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Thursday
Mar222012

Bill Ending Antitrust Exemption For Insurance Companies Passes House

On Thursday, the "Help Efficient, Acessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of of 2011 passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives. The primary intent of the HEALTH Act is medical tort reform but one ammendment would modify the McCarran-Ferguson act which provides helath insurance companies an exemption from federal ant-trust laws. Under current law, dentists and other health care providers fall under the jurisdiction of anti-trust law but health insurance companies do not. Passage of the HEALTH Act would directly impacted dental insurance providers in Washington state.

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Tuesday
Mar202012

2012 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATIONS

2011 Citizen of the year, Dr. Mike Karr, and his wife, Cheryl
 

Each year the WSDA requests nominations for its most prestigious award, the Citizen of the Year. The WSDA is looking for those members who have displayed exemplary service to the community through civic activities. This may include service with organizations, schools, non-salaried government positions or church sponsored community activities. Volunteer work does not have to be dental related.   

The award is presented at the Citizen of the Year banquet held during the annual House of Delegates meeting in September. This year the banquet will be held on September 14th in Walla Walla. Last year’s winner was Dr. Mike Karr, recognized for his tireless work in Haiti, Tanzania/Uganda, the Philippines, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Nominations may be made by an individual member of the WSDA, a component dental society, or staff of a WSDA member dentist. The deadline for nominations is April 26.

To submit your nomination, please click here to complete the form

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Friday
Mar162012

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Interested in running for elected office in the WSDA? Here’s what you need to know:


Dr. Douglas Walsh, Immediate Past President of the WSDA and Chair, Task force on Nominations, has put out a call for recommendations for elected positions within the Association. Submission deadline is June 21, 2012.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

THERE'S AN APP (COMING SOON) FOR THAT! 

We are excited to announce the development of a 2012 PNDC mobile application! Available in mid-April, attendees will be able to download the application on their smart phones and iPads to build schedules, browse exhibitors, join a scavenger hunt, and much more. Stay tuned!