The Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys ("WSSHA") was founded in 1973. It is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, to provide an opportunity for legal advisors in the health field to meet and exchange information and ideas, to conduct legal seminars of interest to such attorneys, and to provide a central agency for the exchange of legal information in the health field.

For additional details about services provided by WSSHA, please see the WSSHA Board of Directors Statement of Support.

Membership in WSSHA is open to all attorneys admitted to practice in the State of Washington who meet any one of the following criteria:  (a) represent or are employed by a provider of healthcare services, (b) teach a healthcare-related area of the law or (c) otherwise practice in, or seek practice in, a healthcare-related area of the law.

For your information, the WSSHA bylaws and resolutions can be viewed by Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Download WSSHA Bylaws - April 25, 1996, Resolution - April 28, 2006.

If you are interested in becoming a member of WSSHA, please print the membership application below (pdf format).  Directions for completion and return are given on the application.   

Download WSSHA Membership Application

Washington Health Law Manual Third Edition

The Third Edition of the Washington Health Law Manual is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Washington State Society of Health Care Attorneys and the Washington State Hospital Association.

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Job Postings

Regulatory Attorney  - Quorum Review


Quorum Review IRB is a progressive and growing organization with its office headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and locations in Boston, Massachusetts, and Vancouver British Columbia. Founded in 1992, Quorum Review has developed an excellent reputation for quality and service. As an industry leader, Quorum Review is known for its friendly and prompt customer service, high quality standards, and commitment to the ethical protection of research subjects.


Quorum Review is looking for an individual for the role of Regulatory Attorney.   The ideal candidate will have a customer-service oriented approach to their work and enjoy a fast-paced environment that is a highly variable. The candidate will also be a self-starter that can function independently without a great deal of supervision.


Consistent with Quorum Review's mission to safeguard the rights and well-being of research participants while enhancing the clinical research process, we seek to hire people who embrace our mission and are motivated to see the impact of their work. Individuals in this role have the following responsibilities:


         Advises the IRB members, staff, and clients regarding the interpretation of laws, regulations, and guidance related to human subjects research conducted in the United States, Canada, and other countries.

         Responds to inquiries from IRB members, clients, and staff regarding ethical, legal, and regulatory issues such as conflict of interest, research recruitment practices, HIPAA compliance, accreditation requirements, research ethics, protection of human subjects, Good Clinical Practice, and local law requirements.

         Communicates in writing and via teleconference with investigators, research sites, sponsors, CRO’s, institutions, and other organizations.

         Assists with the review of changes to Quorum policies, standard operating procedures, procedural work instructions, guidance, forms, IRB guidelines, consent forms, and other documents.

         Reviews and revises Board directed correspondence.

         Develops and delivers training, webinars, and lie presentations for IRB members, staff, and clients.

         Writes abstracts, articles, and presentation materials.   

         Provides support for cross-departmental initiatives, projects, and requests.

         Assists with the review and negotiation of contracts.

         Assists with the assessment of legal and regulatory risk to the organization.  


A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school complimented by 3 – 5 years of practice in health law, regulatory consulting, and/or related regulatory experience (or an equivalent combination of experience) is required. A demonstrated working knowledge of regulatory matters related to research oversight, accreditation, and/or compliance is a plus.


Please apply directly at our website: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oSGH0fwZ&s=Wssha.


Quorum Review is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  To request reasonable accommodation for the application process please contact Human Resources.


Associate General Counsel - Cambia Health

Date Posted: 3/3/2015
Category: Legal
Locations: Oregon - Portland
Idaho - Boise
Idaho - Lewiston
Utah - Salt Lake City
Washington - Seattle
Washington - Tacoma
Job Number: 888415

Associate General Counsel 
Salt Lake City, Seattle, Boise, Portland

Cambia Health Solutions has an immediate opening for an Associate General Counsel position in its Salt Lake City, Seattle, Boise, or Portland offices.
Join a company that's actively working to transform the health care system. A place where employees are encouraged to speak up and share innovative ideas. A community that passionately rejects the status quo.
This position supports clients at all levels of the organization, primarily focusing on provision of legal advice and services to Cambia’s Health Insurance Services operations, including government programs. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a broad spectrum of legal issues and projects in support of internal business areas. External contacts include federal regulators and the BlueCross BlueShield Association.
Required and Preferred Basic Qualifications
• Graduate of an accredited law school with a minimum of 3 years’ experience (6 or more years preferred) as an attorney in a law firm or in-house setting 
• Licensed to practice law in at least one state; ability to become licensed in Utah, Washington, Idaho, or Oregon 
• Excellent analytical, research, and organizational skills 
• Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills 
• Experience advising and collaborating with clients, preferably including clients in multiple locations, and managing conflict in a politicized environment 
• Self-motivated and able to work independently or with others under significant deadline and workload pressures 
• Health insurance or health care legal background preferred, but legal experience in another highly-regulated industry may be considered 
• Experience in government-sponsored health programs such as Medicare or knowledge of federal government contracting concepts 
• Pharmacy benefit management experience a plus
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registration, Etc.: 
Law Degree
General Functions and Outcomes:
• Advises officers and employees on general corporate legal matters, including on government programs compliance and support issues 
• Responds to requests from various divisions of the corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates dealing with corporate legal matters, including government programs divisions 
• Ensures that documents and contracts are legally sufficient, complete, well written and understandable 
• Assures that the corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates are adequately represented for legal issues including business policies, contracts and against actual and threatened litigation 
• Reviews and/or drafts new or modified policies, contracts and other documents

At Cambia, we advocate for transforming the health care system. You aren’t satisfied with the status quo and neither are we. We're looking for individuals who are as passionate as we are about transforming the way people experience health care. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A drug screen and background check is required.
Cambia’s portfolio of companies spans health care information technology and software development; retail health care; health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands; pharmacy benefit management; life, disability, dental, vision and other lines of protection; alternative solutions to health care access; and free-standing health and wellness solutions. 

We have nearly a century of experience in developing and providing health solutions to serve our members. We had our beginnings in the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest as innovators in helping workers afford health care. That pioneering spirit has kept us at the forefront as we build new avenues to improve access to and quality of health care for the future.

WSSHA 2014