TO:                       SICCMA Members

FROM:                 SICCMA

TOPIC:                 Live-by-Telephone CEU session by Donald Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel of AAMA

DATE:                  Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The AAMA Continuing Education Board has authorized Donald Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel of AAMA to offer to our state societies and local chapters one-hour live-by-telephone CEU presentation entitled “The Professional Deregulation Movement: An Opportunity or Threat for Medical Assistance?” The format will present by live-telephone and attendees will be able to listen via speakerphone. Questions will be entertained at any time during the session. One (1) AAMA CEU in the General category will be available to members who stay and listen to the session of one-hour. One intent of this offer is to encourage state societies and local chapters to have a face-to-face meeting to listen to the presentation as a group. This should build comradery and fellowship in state societies and local chapters.

After the live-telephone session, our chapter will continue with the agenda of:

  • Review of last meeting, May 2018
  • How we can support the chapter?
  • Officer Elections
  • Changes to scope of practice?
  • Leadership Conference, March 2019 in Issaquah, WA
  • 2019 WSSMA Conference in Bellingham, WA

Water and light dinner will be provided. You are welcome to bring a dish as well.

Students/Non-Members are welcome! (However, as non-member, you will not be able to collect a CEU due to AAMA policy)

*Please send notice if you wish to be removed from the SICCMA mailing list.

Member-at-Large WSSMA State Delegate Nomination Due

Member-at-Large Representatives shall submit a WSSMA Member-at-Large nomination form (on the website – Forms section) to the President and the WSSMA Executive Board of Trustees, thirty (30) days prior to the Winter Board of Trustees meeting, for review and referral for appointment to the designated position.

—- EMAIL DEADLINE – 02/22/2019







Thurston County Chapter Board Elections Meeting

We are having a Special Chapter Business Meeting on January 16, 2019 – 6pm (at the Lacey Fire District 3, Station 33, 6500 Mullen Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98503) for Board of Trustees and State Delegate elections.  We also be discussing the direction of the Thurston County Chapter of Medical Assistants for 2019 as well.  I encourage all members in good standing to attend.

Thurston County Chapter – Business Meeting ONSITE

*** Welcome to Thurston Chapter! ***

**** December’s meeting is going to be an onsite look-around of our 2020 WSSMA State Conference location. ****

We will be meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, the 19th at the Hotel RL Olympia (Hotel Red Lion Olympia) at 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, Washington 98502.  We’ll be quietly gathering in the lobby area. The idea is to get a chance to look around in a freestyle walk-about flow.





Whatcom County Chapter of Medical Assistants Monthly Meeting

Whatcom County Chapter of Medical Assistants is here to serve you!
WCCMA Monthly Meeting:
A change of venue for our December 18th Meeting:
We will meet at
Unity Care NW
SHEY Conference Room (downstairs)
220 Unity Street
Bellingham WA 98225
6:30 pm Speaker: Pamela Meyer, CMA (AAMA), B.S., RRT Whatcom Community College Instructor
Topic: Asthma
Causes of asthma: diagnosis and common treatments.
7:30 PM Business Meeting
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Thurston County Chapter – CEU Meeting

Save the Date our Next CEU Meeting

November 21st, 2018

This month’s CEU meeting is going to be a demonstration of DME (durable medical equipment) used in Orthopedics.
We will be meeting at  6:30 pm on Wednesday, the 21st  at the Medical Professional building at 615 lily RD. ; one  block past Saint Peter’s Hospital on the left hand side. It is a two story brick building.
We will be in the lobby of suite 120 on the first floor; it’s on the right as you walk into the building.


Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
615 Lilly Road NE, Suite 100
Olympia, WA 98506
360-491-4211 EXT 4233








Whatcom County Chapter Medical Assistants Meeting

Whatcom County Chapter of Medical Assistants is here to serve you!

WCCMA Monthly Meeting:

November 20, 2018

The Meeting Location:  Health Professions Education Center
(corner of Cordata Parkway and Stuart Rd)
475 Stuart Road, Bellingham WA 98226

6:30 PM Topic:   The importance of Advance Care Planning; AD Documents used in Whatcom County and WA state; POLST vs. Advance Directives; ACP with Dementia

AD = Advance Directives
ACP = Advance Care Planning

Speaker: Hilary Walker, BS, OT

7:30 PM Business Meeting

Refreshments will be provided.

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Our meeting are normally 1 hour from 6:30-7:30 pm and then business meeting 7:30-8:30 every third Tuesday of the month (except December, July, and August)