2023 legislative session

Each year, the legislature convenes for a new session, and we use this opportunity to advocate for issues important to nurses and improving patient safety.

Staffing law victory!

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On April 20, 2023, Gov. Inslee signed a safe staffing bill that will improve working conditions for nurses and healthcare workers throughout the state.

Weekly updates

Priority issues

Our number one priority in 2023 has been safe staffing standards.

Additional things we worked on:

  • expand workers comp for nurses suffering from PTSD
  • funding for nurse educator pay at 4-year universities
  • ARNP reimbursement parity
  • standing order for medication for school nurses

2023 Legislative Priorities

Further reading: What makes a good legislative priority?

Past legislative sessions