2019 Legislative Session Summary

The 2019 Legislative Session adjourned on Sunday, April 28. Read a summary of issues from this session that could potentially impact you, your patients, and your practice.

The 105-day legislative session adjourned Sine Die on Sunday, April 28, 2019, just before the midnight deadline. If nothing else, the 2019 session was an eventful one, with approximately 2,500 bills introduced and nearly 500 bills making it over the finish line. And, with health care being at the forefront of several policy discussions, there was no shortage of issues to track.

Members, please log in here to read WSDA’s full legislative session summary.

Highlights include:

  • Dental Therapists & Tribal DHAT Funding
  • Dental Medicaid
  • B&O Tax Increase
  • Dental Laboratories

Read the Summary

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Once you text “WSDA” to “52886,” you will be asked for your name, the zip code where you are registered to vote, and your email address. After answering those questions, you will be entered into the system and will receive a text message every time we need you to respond to an action alert. 

Also, please make sure to regularly check and the WSDA News Magazine for important updates.


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