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Bills that have passed the Legislature are shown in bold text with an * preceding them.

HARASSMENT  HARASSMENT RSS Feed
               
Antiharassment protection orders, moving to a single civil protection orders chapter: HB 1320, SHB 1320, * E2SHB 1320, CH 215 (2021), SB 5297
Antiharassment protection orders, updating and modifying: HB 1901, * SHB 1901, CH 268 (2022), SB 5845
Cyber harassment, involving electronic communication, gross misdemeanor or class C felony: SB 5628, * ESSB 5628, CH 231 (2022)
Cyber harassment, of criminal justice participant, class C felony: SB 5628, * ESSB 5628, CH 231 (2022)
Cyber harassment, when person previously convicted of doxing, class C felony: SB 5881
Employer harassment of employee, nondisclosure/nondisparagement agreements, void and unenforceable: HB 1795, * ESHB 1795, CH 133 (2022)
Hazing, felony, as harassment: SHB 1758
Schools, harassment/intimidation/bullying, model student handbook language for policies and complaints: HB 1900
Victim, terminating tenancy, landlord mitigation program role: HB 1593, * SHB 1593, CH 196 (2022)
Workplace harassment, nondisclosure requirement, prohibiting: SB 5520
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RSS Feed
               
Cosmetic products, toxic chemicals in, prohibitions: SSB 5703, 2SSB 5703
Cosmetic products, toxic chemicals in, prohibitions, and manufacturer information disclosure requirements: HB 1853, SB 5480, SB 5703
Hydrofluorocarbons and ozone-depleting substances, as refrigerants, regulating: HB 1050, SHB 1050, * E2SHB 1050, CH 315 (2021)
Latex gloves, in handling/preparation of food for sale, prohibiting use of: HB 1698
Lead, in school drinking water, sampling/testing at outlets, requirements: HB 1139, SHB 1139, * E2SHB 1139, CH 154 (2021)
Model toxics control act, expanding purpose to include environmental protection: SB 5857
Oil spills, financial responsibility requirements, including certificates: HB 1691, SHB 1691, * E2SHB 1691, CH 202 (2022)
Oil spills, statewide master oil and hazardous substance spill prevention and contingency plan, modifying provisions: * SB 5747, CH 54 (2022)
Petroleum/petrochemicals, high hazard facilities, skilled journeypersons in, wage rate criteria for: HB 1776
PFAS chemicals, priority consumer products for, identification of: HB 1694, * ESHB 1694, CH 264 (2022) PV
PFAS substances, surface/groundwater contamination by, requesting federal monitoring/mitigation assistance: SJM 8001
HAZARDOUS WASTE  HAZARDOUS WASTE RSS Feed
               (See also ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; SOLID WASTE)
Batteries, large format, possible battery stewardship program participation by producers of: HB 1896, SHB 1896
Batteries, portable and medium-format, battery stewardship organizations and plans, producer participation in: HB 1896, SHB 1896
Model toxics control act, expanding purpose to include environmental protection: SB 5857
Model toxics control capital account, grant/loan program for local government remedial cleanup actions, modifying: * SB 5895, CH 102 (2022)
Nuclear site, Hanford, replacing with "radiological hazardous waste facility" for occupational disease presumption: SB 5890, * SSB 5890, CH 62 (2022)
Plastic carryout bags, single-use, alternatives to, delaying requirements for: HB 1053, SHB 1053
Plastic packaging material, nonbiodegradable, suspending production/usage/sale in favor of biodegradable materials: HB 2116
Plastic packaging, producer responsibility programs for: HB 1118, SB 5022
Plastic packaging/film/food service/other products, compostable/noncompostable, labeling to indicate: HB 1799, SHB 1799, * E2SHB 1799, CH 180 (2022), SB 5731
Plastic products, biodegradable, labeling supported by national/international test methods: HB 1686, SB 5852
Polystyrene products, expanded, sales and distribution prohibitions: HB 1118, SB 5022, SSB 5022, * E2SSB 5022, CH 313 (2021)
Radioactive waste, all radiological hazardous waste facility personnel exposed to, occupational disease presumption: SB 5890, * SSB 5890, CH 62 (2022)
HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC  HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC RSS Feed
               (See also ABORTION; ANDY HILL CANCER RESEARCH ENDOWMENT (CARE) FUND; COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; DRUGS; EMERGENCY, STATE OF; ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY; FIRE PROTECTION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; HAZARDOUS WASTE; HEALTH CARE; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL; HEALTH DISTRICTS, LOCAL; HEALTH, BOARDS OF, LOCAL; HEALTH, DEPARTMENT; LABOR; LABOR AND INDUSTRIES, DEPARTMENT; MINORITIES; SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; SOLID WASTE; SPORTS AND RECREATION; WATER)
AIDS, Mrs. Phyllis Little-Epamynondas and her work with People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), honoring: * SR 8647 (2022)
Alzheimer's disease/dementia, dementia action collaborative, establishing: HB 1646, * SHB 1646, CH 120 (2022)
Blood donation, including via apheresis, by persons age 16 or 17: SB 5179, * SSB 5179, CH 16 (2021)
Bone marrow donation, awareness of, public school instruction in: SB 5594, SSB 5594
Breast implant surgery, informing patient and receiving informed consent for, physician requirements: SB 5441, 2ESSB 5441
Breast milk, donor human milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SSB 5702, * E2SSB 5702, CH 236 (2022)
Breast milk, donor, for inpatient use, coverage for: SB 5702
Breast pumps/repair/parts/supplies, sales and use tax exemptions: HB 1535
Cancer, biomarker testing prior authorization exemption for patients with, when: HB 1689, * ESHB 1689, CH 123 (2022)
Cancer, breast, high risk for, contralateral prophylactic mastectomies when, health plan coverage for: SB 5906
Cancer, breast, magnetic resonance imaging screening for, as adjunct to mammography, coverage for: SB 5716
