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Participate in the interstate medical licensure compact: Support Senate Bill 6228

On Tuesday, the Senate Health Care Committee will hold a public hearing for Senate Bill 6228. The bill seeks to have Washington State participate in a multi-state compact that would streamline physician licensure and make it easier for doctors to practice in multiple states. ... Read More >>

Oppose extended stay recovery centers: Oppose Senate Bill 5453

Senate Bill 5453 proposes to allow ambulatory surgical facilities to add “recovery care centers” that would care for post-surgical patients for an extended 48 hours after surgery, in addition to the currently permitted time of 23 hours and 59 minutes. This is a slightly modified version from last year’s bill, also opposed by WSHA.... Read More >>

Oppose unnecessary regulations of public hospital districts: Oppose Senate Bills 6021, 6037 and 6312

The Senate Government Operations & Security Committee held a public hearing on Monday regarding three bills that impose unnecessary restrictions on public hospital districts. WSHA and AWPHD strongly oppose these bills, which place unnecessary restrictions on public hospital districts.... Read More >>

WSHA Legislative Testimony: January 18-22

A summary of the bills WSHA will testify on from Jan. 19-22.... Read More >>

Thank you for last week, January 11-15!

We are very thankful for everyone who came down to testify! Your testimony is essential for helping legislators and the public to understand the real impact of proposed legislation. The following people testified last week: • Laurene Burton, EvergreenHealth • Ty Heim, EvergreenHealt... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins explores physician and hospital reimbursement

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has released a new white paper that examines the past, present and future of physician and hospital reimbursement. It also provides analysis on how this is likely to impact physician staffing and recruitment.... Read More >>

Take the Pharmacy Commission’s customer satisfaction survey

The Pharmacy Commission wants to hear from you. The commission is seeking feedback from license holders regarding the pharmacy license inspection process through its online customer satisfaction survey, which is voluntary and anonymous.... Read More >>

Session: Off and running

The legislative session started on Monday, and if anyone had any lingering holiday dust, it’s been shaken off now. New committee chairs are in place and committee hearings have begun. After last year’s record-breaking long session, one of the hot topics is whether this year’s session will end on time. Everyone may be agreed on that intention, but the legislature has significant challenges ahead — especially around the McCleary decision on school funding and Initiative 1366.... Read More >>

PeaceHealth names new CMO

PeaceHealth has named Dr. Mark Adams its new chief medical officer. Dr. Adams currently serves as community chief medical officer for CHI Franciscan Health, where he also served as chief medical officer and vice president for medical affairs.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 1/14/16

Recent member news from the Jan. 14, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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