King County Medical society updates

Updates on the Washington Medical Commission Licence Fee Increase 

The Washington Medical Commission (WMC), formerly known as MQAC, has increased the Medical License Renewal fees to a level that takes Washington to the highest medical renewal fee in the nation. Despite King County Medical Society's best efforts to argue against it, the WMC is increasing your fees. This is not acceptable. 

After months of trying to work with WMC to no avail, the KCMS Board of Trustees voted to formally request a compliance audit of the WMC. Many more details to come, but KCMS is NOT done advocating for you.

Thank You to Our Delegates!

We had a great WSMA Annual Meeting thanks to all the hard work of our delegates and trustees. We couldn't do it without you! 
Our Resolution Activity:
1) Permanent ban on e-cigarettes - ADOPTED and moving on to the AMA
2) Improving input and Access to WIIS; Funding to complete the WIIS for adults - ADOPTED
3) Amendment to the B&O tax for physicians - ADOPTED
4) Pharmacy vaccination records (vaccination information shared  with the primary care provider mandate) - ADOPTED
5) Medication prior authorization - REFERRED
6) Advancing gender equity in medicine - REFERRED
7) Development of firearm safety bureau - Substitution ADOPTED
8) The requirement to wear helmets on e-scooters - ADOPTED
Please consider serving as a King County Medical Society delegate in 2020. We believe you will thoroughly enjoy the experience. For more information please contact Nancy L. Belcher at  

Upcoming CME Opportunity

The University of Kansas Medical Center invites all healthcare professionals (physicians, physicians in training, fellows, RNs, NPs, PAs, etc) in the greater Seattle area to attend a Movement Disorder Review Course on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Bellevue. This course provides 6.0 hours of Category I CME. For more information and to register online, CLICK HERE

You can also mail in a check payable to KUMC, fax or email your registration form with your credit card information or call 913-588-7159 to register by phone.  Details are included in the brochure.
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