Cancer, comprehensive private nonprofit center, public-private collaboration with higher education institution: * EHB 1744, CH 71 (2022)
Cancer, lung cancer, urging residents to learn about risks of and be screened for: SR 8616
Cancer, positive colorectal screening test for, colonoscopy due to, prohibiting insurance cost sharing for: HB 1939
Cancer, research concerning, appropriation to Andy Hill cancer research endowment (CARE) fund for: SB 5809
Cancer, research concerning, increasing funding with modified vapor products excise tax structure: HB 1676
Cancer, terminal, extraordinary medical placements for offenders in dept. of corrections custody with, when: SB 5684
Cardiac and stroke emergencies, current system response for, evaluating: HB 1995, SB 5821, * SSB 5821, CH 58 (2022)
Cognitive impairment, person with, when lacking capacity to provide informed consent for health care treatment: SB 5185, * SSB 5185, CH 270 (2021)
Contraception, immediate postpartum, health insurers to pay separately for: * HB 1651, CH 122 (2022)
Cosmetic products, marketed to women of color and with potentially harmful ingredients, plan for testing: HB 1853, SB 5480, SB 5703, SSB 5703, 2SSB 5703
Cosmetic products, toxic chemicals in, prohibitions: SSB 5703, 2SSB 5703
Cosmetic products, toxic chemicals in, prohibitions, and manufacturer information disclosure requirements: HB 1853, SB 5480, SB 5703
COVID-19 pandemic, creating COVID-19 public health response account for statewide response to: HB 1334, HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), SB 5344
COVID-19 pandemic, reenacting COVID-19 public health response account for statewide response to: SB 5616, SSB 5616, * 2SSB 5616, CH 157 (2022)
COVID-19, acquired immunities to, DOT hiring or rehiring of maintenance/preservation employees with: HB 1963
COVID-19, health care provider use of "known" drug/biological product/mineral/vitamin remedies to prevent/treat/cure: HB 2065
COVID-19, spread of, via fur farming and fur products manufacturing/production, prohibitions to reduce: HB 1375
COVID-19, spread of, via fur farming, fur products sale/trade/distribution prohibitions to reduce: SB 5708, SB 5973
Crab, biotoxin contamination regulation of, department of health authority for: HB 1508, SHB 1508
Dementia, dementia action collaborative, establishing: HB 1646, * SHB 1646, CH 120 (2022)
Diabetes, insulin drugs, maximum insurance coverage enrollee payment for 30-day supply, reducing: SB 5546
Diabetes, insulin, maximum insurance enrollee 30-day supply cost, reducing: * SSB 5546, CH 10 (2022)
Diabetes, insulin, once-yearly emergency 30-day supply of, strategies for providing: * SHB 1728, CH 205 (2022), SB 5546
Diabetes, insulin, total cost of insulin work group, expanding duties and extending expiration of: SB 5546
Diabetes, insulin, total cost of insulin work group, extending deadlines/expiration of: HB 1728, * SHB 1728, CH 205 (2022)
Dialysis device/dialysate manufacturers dispensing directly to patients, certain exemptions: HB 1675, * SHB 1675, CH 23 (2022), SB 5507
Diapers, adult and baby, sales and use tax exemptions: ESB 5309, SB 5915
Diapers/diaper services, infant/toddler/child, sales and use tax exemptions: HB 1535
Diapers/other necessities, for child under 3 years, monthly TANF payments to families for: HB 1947, SHB 1947, SB 5838, * SSB 5838, CH 100 (2022)
Disease/notifiable condition/public health threat information, personal identifying, disclosure exemption: HB 1328
Diseases, contagious/infectious, involuntary quarantine/isolation/detention to control, prohibiting: HB 2030
Diseases, rare, advisory council on, establishment and duties of: SB 5886, SSB 5886
Drowning, cold-water shock, due to jumping into waterways, preventing: HB 1595, SHB 1595, SB 5673, SSB 5673
Epidemics/pandemics, local preparedness and response plans for, local health jurisdictions to develop/implement: HB 1442
Epidemics/pandemics, viral infections/severe disease prevention, health professionals committee, convening: HB 1442
Epilepsy/seizure disorders, students with, health plans and parent-designated adults for: HB 1085, * SHB 1085, CH 29 (2021)
Fertility services, health plan coverage for: HB 1730, SB 5647
Fireworks, consumer, city or county limits or prohibition: HB 1059, SHB 1059, HB 1638, SHB 1638
Fluoridation of drinking water, in public water systems, requirements: HB 1684, SHB 1684, SB 5587
Health care, selected laws/regulations, automatic waiver or suspension during state of emergency of: SB 5178
Health care, selected laws/regulations, timely consideration of waiver or suspension of, when: * ESSB 5178, CH 268 (2021)
Health education, in schools, public health education advisory committee, convening: HB 1149
Health education, in schools, public health knowledge/skills needed by students in grades 9-12: HB 1149
Health equity account, creating for statewide sweetened beverage excise tax revenue: SB 5371
Health equity account, sweetened beverage tax revenues in, community advisory board for use of, creating: SB 5371
Health equity zones, identifying and creating: SB 5052, SSB 5052, * E2SSB 5052, CH 262 (2021)
Health equity, in communities of color, Mrs. Phyllis Little-Epamynondas and her rich legacy for, honoring: * SR 8647 (2022)
Health-related measures, right to decline, despite laws/rules/order/directives addressing emergencies/diseases: HB 1305, HB 1317
HIV, antiviral drugs for, medicaid coverage when FDA-approved: HB 2079, SB 5551
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccination documents, forged/falsified, possession/use of, misdemeanor/felony: SB 5667
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccination proof for access to public places, prohibiting government from requiring: HB 1570
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, employees terminated or who left work due to mandate, unemployment compensation: SB 5864
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, employees terminated or who resigned due to declining, restoring to employment: SB 5680
