SB 6126 and HB 2226, the dental practitioner bills supported by the Kellogg Foundation and the Children’s Alliance, are now dead. HB 2226 died in the House Health Committee two weeks ago and SB 6126 will not pass out of the Senate Rules Committee. The WSDA appreciates our members' strong efforts and we're especially thankful for the leadership from the Board, committees, grassroots advocates and lobbyists. If you have received positive responses from your local legislators on WSDA’s position, please send them a thank you for supporting our concerns about patient safety and our continuing efforts to reduce barriers to oral health care.
We must continue to build our influence in Olympia. This year several dentists joined the grassroots advocacy program for the first time, but we still need more support from the dental profession. If you are not a member of the grassroots program, take a moment to join the campaign and be ready to work with your local legislators to protect patients and the profession. To sign up for the grassroots program, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you for your advocacy and continued action on behalf of the WSDA.