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WSHA Releases Regulatory Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. Members will find a comprehensive view of state rulemaking activities that affect them. This month, the team is highlighting: Single Bed Certification Psychiatric Per Diem Rates PQAC Guidance on Access to Drugs Stored Outside the Pharmacy AGO Opinion on Collaborative Drug Therapy... Read More >>

L&I Webinars for Employers on Workers’ Rights and Overtime Pay

The Department of Labor & Industries announced new webinars for employers regarding workers’ rights and overtime pay. The workers’ rights webinars will educate employers about the rights of their employees and provide helpful resources to assist them in complying with the provisions of employment law under L&I’s jurisdiction. The overtime pay webinars will provide information... Read More >>

WSHA is shipping 150,000 needed N95 masks to Washington hospitals

Last week, WSHA purchased 150,000 badly needed N95 masks and began shipping them to 42 hospitals and health systems across Washington.... Read More >>

January webinar focuses on behavioral health impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a large psychological toll on our state—and on all of us. The January 2021 WSHA Behavioral Health Learning Series webinar will address the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19 on patients and health care workers. ... Read More >>

Provider alert issued regarding increased concern of suicide risk in youth during COVID-19

The Washington State Department of Health recently released a provider alert regarding suicide risk in youth during COVID-19.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/31/2020

Recent member news from the Dec. 31, 2020 edition of the Weekly Report newsletter.... Read More >>

WSHA ships 150,000 needed N95 masks to Washington hospitals

The association plans to send masks to hospitals and health systems with the greatest need across the state.... Read More >>

Governor Inslee Releases His 2021-23 Operating Budget – New Revenue Used to Balance the Budget

The governor balanced the budget by maximizing savings, using some reserves, narrowing the “bad debt” tax loophole and introducing new revenue.... Read More >>

An Answer to PPE Shortages and High Prices: Washington Healthcare Community Bands Together to Buy Quality PPE as a Group

A unique Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Purchasing Co-Op has so far helped 675 healthcare organizations of all types and sizes across Washington state, purchase necessary PPE to keep offices and clinics open, and ensure the safety of patients and staff safe... Read More >>

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Washington

We are all so excited that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is starting to arrive! There remains a lot of uncertainty about when vaccine will arrive, how much will come and where each Washingtonian will fall in the state-directed tiers. I will share with you what we know right now.... Read More >>

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