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2019 WAPA Lobby Day

February 5, 2019 (Tuesday)
Please save this date and plan to join your fellow PA colleagues for a day on the hill.
Talk with legislators about issues important to our profession and our patients.
Columbia Room, Legislative Building - 8:30 am start time
Olympia, Washington

Ohio Academy of Physician Assistants AAPA Resolution for 2018 AAPA HOD

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revise rule to ease preceptors administrative burden.
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Congress passes legislation to allow PAs as Hospice Attending Physician
Click here for AAPA article


Dear Physician Assistant Colleagues,

This is a call to action to all Physician Assistants and supporters in Washington State. During this year’s short legislative session, a bill is being discussed that would have negative ramifications on our profession and the healthcare community as a whole.

HB 2262/SB 6015: Concerning actions for wrongful injury or death.

This legislation focuses on economic compensation for financially dependent family members affected by wrongful death cases. The sensitive nature of this subject is without question: a delicate balance must be maintained when addressing the tragedy of wrongful death while also preserving justice.

As well-meaning as this bill may be, the repercussions it will have on our profession will be devastating. This legislation would change current Washington State law by adding ambiguous and vague language that would result in imbalanced and potentially exploitative actions being taken against local governments; uproot previously-enacted liability reforms that create stability to the medical malpractice insurance market; and grant damages retroactively without limit; among other potentially maleficent aftermath. HB 2262 essentially eliminates evidence-based legal precedence used to determine compensation in a just and equitable manner.

Implore your legislators to VOTE NO ON HB 2262/SB 6015!

Find your district and legislators here:

District Finder

For more information:

Statement from Liability Reform Coalition

In Solidarity,
Constance D. Huynh, PA-C, MPH
WAPA President


Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship in Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Washington
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Opioid Prescribing: ESHB 1427 Implementation

Meetings and dates between November 2017 to March 2018

Dear Physician Assistant Colleagues,

This is a call to action to all Physician Assistants and supporters in Washington State. During this year’s short legislative session, a bill is being discussed that would have negative ramifications on our profession and the healthcare community as a whole.

HB 2262/SB 6015: Concerning actions for wrongful injury or death.

This legislation focuses on economic compensation for financially dependent family members affected by wrongful death cases. The sensitive nature of this subject is without question: a delicate balance must be maintained when addressing the tragedy of wrongful death while also preserving justice.

As well-meaning as this bill may be, the repercussions it will have on our profession will be devastating. This legislation would change current Washington State law by adding ambiguous and vague language that would result in imbalanced and potentially exploitative actions being taken against local governments; uproot previously-enacted liability reforms that create stability to the medical malpractice insurance market; and grant damages retroactively without limit; among other potentially maleficent aftermath. HB 2262 essentially eliminates evidence-based legal precedence used to determine compensation in a just and equitable manner.

Implore your legislators to VOTE NO ON HB 2262/SB 6015!

Find your district and legislators here:

District Finder

For more information:

Statement from Liability Reform Coalition

In Solidarity,
Constance D. Huynh, PA-C, MPH
WAPA President


WAPA Election Results for July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Thank you for voting.
President Elect: Eileen Ravella
2 Year AAPA Delegate: Leanne Brink
1 Year AAPA Delegates: Don Coerver, Anju Jain, Terry Kinney
Region 2 director: Randall Kelly
Region 4 director: Laura Wendzich
Region 6 director: Betty Stewart


Notification of CR-102 filing and public hearing regarding ordering restraint and seclusion in psychiatric hospitals-Tuesday, October 28, 2015: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Suicide Prevention Workshop –August 19, 2015 in Vancouver WA
 

10/22/14: MQAC Update on Suicide Prevention training for Physician Assistants

Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2315
Public Notification and Meeting Announcement | CR-101 for Suicide Prevention
Preproposal Statement of Inquiry: CR-101


Redesign of the System's Practitioner User Interface:

The practitioner user interface for Prescription Review is changing. Prescription Review is the online system you access to query patient histories for controlled substances in Washington. The changes to the system are designed to make it more intuitive to use and navigate, to provide for a more enjoyable user experience, and to give the system an overall updated and contemporary look and feel.

Before the new user interface is released we are giving you the opportunity to review the changes through online tutorial videos that are posted online at www.doh.wa.gov/pmp under the Education Videos page. This will allow you to become familiar with the interface first. Before the interface release we'll provide an additional email reminder before the release date which is August 25, 2014.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Sincerely,

DOH Prescription Review Team
360.236.4806
[email protected]
(08/21/14)


Prescription Monitoring Program Upgrades

Including Changing Reporting Format to ASAP 4.2: Read


Washington Professional Fee Schedule Update

Premera Policy Change: Read


Forbes Magazine article on Best and Worst Master's Degrees

PA tied for first place with computer science!
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MQAC Letter on Practice Plans

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