As the epicenter of the US COVID-19 outbreak, the world is watching our region and waiting for examples and protocols of how to contain the virus' spread. Our King County doctors are working overtime and taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of patients, themselves, and the greater community.
It is the King County Medical Society's responsibility to respond appropriately and proactively to this crisis by providing information, support, advocacy, and resources to our healthcare providers.
Within this ever-changing landscape, we are all forced to be more agile. We are asking you to consider providing input, volunteering if you've had to close your practice, provide unused PPE, or make suggestions of what we can do for you. This is a dense eblast, but there is MUCH information to share.
Today Governor Inslee signed SB 5385 (below), which is an important step for telemedicine parity, but we can't wait for the January 2021 start date. We need parity put in place today in order to properly triage patients and make sure doctors are fairly compensated. Stay tuned...
Thank you for all you do! You are greatly appreciated.
Nancy L. Belcher, Ph.D., MPA
CEO, King County Medical Society