$ –0– WA State Medical / PA student
$125 Physician assistant


*To qualify for emeritus status, a retired member has to have been a member of the WSMA or a constituent or component association (a state medical association or a national specialty society/association) of the AMA for 25 years.


WSMA dues are paid on an annual basis. Dues are non-refundable and apply to a single year of membership. Membership extends from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. 

Most WSMA members who are insured by Physicians Insurance receive a discount of $300 on their liability insurance premium. Call Physicians Insurance at 206.343.7300 for details.

WSMA dues include a $25 contribution that can be designated to the Washington Medical Political Action Committee (WAMPAC), WSMA's nonpartisan political action committee or the WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which supports improvements in the quality and delivery of health care services for all Washingtonians. When paying your dues, please select WAMPAC or WSMA Foundation to indicate where you'd like your contribution directed. There is also an option for the $25 to go directly to the WSMA if you're prohibited from giving to a PAC or a 501(c)(3) for any reason. Should you allocate $25 to the WSMA Foundation, it is 100% tax deductible.

NOTE: In most cases, a portion of the medical association dues may be deductible for tax purposes as professional or business expenses. The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 states that association dues used for lobbying activities are not deductible as a business expense. As a result, a portion of your WSMA dues cannot be deducted as a business expense for federal income tax purposes. See below for current non-deductible lobbying percentage rates. No portion of any dues paid to WAMPAC can be deducted as a business expense on your federal income tax return.
 
2018 non-deductible lobbying percentage rate is 15%.
2017 non-deductible lobbying percentage rate is 20%.

 

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County Info

Some counties are unified with the WSMA. Unified county bylaws require joint membership in both the county medical society and the WSMA (or WOMA, as applicable).

County bylaws can vary from county to county and for physicians and physician assistants. Other dues rates may apply for limited, first year and second year categories. 

Members must pay their WSMA and county dues directly through their county medical society in the following unified counties:

  • Kitsap
  • Whatcom  [San Juan County pays via Northwest Washington Medical Society]

Members must pay their WSMA and county dues directly through the WSMA in the following unified counties:

CMS Full Active Physician Dues CMS Physician Assistant Dues
$60      Kittitas $60      Kittitas
$50      Okanogan
$195    Thurston-Mason $75      Thurston-Mason
$150    Walla Walla $150    Walla Walla
$150    Yakima $75      Yakima

WSMA collects optional dues for several non-unified counties. County dues can be remitted with your WSMA payment for the following counties:

CMS Full Active Physician Dues CMS Physician Assistant Dues
$160    Chelan-Douglas $40      Chelan-Douglas
$220    Clark $75      Clark
$200    Grant-Adams $100    Grant-Adams
$50      Grays Harbor
$50      Jefferson
$125    Skagit-Island
$150    Snohomish $75      Snohomish