How We Advocate for You in Olympia
Government Affairs and Policy staff are on the ground in Olympia every day advocating on behalf of physicians,
patients, and the practice environment in Washington state. In this
13-minute video, WSMA Director of Policy Jeb Shepard explains what that
advocacy looks like in real terms—how we determine the priority issues
where we focus our advocacy, how those priorities translate into
legislative and regulatory policy, what a typical year cycle looks like
for our state government’s policymaking bodies, and more.
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 email@example.com.
WSMA Member Support Available
Do you have questions about how changes from the state legislative session
will apply to your practice? Are you frustrated by administrative burden
or a particular state or federal regulation? The WSMA Policy Department is
here to help. As a WSMA member, you have access to policy experts who can
assist with your questions and provide information on the latest health
care policies and proposals. Your questions and feedback help us shape our
policy agenda in partnership with the House of Delegates, our legislative
team, and state and federal agencies, and may lead to direct WSMA-led
action before the state to address issues facing physicians.
We need to hear from you! Reach out to us with your questions and ideas at