WHA Legislative Priorities Move through State Assembly

February 20, 2020

In what is widely expected to be the last meeting days for the State Assembly prior to the end of the 2019-20 legislative session, lawmakers passed several key WHA priorities this week and advanced them to the Wisconsin State Senate.

Assembly Bill 575, which creates a new physician assistant licensure statute, Assembly Bill 841, which clarifies the ability for health care providers to offer prompt-pay discounts to patients, and Assembly Bill 788 related to the regulation and licensing of remote dispensing sites for pharmacies are all WHA-supported bills that passed the Assembly Feb. 18 on unanimous voice votes.

The State Senate’s next regularly scheduled floor period is at the end of March. WHA’s Advocacy Day event on March 18 is well timed to help push key legislative priorities through that legislative house. If you have not yet registered for Advocacy Day, please visit WHA’s website for more information on this free event.

 

This story originally appeared in the February 20, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter