Yakima County Medical Society SPRING SOCIAL

All physicians, physician assistants, and guests are invited to join us at the YCMS Spring Social at Hop Nation Brewery. This is a fun local venue, where the food and drink are great. We will be providing appetizers, or you can order a full meal. In addition to mingling, Trivia Quiz begins at 7pm — match your wits against the room! Trivia teams are more successful with a mix of ages and interests.

We are celebrating HB 1049 “Concerning Healthcare Provider And Healthcare Facility Whistleblower Protections”, which was signed into law on April 19, 2019 by Governor Jay Inslee. This was largely the result of YCMS advocacy over several years. Remarkably, it passed unanimously in both houses of the Washington state legislature, indicating the high degree of concern that our legislators have for integrity in healthcare.

When:       Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:      Hop Nation Brewing Company, 31 N 1st Ave, Yakima

                 You can park on either the west side of the building (First Avenue) or turn off Yakima Ave into

                 the old Track 29 driveway and park on the east side.

RSVP (not required, but helpful): renee.meyocks@ycms.org

Physician Whistleblower Protection Bill 

in the 2019 WA State Legislative Session

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

Gov. Inslee signs Substitute House Bill No. 1049, April 19, 2019. Relating to health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections. Primary Sponsor: Representative Nicole Macri

The Washington Legislature has an excellent website where you can read the complete text of the bill. Use 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019LDCScholarship