Legislative affairs


Each year there are hundreds of proposed regulations and legislative bills introduced in Olympia with potential to greatly impact nurses, nursing, patient advocacy and your ability to deliver exceptional care. As an individual nurse, it’s nearly impossible to monitor and track all of the issues that affect your practice and livelihood.

As the largest association of registered nurses in the state, WSNA is there to ensure your interests are fully addressed. In fact, our legislative and regulatory staff of lobbyists, attorneys, labor, practice and health and safety specialists are dedicated to exclusively representing the interests of registered nurses.

Recent updates

Legislative Session Week 6

Today is the 40th day of the 60-day session – and this week marked the house of origin cutoff, with all bills needing to be voted out of the chamber in which they originated by Feb. 14 to continue moving this session.

Legislative Session Week 5

This week marked the house of origin fiscal committee cutoff, and legislators are now on the floor voting on bills.

Upcoming town hall meetings

Washington state legislative session


WSNA-PAC is the nonpartisan political action committee of WSNA. Established in 1972, the Washington State Nurses Association-Political Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) was one of the first state nurse PACs in the country. Find out more...