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"As a member, you can help support the WSMA's efforts at the Legislative Summit each year." - Glen Carlson, MD, Harrison Medical Center

Legislative Summit

The 2024 WSMA Legislative Summit will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the state Capitol building in Olympia. Registration is open! The event is free for WSMA members.

The Summit gives Washington's physicians, physician assistants, and medical students an opportunity to amplify WSMA’s advocacy message with state legislators.

About the Legislative Summit

The event will feature updates from health care policy leaders, a presentation on WSMA’s legislative agenda, and optional meetings with your district legislators.

We know your time is valuable: We’ll provide breakfast and lunch and handle scheduling your (optional) personal meetings with your state legislative delegation.

The 2024 state legislative session will be considered a “short” session, meaning legislators will have just 60 days to pass bills into law and make tweaks to the state budget. We appreciate your interest in joining us in Olympia to help advocate for WSMA’s legislative priorities (subject to change), including:

    • Securing across-the-board Medicaid rate increases.
    • Defending against inappropriate scope of practice expansions.
    • Supporting health care workforce by increasing pipeline investments and promoting retention of existing workforce.

If you have any questions or are interested in receiving updates on legislative and regulatory activities, email Chelsea Thumberg at to receive our Outreach and Advocacy Report, sent weekly during the legislative session and biweekly in the interim.

Event agenda

  • Overview of WSMA’s 2024 legislative agenda
  • Keynote speakers (to be announced)
  • Presentation on WSMA’s top-priority policy and fiscal issues
  • Advocacy 101 – How you can be an effective physician advocate
  • Group photos – Bring your white coat!
  • Optional meetings with your legislative delegation


The WSMA may have a photographer or videographer on-site at this event to gather imagery for use by the WSMA in its communications materials and channels, as well as for media outreach. These images will be the property of the WSMA, and the WSMA will not sell or otherwise market event imagery. If you have any questions regarding imagery taken at a WSMA event, please contact Milana McLead at

Corporate Partners

The WSMA wishes to thank the following corporate partners for their generous contribution. Learn more about becoming a partner.

Exclusive Premier Partner

Founded in 1981 under the auspices of the WSMA, Physicians Insurance is the Northwest's leading medical professional liability insurance company, physician-owned and exclusively endorsed to this day by the WSMA. For over 30 years, Physicians Insurance has remained the stable, committed and local insurer for physicians, clinics, facilities and hospitals, providing risk-management consulting, continuing medical education and claims administration services to more than 7,000 members in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.


The Everett Clinic and The Polyclinic are part of Optum. Together, we’re building an integrated care model to offer personalized care with both on-site and virtual care options. We remain clinician-led, committed to our communities with more than 100 years of partnership, and dedicated to helping people live healthier lives.


The UW Psychiatry Consultation Line connects health professionals throughout Washington with UW psychiatrists who can provide clinical advice about adult patients with mental health or substance use disorders. The service is fast, free, and on demand. A UW psychiatrist is just a phone call away! Funded by the state of Washington.
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