2023 WSMA Legislative Priorities
The 2023 Washington state legislative session begins on Monday, Jan. 9 for
a “long” session, lasting 105 days. All signs indicate that lawmakers will
convene in-person, while maintaining some opportunities for virtual
participation. This year’s session will feature a new chair of the House
Health Care & Wellness Committee and will require legislators to write the
two-year state budget.
The WSMA’s Outreach & Advocacy Report, containing updates about WSMA’s
advocacy efforts in Olympia and opportunities for engagement, will be
disseminated on a weekly basis during session, typically each Friday. WSMA
members who would like to opt in to receive the WSMA OA Report may email
WSMA Legislative Priorities During the 2023 Session
While the WSMA will engage on a variety of issues impacting the house of
medicine during the 2023 session, here is a small preview of pending
priority fiscal and policy issues expected to be considered:
Video preview of the 2023 legislative session and WSMA’s legislative
Sean Graham and Alex Wehinger of WSMA's government affairs team hosted an
Advocacy Council meeting on Dec. 13 to review how the outcomes of the
midterm elections will impact the Legislature’s dynamic, as well as
sharing WSMA’s 2023 priority fiscal and policy legislative agenda and
broader legislative landscape.
Important Dates to Keep in Mind
Jan. 9: First day of 2023 legislative session
Feb. 3: 2023 WSMA Legislative Summit at the Capitol –
April 23: Last day of the regular session
Meet WSMA's Team in Olympia
The WSMA has an experienced, dedicated team in Olympia that works every
day to educate lawmakers and other state officials on physicians'
Visit the WSMA staff page to meet our government affairs and policy
staff and find their contact information. If you have any questions about our legislative and regulatory
advocacy, contact staff directly, or contact the WSMA Olympia office at
360.352.4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.