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COVID-19
Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth Care Delivery and Billing Discussion Recording »
WSPA Ambulatory Care Academy Telehealth Care Delivery and Billing Discussion   On May 1st the WSPA Ambulator...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Inslee Signed Temporary Waivers for Pharmacy Personnel »
The Governor has issued the healthcare worker licensing Proclamation 20-32. You can find it here . It’s effective now...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WMC Statement on Chloroquine, WSPA Staff meets with OIC, and FDA Supply Chain Survey A »
March 23rd Updates   The Washington State Medical Commission Issues a Statement on Chloroquine Late last we...
Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Collaborates with Pharmacy Advocacy Groups »
WSPA Collaborates with Pharmacy Advocacy Groups Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Town Halls and Recordings »
WSPA Virtual Town Hall for COVID-19 On March 18th the WSPA hosted a virtual Town Hall to update the pharmacy community...

WSPA News
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Board of Directors Applications Now Open »
2020 Board of Directors Applications Open Now The WSPA leadership, consisting of Officers and Directors,...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Awards of Distinction Nominations Open »
"I have an attitude of gratitude for all those people who have encouraged me"  - Maya Angelou    The...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PQAC Requests Comments on New Self-Inspection Forms »
New self-inspection worksheets have been developed corresponding to the new rules and adopted by the Commission during the...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington State Pharmacy Rules In Effect July 1, 2020 »
After more than 3 years of work with stakeholders, the new modernized pharmacy rules are going into effect in July 2020. T...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA President Requests Task Force to Determine Actions to Eliminate Racial and Social Injustice »
The Washington State Pharmacy Association stands united against racial and social injustice. WSPA President, Megan McIn...

National News
Wednesday, August 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Expands Pharmacist Vaccination Scope During COVID-19 Pandemic »
HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic Today HHS expanded their PREP Emergency Declaration to...
Tuesday, June 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Pharmacy Organizations Unite to Take a Stand Against Racial Injustice »
  As an affiliate and member of our national pharmacy organization partners, the WSPA supports this important stat...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Issues Guidance Authorizing Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests »
On March 10, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services issued a declaration under the Public Readine...
Thursday, January 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BREAKING NEWS: Large Analysis Shines Light on PBM Manipulation of Drug Prices »
Florida Pharmacy Association Press Release January 30, 2020   Shining the Light on PBMs Study Highlights...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Don Downing's Op-Ed Published in The Hill »
  University of Washington School of Pharmacy Professor Don Downing, RPh has long been an advocate for pharmacists...

Federal Legislation
Thursday, January 3, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Physician Signature Required on Prescriptions for Medical Equipment »
From: Washington Apple Health    Effective January 1, 2019, the Health Care Authority (HCA) will alig...
Friday, November 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Prescriber’s Guide to the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019 »
Please click here to read the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019 PDF.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Statement on House “Gag Clause” Legislation ​ »
NCPA Statement on House “Gag Clause” Legislation   ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 20, 2018) — The National Co...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fight for Pharmacy! Participate in our Virtual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill »
Fight for Pharmacy! Participate in our Virtual NACDS RxIMPACT...
Thursday, January 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Senators Back Proposed Treatment of Pharmacy DIR Fees »
U.S. Senators Back Proposed Treatment of Pharmacy DIR Fees    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 25, 2018)  – In...

State Legislation
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Huge Washington State PBM Regulation Bill 2SSB 5601 Signed into Law »
After a hard fought two year battle, Governor Inslee signed 2SSB 5601 into law on March 31, 2020! The bill is the first...
Thursday, March 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SHB 2464 Big Legislative Victory Protecting Patients from Excess Prescription Charges »
On March 25, Governor Inslee signed SBH 2464 Protecting patients from excess prescription medication charges into law!...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NALOXONE STANDING ORDER ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WA DOH »
NALOXONE STANDING ORDER ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WA DOH The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (Commission) has been workin...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington State Immunization Summit on October 8, 2019 »
Washington State Immunization Summit WithinReach, with support from the Washington State Department of Health, is excit...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PQAC accepting applications to fill two pharmacists and one public member vacancies »
The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill two pharmacists and one publ...

Federal Regulation
Thursday, December 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCA Requests Guidance Regarding CMS Contraceptive Codes »
Effective for claims with dates of service on and after January 1, 2019 , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servic...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA in Part D Rule Comments: End Retroactive Pharmacy DIR Fees »
  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 17, 2018) – In comments submitted in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicai...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘The pharmacist fix’: More information from CMS on interim final rule »
‘The pharmacist fix’: More information from CMS on interim final rule   On May 6, CMS held a short information...

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9/29/2020
Webinar: COVID-19 and What You can Do For Your Immune System (and Your Patients)

9/30/2020
Webinar: A Breath of Fresh Air in CF Care: Updates in Treatment and Role of Pharmacy in Care Center

10/2/2020
WSPA Ambulatory Care Academy Meeting-Virtual

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