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Landmark Chiropractic Bills Signed Into Law - Washington Now a Model for Other States

Tuesday, March 27, 2018  


Last Thursday marked the association’s biggest legislative victory ever. Governor Jay Inslee signed into law all three of the WSCA’s priority bills from the 2018 session:

ESB 5518— The chiropractic fair pay bill 

ESSB 6157— The prior authorization bill, and

HB 2313— The CQAC bill will soon go into effect, providing greater parity of pay with other professions performing spinal manipulation, increased patient access to the healthcare providers of their choice, and more autonomy for the commission regulating Washington chiropractors.  

In the short time since the enactment of these laws, the WSCA has been approached by numerous other state associations seeking our help to promote similar laws in their states.

These feats were only possible with the hard work of our Lobbyist, Lori Grassi, Legislative Director, Dr. David Butters, and the ongoing support of many of our members who wrote letters, made calls, and came to Olympia when called upon. 

The WSCA Board is still aware that some of the underlying issues these new laws address are not fully understood by many providers. DCs throughout Washington have been asking for more information about when these laws will go into effect and how they’ll impact their daily lives. To address all of these questions, and to give a clear retrospective on how the WSCA got these laws made, we will host a seminar in late May that will explain all the nuances and include 4 CE credits.

Successes like these are the reason why WSCA membership is so important. The more of us there are, the stronger we are—and the more we’ll be able to accomplish. Help us achieve even more by taking an active role in one of our steering committees. Contact the WSCA today for more information.

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