2020 Legislative Session Summary

Washington's legislative session adjourned on March 12, 2020. Read a summary of issues from this session that could affect you, your patients, and your practice.
This year, Washington state’s 60-day legislative session adjourned, on time, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Occurring in even-numbered years, 60-day sessions are the second half of the biennium, designed to supplement the odd-year, 105-day session. While this was a short session, there was no scarcity of bills, and the final days of the session saw legislators working to quickly address the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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

Issues Summarized

  • Dental Therapists
  • Provider Credentialing
  • Health Care Cost Transparency Board
  • AIDS Education & Training 
  • Access to Baby & Childhood Dentistry Program 
  • Telemedicine Training
  • B&O Tax Increase
  • Job Title Reporting 
  • Paid Family & Medical Leave 
  • Budget Highlights

2020 WSDA Legislative Summary

Stay Informed 

Sign up for WSDA’s text message-based action alert system. Signing up will enable you to receive updates on your phone at the moment action is most necessary on critical dental issues. By clicking a link in a text message, you will be able to contact legislators about dental issues by email, phone, and various social media platforms. 

To sign up, text “WSDA” to “52886” 

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.


Please direct any questions to Director of Government Affairs Emily Lovell at or Government Affairs Manager Sophie Doumit at