The legislature passed its final 2018 supplemental operating budget and adjourned sine die on Thursday, March 8. Throughout the session, AAPPN and its lobbyists worked with several mental health care organizations, including:
- Volk Clinician/Attorney Workgroup
- ARNPs United
- WSSCSW… Continue reading
As you no doubt know, Senate Bill 5800, Duty to Warn, did not move out of the Judiciary Committee. Our lobbyists, Melissa Johnson and Jennifer Muhm, along with the lobbyists for the clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and… Continue reading
Where the Volk bill is: The bill is in the House Judicial Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Jinkins. Rep. Jinkins—and the Democratic Party in general—opposes legislative action which would overrule court decisions. Thus, any bill to reverse… Continue reading
Recent Advocacy Activities
Although the State Legislature is not in session, there were plenty of advocacy activities in October!
AAPPN was invited to take part in stakeholder study conducted by the University of Washington School of Law regarding the impact… Continue reading
Priorities for 2018
Health Policy/Government Relations Committee identified the following as its advocacy priorities for the coming legislative session:
- Continue to improve communication between AAPPN’s advocacy team and AAPPN members.
- Connect with other mental health care associations
- Encourage AAPPN members… Continue reading