Bills we are tracking in 2021 session of Washington State Legislature


Dr. Dave Butters

The 2021 session of the Washington State Legislature is underway, and we are monitoring issues that matter to the chiropractic profession.

Here’s a summary of the bills that we are tracking:

ESHB 1196 – Audio-only telemedicine

The bill requires

  • Reimbursement for audio-only telemedicine services
  • Expands the definition of telemedicine for purposes of hospital privileging to include audio-only telemedicine services.
  • Requires the insurance commissioner to study and make recommendations regarding Tele medicine

The bill passed the House and is now scheduled for a public hearing at 8 a.m. March 12 in the Senate Health Care Committee.

SB 5169 – Concerning provider reimbursement for personal protective equipment during the state of emergency related to COVID-19.

This bill requires health benefit plans to reimburse health care providers a set amount for personal protective equipment for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. It has been referred to House Health Care and Wellness Committee but is not yet scheduled for a hearing. We have heard from the chair that the bill will be scheduled for hearing.

ESSB 5229 – Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals.

This bill:

  • Requires the rule-making authority for each health profession to adopt rules requiring health care professionals to complete health equity education training at least once every four years.
  • Requires health equity courses to teach skills that enable a health care professional to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities, varying in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, religion, age, ability, and socioeconomic status.

This bill has been referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee and has not yet been scheduled for public hearing.

We continue to encourage all Washington state chiropractors to file complaints with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner if you experience violations of the prior authorization and/or fair pay laws or anytime you believe a patient is being inappropriately denied their chiropractic benefits. You can submit your complaint online at bit.ly/onlineOICform.There is also a printable version at bit.ly/printableOICform that you can fill out, then fax or mail. Insurance laws can be confusing so here is a little information to help you:

State laws only apply to state regulated health plans. How do you know if they are state regulated or under federal regulation?

  1. Have the patient call their insurer and ask for their “plan summary description” and that will describe the type of plan.
  2. Union bargained plans through employers are not state regulated. These are federally regulated plans known as “Taft Hartley” plans.
  3. Self-insured/self-funded plans are not state regulated. These are federal regulated plans for larger employers that can set their own benefits and rules because they are assuming and paying for all of the risk. They hire insurers to manage benefits that they structure under federal law rather than buying a plan that is sold on the Washington State market.

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner only enforces state regulated health plans. State regulated plans are those that are bought on the Washington State market by individuals and employers. The majority of health plans are state regulated.

Your financial support of the WSCT and membership in the WSCA is everything! You have and will continue to benefit from everything that we do. If you have donated recently and/or are a regular contributor to the WSCT it is appreciated, and it makes a difference. You can click here to DONATE — for either a one-time or recurring donation. Or you can mail a donation to PO Box 2163, Seattle, WA 98111.

— Dr. Dave Butters, President
Washington State Chiropractic Trust

Our priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session — and how you can help


Dr. Dave Butters

The 2021 session of the Washington State Legislature opened Jan. 11, and although it will operate remotely this year due to COVID-19, we are committed to monitoring issues that matter to the chiropractic profession.

The Legislature’s remote format presents many challenges to our efforts this year to champion pro-chiropractic legislation. There will be no face-to-face meetings with legislators on campus, no in-person hearings and no way to learn about stakeholder engagement in the normal manner, by talking to each other.

I encourage you to reach out to your legislators now. You can find your state legislator at this link: http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder. Talk to them about any issue that may be impacting your district (transportation, taxes, health care, agriculture). Tell them you are a chiropractor and ask them to please inform and discuss with you any issues that may come up during the session that might impact your profession and your patients.

Also ask your legislators about the best way to reach out to them during the legislative session-do they prefer you call them, email them, or text them? If text, get their number.

As we navigate the challenges of this remote session, we will be focusing on educating legislators about policy issues that remain our priorities as indicated in the following WSCA legislative agenda:

  1. Challenging medical physicians and Washington Medical Commission attempts to remove prohibitions on medical doctors from performing spinal manipulation.
  1. Including chiropractors into the list of providers eligible to treat adult Medicaid recipients within the already existing spinal manipulation benefit.
  1. Protecting laws already in place for patient access to chiropractic care and fair reimbursement.
  1. Making permanent chiropractic eligibility for loan repayment through the Washington Student Achievement Council (we were funded for one biennium with a promise to make this permanent).

