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Thank you for your support to amend 2SHB 1039 – Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling!
Your calls to state legislators made a huge difference at the public hearing in the Senate Health Care Committee on March 14th! Over 850 people...
WAEMA Legislative Alert for 2SHB 1039 Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling has a public hearing on Senate Health Care Committee on March 14th at 8 am. We need your help!
Hi All, The “Physical Therapists Dry Needle” bill passed out of the House of Representatives and the Senate Health Care Committee has now scheduled...
UPDATED!! WAEMA Legislative Alert! RE: 2SHB 1039 Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling! Bill passed House of Representatives 93/1 and is moving to Senate Health Care Committee. We need your help!
Hi All, The PT intramuscular or dry needling bill, 2SHB 1039 passed out of the House of Representatives with no requested amendments on Monday with...
Urgent Legislative Alert! Need Action ASAP!! Support HB 1655 regarding provider compensation for health care providers!!
Dear WAEMA Members, As we are all painfully aware, insurance provider rates have been stagnant for nearly 20 years. On Friday, February 10th (we...
Leslie’s February 2023 Policy Report
Read Leslie's February 2023 Policy Report Here
Urgent WAEMA Legislative Alert! HB 1039 Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling, passed out of the House Health Care Committee unanimously!
In a democracy, there is no stronger connection than between a legislator and the folks that live in their district, their constituents. It’s time...
Leslie’s January 2023 Policy Report
Read Leslie's January 2023 Policy Report Here
Legislative Alert HB 1039 – Physical therapists performing intramuscular needling!
Legislative Alert: HB 1039 - The profession of acupuncture and Eastern medicine needs your help! HB 1039 has been pre-filed for the 2023 Legislative...
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