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Please Have Your Voice Heard

Resolutions for the 2021 WSMA HOD have been submitted.  
WSMA has posted the resolutions to their website along with a bylaws proposal that would significantly alter their governance, and would impact all medical societies throughout the state by reducing their voting delegate numbers by one-half (50%). That would mean KCMS lose 27 seats in the HOD.
Please, use the links below to weigh in via the WSMA virtual reference committee to ensure your voice is heard. These online forums are designed to give physicians a voice in state policymaking. 
You can comment with the link for Reference Committee B (professional and internal affairs) and/or Reference Committee C (health care economics/reform). 
Please note, you will need to sign in to the WSMA site to read the resolutions.
WSMA Virtual Reference Committee

WSMA Bylaw Change 
&
How It Will Impact State Medical Societies


MEMBERS (Retired and Active), please consider joining us VIRTUALLY for the WSMA CONFERENCE,  September 25 & 26th, 2021. 
KCMS needs to have a full contingency of KCMS Delegates at the VIRTUAL WSMA meeting on Sunday, September 26th to vote down this bylaw change.
Won't you join us? Please, RSVP to Salem at sadisu@kcmsociety.org
WSMA Bylaw Changes

The Washington Medical Commission

~ In case you missed their latest updates ~
Sunrise Reviews ~ Due October 2nd, 2021 
WA Department of Health
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Draft Anesthesiologist Assistant Sunrise
The WA State DOH is sharing a draft sunrise review for public comment.
Comments due October 2, 2021. 
The proposal under review would regulate a new health profession WA, licensed anesthesiologist assistant, to assess whether it meets the sunrise criteria in RCW 18.120.010 for creating a new health profession. The applicant group for this proposal is the WA State Society of Anesthesiologists.
Please email your comments on the draft report/recommendations to anesthesiology-sunrise@doh.wa.gov. Here is the draft report and the appendix:
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Draft Midwifery Sunrise

The WA State DOH is sharing a draft sunrise review for public comment.
Comments due on October 2, 2021.
The proposal under review would increase the midwifery scope of practice to add “limited prescription authority for contraception and medications and therapies for various common conditions in pregnancy and postpartum, for those with appropriate training” and assess whether it meets the sunrise criteria in RCW 18.120.010 for expanding a regulated health profession’s scope of practice. The applicant group for this proposal is the Midwives Association of Washington.
The department is accepting public comments on this draft report to the legislature. Please email your comments on the draft report/recommendations to mwsunrise@doh.wa.gov.   Here are the draft report and appendix:

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Draft Optometry Scope of Practice Sunrise

The WA State DOH is sharing a draft sunrise review for public comment.
Comments due on October 2, 2021.
The proposal under review would increase the optometrist scope of practice to assess whether it meets the sunrise criteria in RCW 18.120.010 for expanding a regulated health profession’s scope of practice. The proposed changes include expanding the medications optometrists prescribe and therapeutic procedures they perform consistent with national standards. The applicant group for this proposal is the Optometric Physicians of Washington.
The department is accepting public comments on this draft report to the legislature. Please email your comments on the draft report/recommendations to optom-sunrise@doh.wa.gov.Here are the draft report and appendix:

Upcoming Delegate Council Meeting

Please join us for our next Delegate Council meeting
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021  @ 6 p.m.
We will be reviewing resolutions to be presented, and voted on, at the WSMA HOD meeting.

For Zoom call-in details, please contact Salem Adisu at sadisu@kcmsociety.org

   Register Today


Health & Housing Policy

October 5th, 2021

5:30-7:00 pm. 

Join Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility's Economic Inequity & Health Task Force for a special virtual event exploring the intersections of health, the housing affordability crisis, homelessness, and advocacy.
The event will include a panel of leaders, including:
Rep. Nicole Macri: Housing justice champion and State Representative for the 43rd legislative district.
Richard Waters, MD, MSc: Family and addiction medicine physician in Seattle, and site medical director for Neighborcare Health's Housing & Street Outreach Programs.
Seema Clifasefi, Ph.D., MSW: Associate professor of psychology and co-director of the Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center in the Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UW-Harborview Medical Center
Sarah Newman, CNA: Certified Nursing Assistant and homelessness advocate with lived experience navigating the health impacts of homelessness in WA.
Register for PSR Event

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