In addition, we are working with the State Office of the Insurance Commission to address chiropractors’ complaints about insurers who have demonstrated a lack of good faith in implementing both the Fair Pay and Prior Authorization legislation.  he WSCA continues to hear a high volume of insurance complaints from members, and we will research the issues you raise and work to mitigate these negative practices on your behalf.

I encourage all Washington state chiropractors to file complaints with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner if you experience violations of the prior authorization and/or fair pay laws or anytime you believe a patient is being inappropriately denied their chiropractic benefits. You can submit your complaint online at bit.ly/onlineOICform. There is also a printable version at bit.ly/printableOICform that you can fill out, then fax or mail. Insurance laws can be confusing so here is a little information to help you:

State laws only apply to state regulated health plans. How do you know if they are state regulated or under federal regulation?

  1. Have the patient call their insurer and ask for their “plan summary description” and that will describe the type of plan.
  2. The plan must NOT be a union bargained plan through their employer. These are federally regulated plans known as “Taft Hartley” plans.
  3. The plan must NOT be a self-insured/self-funded plan. These are federal regulated plans for larger employers that are allowed to  set their own benefits and rules because they are assuming and paying for all of the risk.  They hire insurers to manage benefits that they structure under federal law rather than buying a plan that is sold on the Washington State market.

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner only enforces  state regulated health plans. State regulated plans are those that are bought on the Washington State market by individuals and employers. The majority of plans are state regulated.

During a normal year, in January we would be hosting our in-person Chiropractic Legislative Day at the state capitol – our annual opportunity to make our presence known to lawmakers in Olympia.  While that is not possible this year, we are instead planning to sponsor remote legislative information sessions with our lobbyist, Lori Grassi. Watch your email for details about these events.

Your financial support of the WSCT and membership in the WSCA is EVERYTHING! You have and will continue to benefit from EVERYTHING that we do. If you have donated recently and/or are a regular contributor to the WSCT it is appreciated, and it makes a difference. Please return your donation in the enclosed remit envelope. You can also visit www.washingtonchirotrust.org and click on the DONATE button to make either a one-time or recurring donation.

— Dr. Dave Butters, President
Washington State Chiropractic Trust

Now, more than ever, supporting your profession matters


Dr. Dave Butters

It seems hard to believe that it’s been three months since the end of the 2020 legislative session, and it’s been a while since I’ve provided an update.

I know you can all relate when I say that navigating the weekly, sometimes daily, changing directives in running a chiropractic practice during this COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and time-consuming. Most of us have been working hard to manage and mitigate our losses, which has included applying for the SBA Paycheck Protection and EIDL loans. We’ve been there for our patients who need us! If you have received a Paycheck Protection Program loan, the WSCA is preparing a video with information you need to know about PPP loan forgiveness — getting that process right is important for loan forgiveness. Watch for information coming from the WSCA.

On a positive note, good things have happened and continue to be happening on legislative and administrative fronts. I’m pleased to report that chiropractic and our patients fared well during the 2020 state legislative session. Two important bills passed – one regulating benefit managers and the other regarding prior authorization – and both were signed into law by the governor. The prior authorization law becomes effective June 11, 2020 and the benefit manager bill will be implemented on January 1, 2022. The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) has taken up our complaints against Kaiser and Aetna regarding unfair payment practices.  Thus far, as a result of OIC’s review, Kaiser has recently retroactively made additional payments to chiropractors for previously provided spinal manipulation services; we expect to hear soon in regard to E&M and other services that Kaiser has refused to reimburse chiropractors for.  We understand that OIC is still reviewing and communicating with Aetna on these same issues.

Here’s a summary of each bill passed in 2020:

2SSB 5601– Regulating Benefit Managers

Gives OIC regulatory oversight over health care benefit managers. These are entities like Evicore, Tivity, Optum and ASHN, which routinely and arbitrarily deny patients access to their chiropractic benefits with no accountability.

2SSB 5887– Prior Authorization

Provides access to up to six (6) visits of care without prior authorization for each episode to each of the following: a chiropractor, physical therapist, occupational therapist, acupuncturist, massage

2SSB 5887– Prior Authorization

therapist and speech and hearing therapists.  Importantly:  A new episode is defined as 90 days without treatment for the same condition.  The intent of the legislation is to also allow an episode of 6 visits not requiring prior authorization for treatment of a new condition not previously treated, if the patient is currently treating for a different condition.

