Governor Issues Proclamation on Non-urgent Procedures

May 20, 2020

On Monday, Governor Inslee issued a proclamation allowing resumption of non-urgent procedures. WSHA is pleased with the direction provided in this proclamation, which recognizes and relies on the expertise of a wide range of health care community leaders in determining level of procedures that can be performed. WSHA chair-elect Bill Robertson, CEO of MultiCare Health System and Sally Watkins, Executive Director of Washington State Nurses Association, led this work and WSHA expresses its deep appreciation to them for their leadership.

The proclamation allows medical, dental and dental specialty facilities, practices and practitioners in Washington State to provide non-urgent health care and dental services, procedures and surgeries provided they act in good faith and with reasonable clinical judgment to meet and follow the procedures and criteria in the proclamation. (Chelene Whiteaker,


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