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, equitable dose allocation before reverting county to more restrictive Roadmap phase: HB 1580, SB 5484
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, exemption for employees with positive antibody test: SB 5681
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, freedom to choose whether to receive: SB 5682
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, if added to list of school-required vaccines, exempting child using DOH form: SB 5682
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, if added to school-required vaccines, nonbinding without district adoption: SB 5777
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, immune protection from recovery from COVID-19 as at least as protective as: HB 1680
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, natural immunity verified by antibody test as alternative to proof of: SB 5681
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, planning/preparing/deploying using freed-up federal coronavirus funds: HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), SB 5344
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, prioritizing school teachers and classified/private school staff for receipt of: HB 1420
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, provider to inform patient of potential adverse reactions before administration: SB 5836
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccines, limiting new hospital information reporting duties to COVID patient care and: SB 5420
Immunization, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, exemption when medical/philosophical/religious objection: HB 1065
Immunization, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, prohibiting unless conditions met: HB 1065
Immunization, of school-age children, program for, modifying provisions: HB 1968
Immunization, right to decline, despite laws/rules/orders/directives addressing emergencies/diseases: HB 1305, HB 1317
Immunization, right to decline, religious/philosophical/personal objections: HB 1006
Immunization, role of emergency medical technicians via collaborative care with public health agencies: HB 1893, * SHB 1893, CH 136 (2022), SB 5754
Immunization, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: HB 1720, SB 5144
Immunization, vaccination proof for access to public places, prohibiting government from requiring: SB 5683
Immunization, vaccine in limited supply, health care entity providing privileged access to, prohibiting: SB 5418
Immunization/antibody status, legislators, segregation of/discrimination against/privileged status for, prohibiting: HB 1695
Immunizations, minimum required for schools/day care centers, prohibiting board of health from establishing: HB 1968
Insulin, purchase and distribution of, health care authority partnerships for: * ESSB 5203, CH 274 (2021)
Kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, as controlled substances, designating: SB 5743
Kratom, processor prohibitions, Washington kratom consumer protection act: SB 5941
Lacks, Henrietta, honoring, and recognizing her contribution to modern medicine: * SR 8604 (2021)
Latex gloves, in handling/preparation of food for sale, prohibiting use of: HB 1698
Lead, in school drinking water, sampling/testing at outlets, requirements: HB 1139, SHB 1139, * E2SHB 1139, CH 154 (2021)
Mammography, supplement magnetic resonance imaging breast cancer screening as adjunct to: SB 5716
Medical status, legislators, segregation of/discrimination against/privileged status for, prohibiting: HB 1695
Milk banks, donor breast milk from, for inpatient use, coverage for: SB 5702
Milk banks, donor human milk from, for inpatient use, coverage for: SSB 5702, * E2SSB 5702, CH 236 (2022)
Milk, donor breast milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SB 5702
Milk, donor human milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SSB 5702, * E2SSB 5702, CH 236 (2022)
Multiple system atrophy (MSA), observing March as multiple system atrophy awareness month: * SR 8618 (2021)
Musculoskeletal injuries, home office working practices related to, regulation of, prohibiting: EHB 1837
Musculoskeletal injuries, working practices related to, prohibition on regulating, repealing: EHB 1837
Newborn infants, screening test panel for, adding new disorder to, when: HB 1749
Oral health, fluoridation and unmet needs, oral health equity assessment in relation to, conducting: HB 1684, SHB 1684, SB 5587
Organ donation, national donate life month, recognizing April as: * HR 4647 (2022), * SR 8621 (2021), * SR 8646 (2022)
Organ donation, remembering donors and celebrating the lives of recipients: * HR 4647 (2022), * SR 8621 (2021), * SR 8646 (2022)
Organ donors, living donor act, insurance coverage protections via: SB 5003, * SSB 5003, CH 172 (2021)
Organ transport vehicles, for time urgent organs, definition and requirements: SB 5724
Osteoporosis, national osteoporosis month, recognizing and appreciating: * HR 4615 (2021)
PANDAS and PANS, patients with, and their families and health care practitioners, recognizing and honoring: * HR 4653 (2022)
Pandemics, statewide pandemic preparation and response task force, establishing, and creating account for: HB 1340
Pandemics, statewide pandemic response and recovery task force for after-action review, establishing: SHB 1340
Pandemics/epidemics, local preparedness and response plans for, local health jurisdictions to develop/implement: HB 1442
Pandemics/epidemics, viral infections/severe disease prevention, health professionals committee, convening: HB 1442
Parentage, assisted reproduction, false representation in, by provider, unprofessional conduct: SSB 5348
Pathogens of epidemiological concern, each hospital to adopt policy regarding: * HB 1739, CH 207 (2022)
Pathogens, gain-of-function research aiming to increase transmissibility/virulence of, prohibiting: SB 5804
Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndromes (PANS), patients/their families/health care practitioners, honoring: * HR 4653 (2022)
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS), patients with, honoring: * HR 4653 (2022)
Personal protective equipment, vendors of, database of, developing: SB 5302, SSB 5302
Personal protective equipment, Washington producers of, website of/report about/tax exemptions for: HB 1489
Pregnancy, complications of, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Pregnancy, ectopic, treatment for/miscarriage management, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Public health agencies, emergency medical technicians providing collaborative care with: HB 1893, * SHB 1893, CH 136 (2022), SB 5754
Public health measures, when infringing on any constitutional rights, prohibiting enforcement of: HB 1442
Public health services, foundational, account for, deposit of sweetened beverage excise tax revenues in: SB 5371
Public health services, foundational, comprehensive health services districts for, establishing and forming: SHB 1152
Public health services, foundational, comprehensive public health districts for, creating: HB 1152, SB 5173
Public health services, foundational, covered lives assessment funds to be used for: HB 1201, SB 5149, SSB 5149
Public health services, foundational, developing/recommending system for, work group for, creating: HB 1152, SHB 1152, SB 5173
Public health services, foundational, health districts for, and public health advisory, local, and community health advisory boards: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
Public health system and services, local boards of health and community health advisory boards, establishing: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
Public health system and services, public health advisory board, establishing: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
Public health, comprehensive health services districts for foundational services, establishing and forming: SHB 1152
Public health, comprehensive health services districts, advisory committees for district health boards, establishing: SHB 1152
Public health, comprehensive public health districts for foundational services, creating: HB 1152, SB 5173
Public health, comprehensive public health districts, advisory committees for district health boards, establishing: HB 1152, SB 5173
Quarantine, housing/rental assistance for persons in, revenue use for: HB 1069, SHB 1069, * E2SHB 1069, CH 296 (2021) PV
Quarantine, involuntary detention or isolation or, to control contagious/infectious disease, prohibiting: HB 2030
Reproduction, assisted, false representation in, by persons/health care providers/entities, class C felony: HB 1848
Reproduction, assisted, false representation in, by provider, class C felony: SB 5348
Reproduction, assisted, false representation in, by provider, conceived child cause of civil action for: SB 5348
Reproductive freedom, pregnant individual's right to choose or refuse to have abortion, provisions: * EHB 1851, CH 65 (2022), SB 5766
Reproductive health care, access to, provider organization acquisition impact on: SB 5335
Reproductive health care, access to, when health entity material change transactions occur, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Reproductive material/gametes, provider implanting theirs into patient without consent, 3rd degree assault, class C felony: HB 1848
Respiratory conditions, in children/teenagers, statewide home air quality improvement program, establishing: HB 1291
Scanners, body, at certain correctional facilities, pilot program: SB 5695, SSB 5695, * 2SSB 5695, CH 160 (2022)
Scanners, full body, at each correctional facility, requirements: SB 5646
Seizure disorders, students with, health plans and parent-designated adults for: HB 1085, * SHB 1085, CH 29 (2021)
Seizures/neurological symptoms/etc., children 18 or younger with, diagnostic services/genetic testing for: HB 1346
Sexual health education, comprehensive, sex trafficking, teaching how to prevent and avoid being recruited into: HB 2016
Sexual health education, comprehensive, student participation in, written parental/guardian approval before: SB 5805
Sexual health education, in schools, comprehensive, compliance dates for, delaying: HB 1422
Sexually transmitted diseases, furnishing of care for, raising age for consent of minor to 16 years of age for: HB 2041
Sickle cell trait and disease, sickle cell awareness week, celebrating: * SR 8632 (2022)
Stress, secondary traumatic, in K-12 workforce, model policy/procedure to prevent/address: HB 1363, * SHB 1363, CH 129 (2021)
Stroke and cardiac emergencies, current system response for, evaluating: HB 1995, SB 5821, * SSB 5821, CH 58 (2022)
Surgical smoke evacuation account, creating: * SHB 1779, CH 129 (2022)
Surgical smoke, smoke evacuation systems for, using: HB 1779, * SHB 1779, CH 129 (2022)
Tardive dyskinesia and its causes, encouraging awareness and seeking better understanding of: * HR 4646 (2022)
Terminal illness, extraordinary medical placements for offenders in dept. of corrections custody with, when: SB 5684
Terminally ill patients, in health care facilities, right to have visitors: HB 2117
Thyroid eye disease (TED), TED awareness week, third week of November 2022 as, recognizing: * HR 4640 (2022)
Traumatic brain injuries, head injury prevention program, reporting requirements: HB 1039
Traumatic brain injuries, incarcerated individuals, educational accommodation: HB 1044, SHB 1044, * 2SHB 1044, CH 200 (2021)
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination documents, forged/falsified, possession/use of, misdemeanor/felony: SB 5667
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination proof for access to public places, prohibiting government from requiring: HB 1570
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, employees terminated or who left work due to mandate, unemployment compensation: SB 5864
