Legislative session is now underway

January 10, 2018

It’s a short session, but WSHA still has a strong agenda for advancing health care. WSHA is already testifying on legislation this week, including two bills related to opioids. We made good legislative progress on opioids last year, and the Department of Health is working hard to implement the new law. The joint WSHA-WSMA task force is also working to reduce addiction while still helping patients manage their pain and healing. WSHA will be testifying about our concerns about HB 2272 and HB 2325, which would put medical practice into law via strict pill limits and the mandate to check drug databases for all patients. Strict controls are well-intentioned but too inflexible to meet the differing needs of patients. Read more from Inside Olympia. (Chris Bandoli)



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