2015 WSHA Policy/Advocacy Agenda
Thank you for your interest in WSHA’s policy and advocacy priorities for the 2015 legislative session. WSHA’s driving goal is to improve the quality and increase the access to critical health care services, and our legislative priorities reflect that.
Download now! The 2015 Legislative Summary is now available. This 28-page document contains analysis of how health care fared during the 2015 legislative session, details WSHA’s priority issues for the state budget and gives a rundown on all of WSHA and AWPHD’s priority bills. It also includes insight from our policy and advocacy leaders about the work WSHA will be doing before the 2016 session starts. The print version will start being delivered to members in the next week or two, but you don’t have to wait!
Download the Summary here.
Our top priority in both the policy and the budget arena is the same: mental health. Too many people in our state are going without the essential mental health care they need to thrive. We cannot as a state ignore this problem any longer.
- Download a PDF of the legislative priorities (February 3, 2015)
- Click here for the 2015 Legislative Priorities page with links to the issue briefs.
Letters to the Governor
Read WSHA's letters to the Governor requesting action on policy bills.
- House Bill 1625 – Provision of Drugs to Ambulance or Aid Services
- Senate Bill 5052 – Partial Veto Request – Medical Marijuana
- Senate Bill 5084 – All Payer Claims Database
- Senate Bill 5175 – Telemedicine
- Senate Bill 5460 – Pharmacy Services in Hospital Emergency Rooms and Clinics
- Senate Bill 5557 – Addressing Services Provided by Pharmacists
- Senate Bill 5577 – Pharmaceutical Waste
Learn more about the successes of WSHA's patient safety program by reading this issue brief.
Access to high-quality health care is an important part of a healthy local economy.
Click above to access a PDF on how hospitals support communities.
Legislator Contact Information by Hospital