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, employees terminated or who resigned due to declining, restoring to employment: SB 5680
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, equitable dose allocation before reverting county to more restrictive Roadmap phase: HB 1580, SB 5484
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, exemption for employees with positive antibody test: SB 5681
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, freedom to choose whether to receive: SB 5682
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, if added to list of school-required vaccines, exempting child using DOH form: SB 5682
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, if added to school-required vaccines, nonbinding without district adoption: SB 5777
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, immune protection from recovery from COVID-19 as at least as protective as: HB 1680
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, natural immunity verified by antibody test as alternative to proof of: SB 5681
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, planning/preparing/deploying using freed-up federal coronavirus funds: HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), SB 5344
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, prioritizing school teachers and classified/private school staff for receipt of: HB 1420
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, provider to inform patient of potential adverse reactions before administration: SB 5836
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccines, limiting new hospital information reporting duties to COVID patient care and: SB 5420
Vaccination, immunization program for school-age children, modifying provisions: HB 1968
Vaccination, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, exemption when medical/philosophical/religious objection: HB 1065
Vaccination, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, prohibiting unless conditions met: HB 1065
Vaccination, minimum required for schools/day care centers, prohibiting board of health from establishing: HB 1968
Vaccination, right to decline, despite laws/rules/orders/directives addressing emergencies/diseases: HB 1305, HB 1317
Vaccination, right to decline, religious/philosophical/personal objections: HB 1006
Vaccination, role of emergency medical technicians via collaborative care with public health agencies: HB 1893, * SHB 1893, CH 136 (2022), SB 5754
Vaccination, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: HB 1720, SB 5144
Vaccination, vaccination proof for access to public places, prohibiting government from requiring: SB 5683
Vaccination, vaccine in limited supply, health care entity providing privileged access to, prohibiting: SB 5418
Vaccination/antibody status, legislators, segregation of/discrimination against/privileged status for, prohibiting: HB 1695
Vital statistics, birth resulting in stillbirth, certificate of, issuance, when: * HB 1031, CH 55 (2021), SB 5072
HEALTH CARE  HEALTH CARE RSS Feed
               (See also ABORTION; ANDY HILL CANCER RESEARCH ENDOWMENT (CARE) FUND; DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; DRUGS; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES; HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC; HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD, WASHINGTON STATE; INSURANCE; MENTAL HEALTH; MINORITIES; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER; VETERINARIANS)
Affordable/reproductive/end-of-life/gender affirming, access to, provider organization acquisition impact on: SB 5335
Appointments, medical, spoken language interpreters for, when medical provider provides, reimbursement: HB 2004, SB 5808
Biomarker testing, health care insurance coverage for, requiring: SB 5822
Biomarker testing, prior authorization exemption for cancer patients, when: HB 1689, * ESHB 1689, CH 123 (2022)
Cardiac and stroke emergencies, current system response for, evaluating: HB 1995, SB 5821, * SSB 5821, CH 58 (2022)
Charity health care and high-deductible insurance plan enrollment, studying: * SHB 1616, CH 197 (2022)
Charity health care, for indigent persons, hospital policies, guidelines for: HB 1616, * SHB 1616, CH 197 (2022)
Children, hearing instruments coverage for: HB 1047
Colon hydrotherapy, performed by certified colon hydrotherapist, when: * SB 5124, CH 179 (2021)
Colonoscopy, due to positive colorectal cancer screening test, prohibiting insurance cost sharing for: HB 1939
Community health workers, pediatric, preparation of and services provided by: SSB 5894
Contraception, immediate postpartum, health insurers to pay separately for: * HB 1651, CH 122 (2022)
Decisions, by patient-designated person for patient not competent to provide informed consent, when: HB 1197, ESHB 1197
Decisions, making for person without capacity to make them due to cognitive impairment, provisions: SB 5185, * SSB 5185, CH 270 (2021)
Devices, medical, demographic diversity in clinical trials program for: SB 5723, SSB 5723
Dialysis, dialysate/dialysis device manufacturers dispensing directly to patients, certain exemptions: HB 1675, * SHB 1675, CH 23 (2022), SB 5507
Durable medical equipment, OTC, shop local and save sales and use tax holiday to include: HB 2018
Entities, drug or vaccine privileged access for donors or board members, prohibiting: SB 5418
Entities, hospitals/systems/other, merger/acquisition/contracting affiliation between, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Entities, hospitals/systems/provider organizations, material change transactions between, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Gender-affirming care, access to, when health entity material change transactions occur, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Gender-affirming health care, access to, provider organization acquisition impact on: SB 5335
