Mission & History
Mission: To ensure the scientific, safe,
and humane practice of Osteopathic Medicine as
a unique health care profession; the continuing
education of its physician members; and
the preservation in perpetuity of their scope of
practice and licensure for the enduring
benefit of society.
History: The Washington Osteopathic Medical Association (WOMA) was founded in 1901 by Drs. William A Potter, Grace M Nichols, William Snell, James Baldy and Roger E Chase as the Washington Osteopathic Association. The organization was incorporated in the State of Washington on May 16, 1905. On July 19, 1945 the association received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (6) organization.
The Association changed its name to the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association on September 15, 1960.
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