In Memoriam:
Kaye Kvam


Influential PA Kaye Kvam Remembered




We are dedicated to the promotion of our profession and need your support for its continued growth. Each Physician Assistant in this state is important to our organization. There is strength in numbers, and we need to watch issues such as reimbursement, practice laws and work on continuing to publicize our great profession.

A PA position is available from the following. Click on the logos to view.


Fred Hutch SCCA

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Tumwater Family Practice

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Edmonds Orthopedic Center


Edmonds Orthopedic Center

WAPA 2016 Fall Conference

Davenport Hotel

September 29-October 1, 2016
Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA

Pre-registration has closed. On-site registration is available at the Davenport Hotel, WAPA registration table at 7:00 am, September 29th. Registration is open and available each day of the conference at 7:00 am. Sept 29, 30 and Oct 1st.

Meeting Brochure

Exhibitor Prospectus

View photos from the 2015 Fall Conference and WAPA board meeting


WAPA's First Fall Career Fair and Info Session
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Historic Davenport Hotel

Career Fair-Free Event
3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Hall of Doges (2nd floor of hotel)

Info Sessions-Free Event
MEDEX NW: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Heritage University: 4:30 pm -6:00 pm
Pennington Ballroom C (2nd floor of hotel)


2017 Recertification Review Course and Spring Conference
April 22-25, 2017
Seattle Airport, Doubletree Hotel
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Latest PA News

09/14/16: Public Education 2016
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Running through PA Week, Oct. 6-12

09/14/16: "Breaking down state law barriers for PAs in Psychiatry. ACA expands opportunities for PAs"

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Gov. Jay Inslee's Signing of SB 6445

Jay Inslee with WAPA

From left to right: Rep Joe Schmick, Jeb Shepard of WSMA, Senator Randi Becker, Seth Dawson of NAMI, Governor Inslee, Dale Sanderson, PA, Ruth Peterson, Duzan Dula, PA, Kevin Black, and Kate White Tudor.

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04/01/16: Washington State Adds PAs to State's Mental Health Code

PAs in Washington State are celebrating Gov. Jay Inslee's recent signing of SB 6445 which adds PAs to 22 sections of the state's mental health code.
The bill's key changes include:
• Adding PAs to the definitions of "mental health professional" and "developmental disabilities professional,"
• Allowing PAs to be court appointed to examine and testify on behalf of certain mental health patients,
• Authorizing PAs to sign petitions for specified involuntary detentions,
• Authorizing PAs to make determinations of incapacity, and
• Adding PAs throughout the Mental Health Advance Directive form.

SB 6445 becomes effective June 8, 2016.

View photos of the signing

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