Gender-affirming treatment, health care coverage for, requirements and unfair practices by carriers: SB 5313, SSB 5313, * 2SSB 5313, CH 280 (2021)
Health care policies, proposed legislation on, equity impact statements for, when: HB 1264, SHB 1264, SB 5274
Health equity account, creating for statewide sweetened beverage excise tax revenue: SB 5371
Health equity account, sweetened beverage tax revenues in, community advisory board for use of, creating: SB 5371
Health equity zones, identifying and creating: SB 5052, SSB 5052, * E2SSB 5052, CH 262 (2021)
Health systems, transparency, consolidated income statement/balance sheet: HB 1272, SHB 1272, * E2SHB 1272, CH 162 (2021)
Health systems, transparency, data/activities/services/staffing/finances: HB 1272, SHB 1272, * E2SHB 1272, CH 162 (2021)
Health trust, whole Washington, creating: SB 5204
Hearing instruments, coverage for persons 18 or younger: HB 1047
Incarcerated individuals, reentry of, transition plan for meeting behavioral and physical health needs: SB 5588, SSB 5588
Informed consent, by minor under age of 16, prohibition of, and abolishing mature minor rule if in conflict with: HB 2041
Informed consent, by unaccompanied homeless youth for outpatient primary health care services, when: SB 5883, * SSB 5883, CH 291 (2022)
Informed consent, for breast implant surgery, physician requirements: SB 5441, 2ESSB 5441
Informed consent, person designated to provide, by patient when still retaining decision-making capacity: HB 1197, ESHB 1197
Informed consent, person lacking capacity to make health care decisions due to cognitive impairment: SB 5185, * SSB 5185, CH 270 (2021)
Magnetic resonance imaging, for supplemental breast cancer screening as adjunct to mammography: SB 5716
Mastectomies, contralateral prophylactic, due to high risk of breast cancer, health plan coverage for: SB 5906
Miscarriage management/ectopic pregnancies treatment, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Navigators, health, preparation of and services provided by: SB 5894
Parks/outdoor recreation spaces, "parks Rx" health and wellness pilot program, task force for developing, convening: SB 5292, SSB 5292
Pregnancy, complications of, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Primary care, behavioral health in, via health navigators and multi-payer primary care transformation model: SB 5894
Primary care, expenditures in WA, measuring/reporting on/increasing: SB 5589, * SSB 5589, CH 155 (2022)
Primary care, pediatric, via community health workers and multi-payer primary care transformation model: SSB 5894
Psilocybin products/services/service centers, advisory board and manufacturer/operator/facilitator/laboratory licensing: SB 5660
Reproductive health care, access to, provider organization acquisition impact on: SB 5335
Reproductive health care, access to, when health entity material change transactions occur, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Surrogate decision maker, designation by competent patient to health care provider, process for: ESHB 1197
Telebehavioral health programs, partnership access lines, various, modifications to: HB 1325, SHB 1325, * 2SHB 1325, CH 126 (2021)
Telemedicine, audio-only, delivery of services to covered persons via, reimbursement for: HB 1196, * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021), SB 5325
Telemedicine, audio-only, facility fee for, prohibiting originating- or distant-site hospitals from charging: * SHB 1708, CH 126 (2022)
Telemedicine, audio-only, facility fee for, prohibiting originating-site hospitals from charging: HB 1708
Telemedicine, audio-only, patient/provider "established relationship" before providing, requirements: HB 1821, * ESHB 1821, CH 213 (2022)
Telemedicine, audio-only, patient/provider "established relationship" before providing, studying need for: * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021)
Telemedicine, audio-only, trends/reimbursement/impact of, studying: * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021)
Telemedicine, audio/visual, medical assistants assisting during practitioner visit via interactive technology: * HB 1378, CH 44 (2021)
Telemedicine, collaborative for the advancement of, extending: * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021)
Telemedicine, consultation of out-of-state practitioner with in-state practitioner responsible for patient: SB 5423, * SSB 5423, CH 247 (2021)
Telemedicine, delivery of behavioral health services to covered persons via, reimbursement for: * SSB 5325, CH 100 (2021)
Telemedicine, services, health carrier reimbursement of provider at in-person total compensation amount: HB 1462
Telemedicine, Washington state telehealth collaborative, role of: * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021)
Telepsychology, psychology interjurisdictional compact act: HB 1286, * SHB 1286, CH 5 (2022)
Telepsychology, psychology interjurisdictional compact commission, establishing: HB 1286, * SHB 1286, CH 5 (2022)
Therapy animals and their human handlers, celebrating/honoring, and saluting therapy animal teams' service: * HR 4656 (2022)
Transportation, for hire nonemergency medical vehicles, high occupancy vehicle exempt decal for, when: HB 1510, SHB 1510
Transportation, organ transport vehicles for time urgent organs, definition and requirements: SB 5724
Universal health care commission, for creating coverage and access via unified financing system, establishing: * E2SSB 5399, CH 309 (2021)
Universal health care commission, for creating coverage and access via universal financing system, establishing: SB 5399, SSB 5399
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY  HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY RSS Feed
               (See also PUBLIC ASSISTANCE)
988 crisis hotline coordination with crisis call center hubs and behavioral health crisis response system, HCA role: * E2SHB 1477, CH 302 (2021)
988 crisis hotline system and behavioral health crisis system, HCA role: HB 1182, HB 1477, SHB 1477, SB 5209
