Washington state legislators approved extending telemedicine payment parity  proclamation 20-29 through October 1, 2020.  The proclamation, which has been extended multiple times, implemented Senate Bill 5385 in advance of its January 1, 2021 effective date in response to the increase in use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The WAFP and other associations – notably the WSMA – continue to advocate for the policy to be extended to the end of the year.