You can see the full text of both these bills at at this link..

I understand that we’re in very challenging times (strangest in my lifetime). The reality is none of this changes the fact that we have a major election in November 2020 and there are key state House and Senate races up for election. Our continued success depends on our continued involvement in the legislative process. It’s about having friends in the state Legislature who understand and appreciate what we do as chiropractors — every day — to improve the health of our patients.  Simple as that!

I also understand that the political division in our country is probably as high as you can get on the Richter scale. Please remember that the Washington State Chiropractic Trust (WSCT) and Washington State Chiropractic Association (WSCA) function as special interest entities for Chiropractic.  We are bipartisan, we have members and contributors from both sides and in the middle. We’re about strategic positioning legislatively to win as a profession and for our patients. We have friends on both sides of the aisle.

I invite you to learn more about our legislative efforts by attending a virtual Go2Meeting, presented by WSCA lobbyist Lori Grassi.  They are organized by WSCA Legislative District – but anyone is welcome to attend any session. You can earn 1.5 CE credits by attending, but to receive the CE credits, you must register. You can register at www.chirohealth.org/events/event_list.asp

We have the following sessions coming up:

Tuesday, July 21 at  noon     Central King County

Thursday, July 23 at 10 AM   Thurston & South Pierce Counties

Thursday, July 23 at 2 PM     Chelan, Kittitas, Eastern Pierce and Eastern King Counties

Your financial support of the WSCT and membership in the WSCA is EVERYTHING! You have and will continue to benefit from EVERYTHING that we do.  If you have donated recently and/or are a regular contributor to the WSCT, it is appreciated, and it makes a difference. You can also click on the DONATE button to make either a one-time or recurring donation.And you can become a WSCA member by filling out the membership application at www.chirohealth.org/page/join_wsca.

— Dave Butters, WSCT President

 

State chiropractors gather in Olympia for annual Chiropractic Legislative Day


State chiropractors met in Olympia Jan. 30 to educate legislators about chiropractic-related bills before lawmakers during the 2020 session.

You can read more about each of the four bills we are prioritizing at the following links:

HB 2702: Allowing chiropractors to deliver care to adult Medicaid patients (support)

SB 5887: Concerning health carrier requirements for prior authorization standards (support)

HB 1562/SB 5601: Concerning health care benefit management (support)

HB 2482/SB 6407: Concerning spinal manipulation endorsement requirements for physical therapists (oppose)

If you didn’t attend legislative day and have questions — or want to visit Olympia another day to meet with your lawmakers — email lobbyist Lori Grassi.

Annual Legislative Day in Olympia Plus Continuing Education


The annual WSCA Legislative Day is a time for chiropractors from all over the state to take part in grassroots lobbying on behalf of the entire profession. This year, in addition to meeting with your legislators, the WSCA will offer a continuing education program where you may earn up to 4 CEs

Following meetings with legislators, attendees can take the DASH from the capitol to the seminar venue.  The DASH is a free bus that runs through the capitol and surrounding areas every 12 minutes.  Attendees will board the DASH outside the Insurance Building (next door to the legislature) and take it to Sylvester Park, three stops down Capitol Way.  Directly across the street from Sylvester Park is the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel.

The free continuing education program will be held from 1:00-4:00pm in the Legislative room.

Leading our technique-based continuing education program will be Dr. Marvin Kunikyo of Finesse Chiropractic in Lacey.

There is no fee to attend Legislative Day or the continuing education program that follows.  Although we expect most of the legislative meetings will take place in the morning, it is possible that some will be held in the afternoon.  If that is the case for you, don’t worry–you are free to come and go from the seminar as needed.

 

Join us for Chiropractic Legislative Day Thursday, Jan. 30 — and earn up to 4 CE credits


Join us at the State Capitol in Olympia Jan. 25.

Washington state chiropractors are encouraged to participate in 2020 Chiropractic Legislative Day, an annual gathering at the state Capitol in Olympia, on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Legislative Day, sponsored by the Washington State Chiropractic Trust and the Washington Chiropractic Association, is a time for chiropractors statewide to take part in grassroots lobbying on behalf of the entire profession. As always, we’ll meet in the Capitol Rotunda at 8 a.m. The location if 416 Sid Snyder Ave. S.W., Olympia.

It’s key that you schedule appointments to meet with your legislators after our 8 a.m. meeting. You can find a list of your legislators at https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/.

