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WA DOH: Vaccine Advisory Committee Update
13 April 2023 The highlights below are from the quarterly meeting of the Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) in April 2023. Much of this report is adapted directly from the presentations by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Updates from Washington State...
WA DOH: Board of Naturopathy Notice of Recruitment
3 April 2023 The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance Division (HSQA), is accepting applications to fill two professional member positions on the Board of Naturopathy. HSQA is looking for public-spirited individuals willing to study the issues and to...
WA DOH: Board of Naturopathy Regular Meeting Highlights (February 2023)
10 February 2023 Below is my summary of the key discussions and decisions made at today's regular business meeting of the Board of Naturopathy, which regulates the practice of naturopathic medicine. (Please note that this summary does not reflect official meeting...
NDs in the News | WANP Executive Director on KUOW (NPR)
1 February 2023 KUOW (Seattle NPR affiliate) Public Health Reporter Eilís O'Neill was scanning bills from the 2023 Legislative Session looking for anything aiming to help with the on-going opioid epidemic. She came upon Senate Bill 5411: Addressing a shortage of...
WA DOH: Vaccine Advisory Committee Update
24 January 2023 The highlights below are from the quarterly meeting of the Vaccine Advisory Committee in December 2022. Much of this update is taken directly or paraphrased from the meeting presentation by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) in order to...
WANP kicks off 2023 Legislative Session with the filing of SB 5411
13 January 2023 The 2023 Legislative Session is officially underway and we are excited to bring forward SB 5411: Increasing the scope of practice of naturopathic physicians once again. This bill is aimed at increasing the prescriptive authority of naturopathic...
Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act signed into law by President Biden
12 January 2023 On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act into law. One effect of this law is to eliminate the federal waiver requirement for providers to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. This is...
WANP supports Seattle/King County Clinic with volunteer recruitment
3 January 2023 Volunteer Registration for the 2023 Seattle/King County Clinic officially opens today and the WANP Board of Directors is thrilled to help recruit our members to participate in this incredible opportunity - returning to Seattle Center for the first time...
2022: Year in Review
31 December 2022 Happy New Year's Eve! Today marks the end of my second full year as the Executive Director of the WANP. I continue to be incredibly honored and humbled to represent and serve this profession in this capacity, and I am proud to highlight just a few...
WA DOH: Board of Naturopathy Regular Meeting Highlights (November 2022)
18 November 2022 Today's meeting of our profession's regulatory board was quite long - an indicator of how much good work the Board is doing to regulate, guide, and advance our profession in Washington. Below is my summary of the key discussions and decisions made at...