The following letter was sent to all four caucuses this past week regarding the WSDA's policy on corporate ownership of dental practices. The same letter was sent to all four caucus leaders. The WSDA sent the letter at the recommendation of Brad Boswell and Vicki Christophersen, who want to ensure that all legislators are aware of our position on this issue well in advance of the legislative session. We will be following up with individual communications between key legislators and our lobbyists and grassroots dentists.
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DentPAC would like to thank all of those who contributed to, and attended, the grassroots fundraiser for State Senator Andy Hill (R-Redmond).
Now that your general election ballot has arrived in your mailbox, you may have noticed that there is an advisory vote related to dentistry called Advisory Vote 5. Advisory votes are now required to be on your ballot because of the passage of Initiative 960 in 2007. These votes are non-binding and do not change state law.
Dental Action Day (DAD) 2014 will be held on Friday, January 31st in Olympia. Decisions made this legislative session could result in fundamental changes to how dental care is delivered.