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Mandated Benefits

The WSMA reaffirms its long-standing policy of opposition to legislative or regulatory mandates of benefits (CPA Rpt F, A-97), except that the Board of Trustees, or the Executive Committee acting between meetings of the board, has the authority to determine when a proposed mandate represents such a clearly overriding social or economic benefit as to warrant an exception to this policy. (EC Rpt M, A 99) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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