Clark County Medical Society

2020 Has Never Looked Better with CCMS

The Clark County Medical Society is pleased to announce a brand-new promotion for new and lapsed members. If you have never been a member of CCMS or your membership has lapsed for five years or more, we are offering 50% off your first year of dues in 2020!

And becoming a CCMS member has never been easier. Please visit: To pay dues, you will need to access your WSMA account profile via the WSMA website. It’s a breeze to join/renew by signing in with your existing username and password. If you’re a first-time user of the WSMA website, follow the directions on the join/renew page to proceed.

While we strongly encourage you to join both WSMA and CCMS, you may now join/renew with CCMS only online! It’s as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. Log into your Account Profile page here:
  2. Navigate to “My Profile.”
  3. Click the “Pay County Dues Only” button on the left hand side and enter your payment information.

And you’re done!

WSMA 2020 Legislative Summit on February 25

We also encourage you to save the date to join your Clark County colleagues at the WSMA Legislative Summit on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Columbia Room in Olympia’s capitol building. The day’s events start at 8:30am with registration and continental breakfast, followed by speakers and updates on WSMA’s legislative priorities. Lunch will be provided and in the afternoon attendees will take part in scheduled meetings with their legislative delegation.

Be a part of more than 100 of your physicians and physician assistant colleagues in Olympia! Registration and full agenda to follow soon on this page of the WSMA website.

Questions? Please contact Emily Jones, CCMS Executive Director, at or 206-956-3621.


Clark County Medical Society 2019 Annual Meeting

Thank you for attending our Annual Meeting!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 19 for our 2019 Annual Meeting at Heathman Lodge. We are appreciative of our speakers, Dr. Roberts and Dr. Melnick, for sharing their expertise with us. If you weren’t able to make it, their presentations are available below.

Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring
Dr. Alden Roberts

Dr. Alden Roberts, citizen of Clark County and the Chair of the Medical Commission, will review the 2017 legislation that required the creation of new opioid prescribing and monitoring rules and discuss its implications as relevant to Clark County. He will give a brief presentation on what changes to be aware of, best practices for incorporating the rules into your daily practice and how the Medical Commission handles allegations of improper prescribing. There will be an extended Q&A session to address the questions that are most pertinent to Clark County clinicians.

Additional information is available to download here:

Changes to Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring
Opioid Changes Booklet
Opioid Prescribing General Provisions

Clark County Public Health Measles Outbreak Response
Dr. Alan Melnick

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Public Health Director/Health Officer will describe the public health response to the 2019 measles outbreak. The presentation will include a summary of the cases, including the population affected, a description of surveillance and response activities, including case finding, case investigation, surveillance and control measures, as well as the cost of the response and challenges, including the public health response to misinformation spread on social media.


Clark County Medical Society 2018 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who attended!

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Heathman Lodge

7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662

CCMS 2018 Annual Meeting included a hosted reception, a Washington Legislative and Regulatory Update from Katie Kolan, the Washington State Medical Association’s (WSMA) Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, plus additional speakers TBA, followed by dinner.

What Just Happened in Washington?!
Katie Kolan, JD

In terms of legislative advocacy, if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu! Katie will review legislative and regulatory changes and happenings relevant to the Clark County Medical Society community. With the 2018 legislative session completed, she will give CCMS members a sense of what major (and minor!) changes can be expected.

Bio: As WSMA’s Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Katie’s primary responsibility is advancing the association’s legislative and regulatory agenda. In addition to those responsibilities, Katie assists with legal and policy analysis and research on a wide variety of health law and policy issues impacting physicians, physician assistants and the delivery of and access to care.