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Physicians view legislative and regulatory advocacy as an essential role for the WSMA. And the WSMA delivers.

Legislative & Regulatory

One of the strongest ways your WSMA represents the profession of medicine is with our legislative and regulatory advocacy, both at the state and federal levels.

Interim Advocacy Council Meeting Held August 16

Sean Graham and Alex Wehinger of WSMA's government affairs team hosted an Advocacy Council meeting on August 16 to review how the results of WSMA’s annual advocacy survey will inform our draft 2023 legislative agenda, as well as sharing notes from the campaign trail ahead of the midterm elections in November

WSMA Legislative Report

The WSMA publishes a legislative wrap-up report each year after the state legislative session adjourns. The report includes a summary of policy outcomes, a look a new laws impacting practice management, and during presidential and midterm election years, the WAMPAC Legislator Report Card. The report is mailed to all members.

Visit the WSMA Legislative Report page (members-only; sign-in required) for archived copies of the report.

Breaking News

For news and information on WSMA's legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of physicians, patients, and the profession, visit and bookmark the online WSMA Advocacy Report today.

Doctors Making a Difference

In this video series, watch physicians and other friends of medicine testifying before Washington state lawmakers on issues impacting patients, physicians, and the profession. View our Doctors Making a Difference videos.

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' priorities. 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

WSMA Member Support Available

Do you have questions about how changes from the 2020 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.

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