Apple health and homes program, establishing, and office of apple health and homes, creating, HCA role: * ESHB 1866, CH 216 (2022)
Apple health and homes program, establishing, and office of health and homes, creating, HCA role: HB 1866
Behavioral health prevention and equity impact council, establishing, HCA role: HB 2035
Behavioral health services, access for minors, dedicated employee/parent portal/advisory groups, HCA role: HB 1800, * SHB 1800, CH 134 (2022)
Behavioral health services, performance measures, improvement projects, and value-based purchasing: SB 5157, * SSB 5157, CH 267 (2021)
Behavioral health workforce pilot program and training support grants for community treatment providers, establishing: HB 1504, SHB 1504
Behavioral health workforce pilot program and training support grants for various treatment providers, establishing: * E2SHB 1504, CH 170 (2021)
Behavioral health, mental health/substance use disorder providers grant program, HCA role: HB 1504, SHB 1504, * E2SHB 1504, CH 170 (2021)
Children and youth behavioral health work group, and convening of advisory group by, HCA role: HB 1890, SHB 1890, * 2SHB 1890, CH 76 (2022)
Community behavioral health agencies, appropriations for bridge funding for, HCA role: SB 5829
Community behavioral health agencies, employee recruitment/retention, reimbursement rate increase to fund, HCA role: SB 5829
Community behavioral health program, certain appropriations provided to HCA for, conditions and limitations for: * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Community behavioral health system, HCA oversight, significant relationships in lives of clients, supporting: SB 5412, SSB 5412
Community health workers, pediatric, services provided by and reimbursement of, HCA role: SSB 5894
Confined persons, reentry services work group, convening, HCA role: SB 5304, SSB 5304, * E2SSB 5304, CH 243 (2021) PV
Drug offenses, controlled substance/counterfeit/legend drug/marijuana, drug diversion database, HCA to develop: HB 1892
Drugs, personal use amounts of legend drugs and controlled and counterfeit substances, reviewing, HCA role: HB 1578
Fire departments, safe station pilot programs grant program, HCA role: SB 5074, ESSB 5074
Gender-affirming health care treatment, insurance coverage, requirements/unfair practices by carriers, HCA role: SSB 5313, * 2SSB 5313, CH 280 (2021)
Group insurance, HCA contracts with insurers for, performance standards: HB 1052
Group insurance, HCA contracts with insurers or carriers for, performance standards: * SHB 1052, CH 13 (2022)
Health benefit exchange, qualified health plans, standardized bronze/silver/gold plans, HCA role: * E2SSB 5377, CH 246 (2021)
Health benefit exchange, secure automatic voter registration at state agencies role of: SB 5636, 2SSB 5636
Health care cost transparency board, effect of public option plans enrollment on consumers, board to analyze: * E2SSB 5377, CH 246 (2021)
Health care cost transparency board, primary care expenditures in WA, increasing, board role: SB 5589, * SSB 5589, CH 155 (2022)
Health care, statewide all-payer health care claims database, role of: HB 1688, SHB 1688, * E2SHB 1688, CH 263 (2022), SB 5618
Healthy youth survey, cannabis revenues from dedicated cannabis account for, HCA role: SB 5796, SSB 5796, * E2SSB 5796, CH 169 (2022)
Insulin, covered insulin drugs, maximum PEBB/SEBB enrollee payment for 30-day supply, reducing: SB 5546
Insulin, maximum PEBB/SEBB enrollee payment for 30-day supply, reducing: * SSB 5546, CH 10 (2022)
Insulin, purchase and distribution of, HCA partnerships for: * ESSB 5203, CH 274 (2021)
Medicaid, ability to apply for persons incarcerated for less than 30 days: * SHB 1348, CH 166 (2021)
Medicaid, agreements with managed care systems, HCA to submit rates to systems before contract signing: HB 1959
Medicaid, annual mental health wellness exam by qualified mental health care provider, coverage for, HCA role: SB 5889
Medicaid, applicants/recipients, adjudicative proceeding application deadline, failing to meet, good cause exception: SB 5729, * SSB 5729, CH 163 (2022)
Medicaid, behavioral health support specialist services coverage under, HCA role: SB 5884, SSB 5884, E2SSB 5884
Medicaid, children's mental health assessment/diagnosis, from birth through 5 years of age, HCA role: HB 1325, SHB 1325, * 2SHB 1325, CH 126 (2021)
Medicaid, children, early and periodic screening/diagnosis/treatment schedules, aligning with certain standards: SB 5912, SSB 5912
Medicaid, clubhouses and peer-run organizations for persons with mental illness, HCA role: ESB 5328
Medicaid, developmental/intellectual disabilities, individuals with, employment/community inclusion provider rates: SB 5790
Medicaid, donor breast milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SB 5702
Medicaid, donor human milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SSB 5702, * E2SSB 5702, CH 236 (2022)
Medicaid, enrollees, in-network services for, ambulatory surgical facility/hospital role: SB 5377
Medicaid, federal, when ineligible due to immigration status, state-only coverage/plans, HCA role: HB 1191
Medicaid, HIV antiviral drugs coverage when FDA-approved: HB 2079, SB 5551
Medicaid, hospitals and public option plans in connection with in-network services for enrollees of: * E2SSB 5377, CH 246 (2021)
Medicaid, long-term care, consumer directed employer program, rate-setting board and employer provisions: SB 5258, * SSB 5258, CH 186 (2021)
Medicaid, managed care contracts, enrollees discharged from inpatient behavioral health, housing services for: HB 1860, SHB 1860, * 2SHB 1860, CH 215 (2022)
Medicaid, managed care organizations, agency employee recruitment/retention, reimbursement rate increase to fund: SB 5829
Medicaid, managed care, genetic testing for children with seizures/neurological symptoms/etc.: HB 1346
Medicaid, medicaid expenditure forecast work group, creating, HCA cooperative role: SB 5620, SSB 5620
