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WSMA is the lead physician voice on medical and health matters in the state.

Advocacy

The WSMA is a respected and powerful voice for the medical profession. We represent you and your patients before the Washington State Legislature, federal and state agencies, health plans, licensing boards, the judicial branch, and more. Learn more about how we advocate for you and how you can help support this important work.

In this section you will find:


Take Action

The voices of individual physicians and physician assistants are crucial in informing the decisions made at the state and federal levels. Take Action


Legislative & Regulatory

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

Legislative Activities

Post-2023 legislative session and WSMA’s legislative agenda video update. Legislative Activities

2023 Regulatory Priorities

Rules we’re monitoring that impact the house of medicine. 2023 Regulatory Priorities

How We Advocate for You in Olympia

How the WSMA chooses its priority advocacy issues. How We Advocate for You in Olympia

WSMA Legislative Report

A legislative wrap-up report published each year after the state legislative session adjourns. WSMA Legislative Report (WSMA members only—sign-in required)

New Laws Impacting Practice Management

New policies that may impact your practice operations. New Laws Impacting Practice Management

Understanding the Regulatory Process

Why physician involvement in rulemaking is critical. Understanding the Regulatory Process


Physician Advocacy

Resources to help you participate in a legislative session. Physician Advocacy

Scheduling a Meeting

Meeting directly with your legislator is the gold standard. Here's how. Scheduling a Meeting

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Understanding the legislative process. How a Bill Becomes a Law

How to Get Involved in Advocacy

How to help amplify our message year-round. How to Get Involved in Advocacy

WSMA Social Media Ambassador Program

Help amplify WSMA’s priority messaging. WSMA Social Media Ambassador Program


WAMPAC

Campaigns are more important than ever—and so is your support for WAMPAC. WAMPAC

Give to WAMPAC

Your modest contribution today will help WAMPAC stay relevant, giving us the resources we need to advocate on your behalf, strengthen the profession, and improve patient care throughout Washington state. Give to WAMPAC

WAMPAC Legislator Report Card

Showing how state legislators voted on WSMA's priority bills. WAMPAC Legislator Report Card (WSMA members only—sign-in required)


The WSMA advocates for physicians in the court system by ensuring a physician-centric perspective is considered during litigation. Legal


Medicare Payment Reform

Diverting the Medicare physician payment system away from its current unsustainable path and steering it instead toward physician practice sustainability will protect patient access to quality, evidence-based care while easing administrative burdens. Medicare Payment Reform


Health Care Cost Transparency

Washington's health care cost transparency board was created in 2020 to help reduce the growth in the health care costs statewide. Learn more about the board on this page. Health Care Cost Transparency


Health Care Reform

Our guiding principles for addressing reform as we work to influence the changes coming to health care. Health Care Reform

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