Contact the WSCA office at 206-878-6055 to RSVP for Legislative Day and for assistance in making your appointments. A large turnout of doctors in Olympia Jan. 30 is key to showing our strength to legislators who will be deciding these issues on our behalf!also

This year, in addition to meeting with legislators, the WSCA will offer a continuing education program where you may earn up to 4 CEs.

Following meetings, attendees can take the DASH from the capitol to the seminar venue. The DASH is a free bus that runs through the capitol and surrounding areas every 12 minutes.  Attendees will board the DASH outside the Insurance Building (next door to the legislature) and take it to Sylvester Park, three stops down Capitol Way. Directly across the street from Sylvester Park is the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel.

The free continuing education program will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Legislative room.

Leading our technique-based continuing education program will be Dr. Marvin Kunikyo of Finesse Chiropractic in Lacey.

There is no fee to attend Legislative Day or the continuing education program that follows. Although we expect most of the legislative meetings will take place in the morning, it is possible that some will be held in the afternoon. If that is the case for you, don’t worry — you are free to come and go from the seminar as needed.

Marvin Kunikiyo, DC is a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College West and practices at Finesse Chiropractic in Lacey, WA.  He uses Motion Palpation technique for diagnosis and the Gonstead technique for adjusting.  Dr. Kunikiyo teaches spinal adjusting to chiropractors throughout the state and has lead several other programs through the WSCA over the years. Join us as we advocate for chiropractic in Washington, and after you meet with your legislators, learn why Dr. Kunikyo’s tag line is “Gentle Adjusting with Results.”

Learn more and register here. 

 

Here’s proof that our work for chiropractors and patients is more important than ever


Dr. Dave Butters

The Washington State Chiropractic Trust is on a mission: To promote and protect patient access to chiropractic care. And our work is more important than ever, as the chiropractic profession has been under attack lately on multiple fronts.

We have compiled the detailed information below because we believe that knowledge is power.  You need to know what the challenges are, and you need to see how we – in conjunction with the Washington State Chiropractic Association – are responding.

Here is a list of the issues we are focused on, with accompany documentation enclosed.  It’s important for every member of our Washington state profession to read these documents, and then act accordingly. (Specific steps on how you individually can make a true difference in protecting our profession and our patients are included at the end of this message.)

  • We responded to the Washington Medical Commission’s attempted “grab” at spinal manipulation in MD Scope of Practice. The WSCT and the WSCA learned Nov. 12 that the Washington Medical Commission introduced an Interpretive Statement to ignore the two statutory prohibitions on a medical doctor’s ability to perform spinal manipulation. These prohibitions are found in both the Chiropractic and Medical Practice Acts within the Revised Code of Washington. After hearing protests from both the Washington State Chiropractic Association and the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission, the medical commission backed down and withdrew — for now. But they made it clear that they would work with their staff and have a new draft for their January meeting. (Details of our efforts to fight this “grab” are here.)
  • We provided public comment on needed changes to Washington Health Benefit Exchange Draft Standard Plans for Cascade Care. Our comment outlines recommended changes to coverage in Cascade Care, the so-called “public option” approved by the state Legislature. In our comments, we stress the importance of ensuring chiropractic access and benefit limits are at least equal to those provided for PT/OT, and that appropriate constraints are provided for insurance pre-authorizations. We also point out how chiropractic care addresses the Legislature’s stated concern about providing nonpharmacological pain management alternatives in light of the opioid crisis. (Read more in the Cascade Care public comment here.)
  • We provided public comment on the Apple Health Nonpharmacologic Pain Treatment Coverage Draft Report to the Legislature. Our comment points out key areas for reconsideration, improvement and clarification in the report regarding chiropractic care, including system-wide fiscal savings offered by chiropractic care, the role of chiropractic as an integrated health care profession, and the benefit structure included in the Apple Health coverage.  (Read more in the Apple Health public comment here.)
  • We have been working since November 2018 with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to address the unfair practice of Kaiser Permanente and their refusal to pay chiropractors for Evaluation and Management (E&M) Services. In July 2019, we learned that Aetna was acting in the same manner. We are continuing to advocate for the chiropractic profession and our patients as the OIC works through the legal documents related to this issue. (Read more in the OIC and Kaiser/Aetna Nonpayment of E&M Services summary here.)
  • We have researched and are seeking clarification with the Veterans Administration — on behalf of state chiropractors – that doctors can still contract directly with TriWest to treat military veterans rather than going through EmpowerChiro. (Read more in the EmpowerChiro Contracting for Veteran Services letter here.)
  • Here’s a link to our 2020 Legislative Agenda, which includes issues of critical importance to our profession – some of which are mentioned above. They include:
    • Regulating Benefit Managers
    • Correcting Prior Authorization bill regarding “Episode of Care”
    • Making DC education loan repayment program permanent
    • Creating chiropractic access for Adult Medicaid recipients
    • Blocking the MD request to remove prohibition on spinal manipulation
    • Blocking PT from modifying spinal manipulation endorsement agreement

