Washington State Healthcare News:

April 3, 2020 | Liability memo to Governor Inslee, Attorney General's office and the Department of HealthLiability Memo
HCA administrative code changeshttps://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAHCA/bulletins/2854d25

PAs available to work: Available to Work  WAPA is looking for PAs who are available and willing to step up and work in a hospital setting in their county or one nearby.

COVID-19: Emergency Health Care Response Volunteer Requests by State: https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/state/covid-19-emergency-health-care-response-volunteer-requests-by-state

May 22, 2020 Executive Order by Gov. Inslee suspending delegation agreements (DA) for 30 daysProclamation on DAs EXTENDED TO June 21, 2020

May 23, 2020 President's Message


As we approach Memorial Day, let us take a moment to remember all those who have died during this pandemic. Politics aside, it is a tragedy to lose so many family members, friends and colleagues to an invisible and virulent enemy. On behalf of the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants, we stand in solidarity with those who have fought the brave fight and grieve with you. 

We honor our PA colleagues who have served and are serving in the military.  I grew up in a military family and as an Air Force "brat "we supported my father's career by moving 14 times by the time I graduated from high school. We honor wives, husbands, sons and daughters who have made the sacrifice of a "normal" life by supporting their family's mission.

Going forward, we are preparing another legislative year. I encourage all PAs to look to your local elections and find a candidate who will support Optimal Team Practice (OTP).  Contact a candidate and interview him or her about their healthcare policy and make a contribution so we can garner support in the next session. This has to be an individual decision. WAPA cannot support individual candidates, but you can. Lay the groundwork now for our future.

Thank you for all you do for your patients during these trying times. And thank you for representing our profession well.


WAPA's 2020 Spring Conference was a Virtual Meeting via ZOOM   April 25-29, 2020 | 28.5 hours of Category I CME

Did you miss it? We recorded each lecture.
You can purchase recorded lectures. Recorded lectures require a post-test for CME. Once the post-test is filled out, a certificate of completion will be emailed to you. You must view each talk and fill out the post-test before March 12, 2021. The Live ZOOM lectures were recorded and have been approved for 28.5 category I CME hours.

*Recorded lectures will be available May 29, 2020.

Faculty and Schedule: Lectures and Titles

Register Today: 2020 Spring ZOOM Registration

Registration for the LIVE Zoom meeting closed on Saturday, April 25, 2020
Recorded talks will be available to purchase until March 15, 2021. You can apply for your 28.5 hours of CME by viewing all of the lectures and completing your post-test by March 22, 2021.

Questions? Please email WAPA at: [email protected] 



January 1, 2019

State of Washington | Health Care Authority Letter: Clarification on health home.pdf
AAPA HR 105 and HCA Update: AAPA HR 1052 and HCA Update.pdf

December 13, 2019 | President's Message
PA Bill 5411 Revised Dec 13 2019 President's Message.pdf

December 2, 2019 | President's Message
You Matter! You Matter.pdf

NEW: PA Supervision Video: 

YouTube Videos on PA Bill
Short Clip (57 seconds):https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X_z2iyA8mFg

Detailed PA Bill Info (2 minutes and 20 seconds): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1HidYIDdRp4


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WAPA Membership

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.

WAPA Membership Categories

Fellow: A PA who is a member of AAPA (For WAPA elections, votes for WAPA & AAPA positions) $150.00 /year

Colleague: A PA who is not a member of AAPA (For WAPA elections, votes for WAPA officers only) $150.00/year

Sustaining: A retired PA, Active duty PA or a PA employed by a federal agency (i.e. the VA or Madigan) $95.00/year

Out of State: A PA who is not residing or working in Washington state. $95.00/year

Student: A student in a PA training program. Student memberships are $60.00 for 2 years.

Affiliate: A non-physician assistant (MD, DO, ND). $95.00/year

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