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Join Us: WAEMA Fall 2022 Membership Meeting October 16th

It's that time of year again for another Membership Meeting! Sunday, October 16, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST All are welcome! The meeting will be live online via Zoom. We hope to see you. Let's connect, support, and continue the growth of our community! Registration is now open! Early Bird prices available until Wednesday, October 12th. Members please be sure to log-in prior to registering! Our October Membership Meeting CE will be at least 3.5 credits, and we are aiming for 5. If you would like to present or know someone who would, please contact Chaiya at  ASAP....

WAEMA Public Policy Action Alert RE: ARNPs Practicing Medical Acupuncture

Please contact the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) to oppose Medical Acupuncture being performed by ARNPs! The Nursing Commission Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners Sub-Committee has filed a CR-102, Proposed Rule, regarding the ARNP scope of practice and standards of nursing conduct or practice, and violations of standards of nursing conduct or practice. They are proposing a rule that would allow the practice of Medical Acupuncture for ARNPs without actually saying so specifically. WAEMA has big concerns about their public process in doing so. Please read the comments...

Inslee announces upcoming rescission of twelve proclamations related to Covid-19

On July 29, 2022, Governor Jay Inslee announced his intent to rescind Proclamation 20-32.11 on October 27, 2022. This proclamation temporarily waived the requirements in Chapter 246-12 WAC related to continuing education for health care professionals. When the proclamation ends on October 27, 2022, providers will once again be required to attest they have met continuing education (CE) requirements for license renewal. Proclamation 20-32.11 waived continuing education (CE) requirements for certain health professions.  All other health professions with CE requirements still had to meet...