Physician Whistleblower Protection Bill 

in the 2019 – 2020 WA State Legislative Session

For a complete discussion of YCMS advocacy for the medical profession, see

This year‘s legislative session opens on January 14. Our whistleblower protection bill is HB 1049; always refer to the bill number.

The Washington Legislature has an excellent website for tracking bills as they move through the legislative process. You can read the complete text of the bill, follow the schedule and results of committee hearings, and submit your documents to committees or individual legislators. The website is updated daily. Use this link:

You can attend the 2019 WSMA Legislative Summit is scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Capitol in Olympia. Free for WSMA members.

Snowshoeing Trip Hosted by Mentorship Program

Join the mentorship program for a fun day of snowshoeing by White Pass! Those who would like can also stop by Bron Yr Aur brewing for beer and pizza on the way home.

We will be hiking on the maintenance shed road, just west of the White Pass Ski area. Trail details and driving directions are available from the Washington Trails Association.

Rental snow shoes are avaialble from the White Pass Nordic Center (don’t buy a pass!) and Sporthause in Yakima.

White Pass- $15

Sporthaus- $20

Parking can be limited, please carpool if possible. Please direct questions to

View details and RSVP at this link:

Every year in May, WSMA puts on an excellent Leadership Development Conference in Chelan.

There are scholarship opportunities for physicians new to practice who want to explore organized medicine. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 28.

The link to the scholarship application is: