New E-Mail Address

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The expected 7/1/2019 managed care change to the Washington Medicaid (Apple Health) adult dental program has been put on hold by legislators.  The recently passed state budget provides funding for fee-for-service Medicaid dental services only and suspends any contracts with managed care dental organizations.  The budget also requires the Health Care Authority (HCA) to report to the governor and lawmakers on its plan to improve access to dental services for Medicaid clients, including costs for any option provided.  This report is due by November 15, 2019.


 Again, the planned move from fee-for-service to managed care for the Adult Dental Medicaid Program has been suspended and will not happen on July 1st.  WDHA will continue to monitor developments with the Health Care Authority (HCA). 


HB 1554-2019-20

On April 23rd, Governor Inslee signed HB 1554 into law, WDHA's bill making important technical changes to the dental hygiene statute.  The bill becomes effective on July 28th, 2019.


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New Mandatory Reporting Number for Region 6 South Western Washington

Hello Community Partner,

Please see the flyer below with information about the new Regional Child Abuse Reporting phone number for Region 6 (866-764-2233), which goes into effect April 8, 2019. To be clear, the ENDHARM phone line will remain active. This new number is being implemented in an effort to better serve our local communities in South Western Washington and offer an improved intake system that focuses on serving local regions. For more information, visit


Dental Therapy HB 1317 Update

Thank you to everyone who has contacted their legislators and the Appropriations Committee members in support of HB 1317. Your advocacy efforts on behalf of the under served of Washington have worked! HB 1317 (Dental Therapy) has been granted a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27, at 1:30PM. Our coalition partners will be testifying in support. You may more»

How to Contact Your Legislators

Below are links and information on how to find and contact your legislators.



Your Education and Credentials are at Stake: Oppose HB 1935/SB 5833