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Positioning WiAHC for Future Legislative Success

March 25, 2022 10:18 AM | WiAHC Office

Help WiAHC Develop a Legislative & Regulatory Agenda for 2023-24

The 2021-22 legislative session, which came to an end earlier this month, gave WiAHC plenty of opportunities to engage in the legislative process, build relationships with lawmakers, and ultimately pass legislation important to our members.

While the Legislature has adjourned for the year and lawmakers have returned to their districts to run for reelection, there is plenty of advocacy work to do behind the scenes. In fact, it is a perfect time for WiAHC to begin planning for the 2023-24 legislative session, which includes the development of a legislative agenda.

Crafting a legislative agenda serves two specific purposes:

1.)    Inform WiAHC membership on the foremost state legislative and regulatory issues that impact home health care in Wisconsin and provide direction on which issues to actively advocate for before the legislature and executive branch.

2.)    Provide state lawmakers, the governor’s office, and state agency officials with WiAHC’s position on key legislative and regulatory topics that will be relevant during the two-year session.

Identifying and prioritizing issues critical to home health care is the initial – and the most important – step in developing a legislative agenda. By deciding what the most important issues are before the start of 2023-24 legislative session, WiAHC can determine what resources will be necessary to meet the legislative and regulatory goals of our members.

To best determine WiAHC’s legislative and regulatory priorities, the WiAHC Government Affairs Team will be sending out a legislative priorities survey within the next month to give all our members an opportunity to provide their input on what issues are most important to them. The information gathered via the survey will be presented to the WiAHC Legislative Committee and Board and used to identify the association’s top priorities that will make-up association’s 2023-24 legislative agenda.

In addition to the member survey data, WiAHC leadership will consider the following criteria when finalizing legislative and regulatory priorities: 1.) The benefit to WiAHC members; 3.) The extent to which it improves home health care in Wisconsin; and 3.) The likelihood of legislative/regulatory success.

WiAHC values its members’ input and encourages everyone to participate in the legislative priorities survey when they receive it in their email inbox.

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