105 day Session and it begins January 14th and scheduled to adjourn April 28th.

With Regulatory Agencies

LeadingAge Washington is in regular contact with CMS, HUD, and the Washington State Departments of Social and Health Services, Health, Revenue, Labor and Industries, and Commerce, as well as the Governor’s Office, Legislators and staff, Office of Financial Management, State Building Code Council and State Fire Marshal. Our staff and members are strong participants on committees, task forces and work groups established by these state and federal agencies to develop rules, regulations, and policies that affect the provision of aging services and housing in Washington state.

Advocacy Materials

LeadingAge Washington develops positions on public policy and funding to support the mission of our members and provides a Legislative Guidebook to engage members in advocacy before Washington’s state legislature. The association’s Public Policy Issue Briefs provide background information identifying both challenges and solutions to housing and caring for seniors with chronic care diseases and acute conditions for members’ use when working with Legislators and other state policymakers.

 

State Town Hall Meeting

The State Town Hall Convener will moderate the Town Hall event held during the LeadingAge Washington Annual Conference. The Town Hall event will include a discussion of both federal and state policy of importance to long term services and supports providers and seniors. On matters of federal policy, the State Convener will work in collaboration with LeadingAge national. On matters of state policy, the State Convener will collaborate with the LeadingAge Washington Chief Executive Officer prior to the Town Hall event.

 

Regional Town Hall Meetings

The Regional Town Hall Convener will moderate at least one Town Hall event held prior to the LeadingAge Washington Annual Conference. The Regional Town Hall event will include a discussion of both federal and state policy of importance to long term services and supports providers and seniors. On matters of federal policy, the Regional Convener will work in collaboration with the LeadingAge Washington State Convener. On matters of state policy, the Regional Convener will collaborate with the LeadingAge Washington Chief Executive Officer prior to and immediately following the Regional Town Hall event.

For purposes of convening the Regional Town Hall meetings, there are six regions:

• Everett

• Seattle

• Tacoma

• Bremerton (Peninsula)

• Yakima