Fall 2016 Board Meeting – Davenport Hotel, Spokane WA - Leadership
L-R: Dale Robertson, PA-C, John Alvitre, PA-C and WAPA Veteran Chair and Terry Scott, PA-C - MEDEX NW Program Director - Veterans Committee
WAPA AAPA HOD Delegates in San Antonio TX L-R: Allison Warmington, John Tomchick, Phoumy Bounkeua, Linda Dale, David Wood and Monica Morrison - Membership
Gov. Jay Inslee signing SB 6445 - Advocacy
We are dedicated to the promotion of our profession and need your support for its continued growth. Each Physician Assistant in this state is important to our organization. There is strength in numbers, and we need to watch issues such as reimbursement, practice laws and work on continuing to publicize our great profession.
April 22-25, 2017
Doubletree Hotel, Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188
Online registration will be available in early January 2017
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Spring Vendor Information
2017 Spring Prospectus
Life Celebration for Kaye Kvam
Saturday, February 4, 2017
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall (3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105)
Theme: Thank you for being a friend
In lieu of flowers, The Mosley's and Kvam's ask that you donate to the WAPA Kaye Kvam Scholarship. For more information on Kaye's scholarship, contact WAPA at: email@example.com. The venue has limited seating and we want to accommodate all of Kaye's family and friends. Please RSVP if you can attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: Survey Requirement for Osteopathic PAs
Washington Health Workforce Survey
The Washington State Department of Health has rolled out a survey of osteopathic physician assistants in Washington to improve our understanding of Washington’s healthcare workforce. The Washington Health Workforce Survey will help us answer questions such as, “Are you working? Where are you working? What’s your area of specialty?” Collecting this information will help promote the surveyed professions and aid our knowledge of the healthcare workforce.
The law, under RCW 18.57A.020(5), requires osteopathic PAs to complete the Washington Health Workforce Survey. Failure to complete the survey may delay your renewal. Please take the Washington Health Workforce Survey when you renew online or from our Surveyed Professions list. Results will help promote your profession and aid our knowledge of the healthcare workforce.
We know healthcare providers are busy, so we’ve made the survey as short as possible. The majority of the questions are yes-no or multiple choice answers. This is an ongoing survey that osteopathic physicians need to complete each time they renew their credential. For more information on the goals of the survey and how we’ll use the data, see the Washington Health Workforce Survey page.
Public Education 2016
Light rail Transit PA Ads-UW and Capitol Hill
Be on the lookout for our Ad!
Running through PA Week, Oct. 6-12
09/14/16: "Breaking down state law barriers for PAs in Psychiatry. ACA expands opportunities for PAs"
Gov. Jay Inslee's Signing of SB 6445
From left to right: Rep Joe Schmick, Jeb Shepard of WSMA, Senator Randi Becker, Seth Dawson of NAMI, Governor Inslee, Dale Sanderson, PA, Ruth Peterson, Duzan Dula, PA, Kevin Black, and Kate White Tudor.
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04/01/16: Washington State Adds PAs to State's Mental Health Code
PAs in Washington State are celebrating Gov. Jay Inslee's recent signing of SB 6445 which adds PAs to 22 sections of the state's mental health code.
The bill's key changes include:
• Adding PAs to the definitions of "mental health professional" and "developmental disabilities professional,"
• Allowing PAs to be court appointed to examine and testify on behalf of certain mental health patients,
• Authorizing PAs to sign petitions for specified involuntary detentions,
• Authorizing PAs to make determinations of incapacity, and
• Adding PAs throughout the Mental Health Advance Directive form.
SB 6445 becomes effective June 8, 2016.
View photos of the signing