It’s time to become engaged in protecting your profession and your patients.  Resolve after the holidays to engage with members of your state legislative delegation, as they will be considering many of these issues during the upcoming session, which starts Jan. 13, 2020. All chiropractors should plan to attend our annual state Legislative Day, this year on Thursday, Jan. 30. We’ll meet at 8 a.m. in the Capitol Building Rotunda. It’s key that you schedule appointments to meet with your legislators after our 8 a.m. meeting. You can find a list of your legislators at https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/.

Contact the WSCA office at 206-878-6055 to RSVP for Legislative Day and for assistance in making your appointments. A large turnout of doctors in Olympia Jan. 30 is key to showing our strength to legislators who will be deciding these issues on our behalf!

We also need your financial support! If you have contributed recently and/or are a regular contributor to the WSCT, it is appreciated, and it makes a difference. Click here to make either a one-time or recurring donation. Or you can mail your donation to the WSCT, PO Box 2163, Seattle, WA 98111

Make a one-time contribution of $1000, $500, $250, $100. Or sign up for monthly credit card withdrawals of $100, $50 or $25 monthly.

P.S. It’s critically important that every member of our profession join the WSCA, they work tirelessly and jointly with the WSCT to advocate for Doctors of Chiropractic in Washington State and to move all of our issues forward. You can join online at www.chirohealth.org/page/join_wsca.

— By Dr. Dave Butters

President, Washington State Chiropractic Trust
Legislative Director, Washington State Chirorpactic Assocation

Time is running out: Help us protect the chiropractic profession


Dr. Dave Butters

The 2020 session of the Washington State Legislature is fast approaching, and it’s critical that you learn more about the issues impacting your practice – and how you can support the Washington State Chiropractic Trust’s efforts to protect chiropractic and our patients.

We have scheduled several two-hour legislative and policy update seminars for chiropractors in specific legislative districts (see information below). These seminars are free, and you can receive 2 CE credits attending. WSCA lobbyist Lori Grassi will discuss a range of important issues, including which Washington State laws protect your patients’ access to chiropractic care, an update on bills that passed and failed during the 2019 legislative session, and chiropractic legislative priorities for 2020.  You will also receive current details on our challenges to the Kaiser E&M payment and other insurance-related issues.

Here’s a recap of our 2020 legislative agenda, as approved by the Washington State Chiropractic Association Board of Directors:

Legislation:

1) Regulating Benefit Managers (ASHN, Tivity, eviCore, Optum)

2) Prior authorization (clarifying “episode of care”)

3) Medicaid inclusion of chiropractors

Policy:

1) Monitoring the implementation of SB 5380, passed during the 2019 session, which addresses prescription opioid misuse via prevention, education and treatment.

2) Tracking the details and service area requirements for a program in underserved communities that would make chiropractors eligible for student loan repayment.

3) Monitoring the progress of Cascade Care, the state’s new public option health plan and the state’s new Universal Health Plan Work Group. Making every effort to maintain access to chiropractic services consistent with statutory protections, such as Every Category of Provider.

Insurance:

Continue to challenge unfair practices regarding chiropractic coverage and push for fair laws.

It is important that all chiropractors connect now with their state senators and representatives. Those relationships will be important as we begin meeting with lawmakers to get support for our issues in 2020. Invite your legislators to coffee or lunch or take them on a tour of your office. It’s all about educating them about what you do to provide health and wellness care in your community.

You can find the names and contact information of your legislators here.

We have numerous requests from legislators for campaign contributions, and we need to make those contributions soon to meet the campaign contribution cutoff date. Our strong financial participation in key campaigns is critical to successfully moving our agenda. We need donations now!

Click DONATE to make a one-time contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100 or sign up for monthly credit card withdrawals. If you prefer, you can do the same by filling out and returning the enclosed contribution envelope.

Here’s a list of the legislative information sessions scheduled so far. Please note that while they are scheduled by district, chiropractors from any area are welcome to attend. You can register online by date at www.chirohealth.org/events/event_list.asp or you can call the WSCA office at (206) 878-6055. Meals are available for purchase at each venue.

Legislative District 1 – Bothell
Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Revolve Restaurant
10024 Main St.
Bothell, WA 98011
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Legislative District 34 – Burien
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Angelo’s of Burien
601 S.W. 153rd St.
Burien
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Legislative District 12 – East Wenatchee
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Shari’s
501 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
509-886-9502
Noon-2 p.m.

Our 2020 legislative agenda — and how you can help!


Dr. Dave Butters

Fall is right around the corner, then the holidays, then the New Year and then the 2020 legislative session.  This means that we are working hard to lay the groundwork to move our legislative agenda in the 2020 session of the Washington State Legislature.

Our 2020 agenda as approved by the Washington State Chiropractic Association Board of Directors includes:

Legislation:

  • Regulating Benefit Managers (ASHA, Tivity, eviCore, Optum)
  • Prior authorization (clarifying “episode of care”)
  • Medicaid inclusion of chiropractors

Policy:

  • Monitoring the implementation of SB 5380, passed during the 2019 session, which addresses prescription opioid misuse via prevention, education and treatment. There is huge opportunity here as its clear legislative intent is that patients be directed toward trials of non-drug treatment prior to opioid prescriptions being administered.
  • Tracking the details and service area requirements for a program in underserved communities that would make chiropractors eligible for student loan repayment.
  • Monitoring the progress of Cascade Care, the state’s new public option health plan and the state’s new Universal Health Plan Work Group. Making every effort to maintain access to chiropractic services consistent with statutory protections, such as Every Category of Provider.  So much to keep track of!

Insurance:

  • Continue to challenge unfair practices regarding chiropractic coverage and push for fair laws.

While many of us are still enjoying summer activities, the January 2020 legislative session will be here before we know it! I encourage all chiropractors to connect now with their state senators and representatives.  Those relationships will be important as we begin meeting with lawmakers to get support for our issues in 2020. Invite your legislators to coffee or lunch or take them on a tour of your office.  It’s all about educating them about what you do to provide health and wellness care in your community.

You can find the names and contact information of your legislators here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/.

We have numerous requests from legislators for campaign contributions.  To move our agenda successfully we must participate financially and at a grass roots level.  We can’t be successful without your contributions!

If you are a regular WSCT contributor, it is appreciated. If you haven’t donated, please do so now!  Click here to make either a one-time or recurring donation.  Or, if you prefer, fill out and return the enclosed contribution envelope. You can make a one-time contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100 or you can sign up for monthly credit card withdrawals.

Finally, here’s a reminder to place the WSCA’s Annual Fall Conference on your calendar.  It will be October 4-5 at Bellevue Marriott, and you can earn up to 25 CEs. Continuing education topics include:

  • Today’s Chiropractor on the Witness Stand: Presenting and Defending Treatment of Acute and Chronic Injuries, with featured speakers Richard Adler, JD and Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • Current Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis, Triage, and Clinical Chiropractic Management of Common Lumbar Spine Conditions, with Anthony Lisi, DC
  • Establishing Trust with Patients through Professional Marketingby Siouxsie Jennett

Learn more and register at www.chirohealth.org/wsca19. Hope to see you there!

— Dr. Dave Butters, President
Washington State Chiropractic Trust

 

2019 Chiropractic Legislative Day


All Washington State Chiropractors are invited to attend Legislative Day Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 in Olympia. It’s your opportunity to meet with the legislators who represent you, and to advocate for your profession and your patients.

So we know how many are coming to Olympia Jan. 31, please register in advance at http://bit.ly/2019chiroday.

Also, call or email your legislators as soon as possibleand make your appointments to meet with them on Thursday Jan. 31.  You can find your state legislator at this link: http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder.  If you would like help setting up meetings with your legislators, contact Shaka Forest at sforest@chirohealth.org or 206-878-6055 and he will help you.

If you cannot attend the Legislative Day on Jan. 31, you can still come any day during the session. Just schedule your time in advance with lobbyist Lori Grassi at LGrassi@chirohealth.org.