Medicaid, pediatric primary care, multi-payer primary care transformation model, HCA role: SSB 5894
Medicaid, postpartum coverage for postpartum/pregnant persons, extending, HCA role: SB 5068, * SSB 5068, CH 90 (2021)
Medicaid, prescription drugs for mental health conditions, utilization management for, prohibiting, when: SB 5794, ESSB 5794
Medicaid, primary care expenditures in WA, measuring/reporting on/increasing: SB 5589, * SSB 5589, CH 155 (2022)
Medicaid, primary care, behavioral health in, multi-payer primary care transformation model to aid, HCA role: SB 5894
Medicaid, primary care, pediatric community health workers, reimbursement of, HCA role: SSB 5894
Medicaid, program integrity activities, HCA oversight/duties: SB 5620, SSB 5620
Medicaid, state plan, adding minor behavioral health partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient programs to: SB 5736, SSB 5736, * 2SSB 5736, CH 94 (2022)
Medicaid, suspense status, for persons incarcerated for less than 30 days, prohibiting, HCA role: HB 1348, * SHB 1348, CH 166 (2021)
Medicaid, suspense status, pre-release medical assistance reinstatement for confined persons in, HCA role: SB 5304, SSB 5304, * E2SSB 5304, CH 243 (2021) PV
Medicaid, telemedicine, audio-only, patient/provider "established relationship" before providing, requirements: HB 1821, * ESHB 1821, CH 213 (2022)
Medical assistance clients, exiting inpatient behavioral health settings, homelessness/housing instability: HB 1860, SHB 1860, * 2SHB 1860, CH 215 (2022)
Medical assistance, mental health wellness exam by qualified mental health care provider, coverage for, HCA role: SB 5889
Medical assistance, persons enrolled in, supportive housing and community support services benefits for, when: * ESHB 1866, CH 216 (2022)
Medical assistance, persons enrolled in, supportive housing benefit for, when: HB 1866
Opioid overdose reversal medication bulk purchasing and distribution program, establishing, HCA role: * 2SSB 5195, CH 273 (2021)
Opioid overdose reversal medication, dispensing/distributing or prescribing, assisting hospital/agency compliance, HCA role: * 2SSB 5195, CH 273 (2021)
Opioid overdose reversal medication, dispensing/prescribing, assisting hospital/community agency compliance, HCA role: SSB 5195
Peer specialists, including trainees, certified, profession of, creating, HCA role: HB 1865, SHB 1865, 2SHB 1865
Prescription drug affordability board, establishing, HCA role: HB 1671, SB 5532, SSB 5532, * 2SSB 5532, CH 153 (2022)
Prescription drugs, cost-sharing amounts to be counted against out-of-pocket maximum, deductible, etc.: HB 1713, SB 5610, * SSB 5610, CH 228 (2022)
Prescription drugs, generic, production/distribution/purchase of, HCA partnerships for: SB 5203, * ESSB 5203, CH 274 (2021)
Prescription drugs, unsupported price increases, protections from, HCA role: SB 5020, SSB 5020
Public employees' benefits board medical benefits administration account, eliminating: SSB 5616, * 2SSB 5616, CH 157 (2022)
Public employees' benefits board, advanced registered nurse practitioners, reimbursing at physician rate: SB 5704, SSB 5704
Public employees' benefits board, behavioral health in primary care, multi-payer primary care transformation model: SB 5894
Public employees' benefits board, benefits for unrepresented employees of educational service districts: HB 1757, SB 5562
Public employees' benefits board, covered insulin drugs, maximum enrollee payment for 30-day supply, reducing: SB 5546
Public employees' benefits board, donor breast milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SB 5702
Public employees' benefits board, donor human milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SSB 5702, * E2SSB 5702, CH 236 (2022)
Public employees' benefits board, dual enrollment in PEBB and SEBB, prohibiting: * SB 5322, CH 18 (2021)
Public employees' benefits board, enrollees, in-network services for, ambulatory surgical facility/hospital role: SB 5377
Public employees' benefits board, fertility services, health plan coverage for: HB 1730, SB 5647
Public employees' benefits board, health care plans, genetic testing for children with seizures, etc.: HB 1346
Public employees' benefits board, health care plans, services via audio-only telemedicine: HB 1196, * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021), SB 5325
Public employees' benefits board, hospitals/public option plans/in-network services for enrollees in plans of: * E2SSB 5377, CH 246 (2021)
Public employees' benefits board, insulin, enrollee 30-day supply cost: * SSB 5546, CH 10 (2022)
Public employees' benefits board, pediatric primary care, multi-payer primary care transformation model, HCA role: SSB 5894
Public employees' benefits board, prescription drugs for mental health conditions, continuity of coverage of: SB 5794, ESSB 5794
Public employees' benefits board, retired/disabled school employee coverage: HB 1040, SB 5718
Public employees' benefits board, separated PERS/SERS/TRS plan 2 member insurance participation: HB 1911, SB 5700
Public employees' benefits board, telemedicine/audio-only, "established relationship" before providing: HB 1821, * ESHB 1821, CH 213 (2022)
Public employees' benefits board, wraparound services for persons under 21 years of age: HB 1461
School employees' benefits board, advanced registered nurse practitioners, reimbursing at physician rate: SB 5704, SSB 5704
School employees' benefits board, behavioral health in primary care, multi-payer primary care transformation model: SB 5894
School employees' benefits board, covered insulin drugs, maximum enrollee payment for 30-day supply, reducing: SB 5546
School employees' benefits board, donor breast milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SB 5702
School employees' benefits board, donor human milk for inpatient use, coverage for: SSB 5702, * E2SSB 5702, CH 236 (2022)
School employees' benefits board, dual enrollment in PEBB and SEBB, prohibiting: * SB 5322, CH 18 (2021)
School employees' benefits board, enrollees, in-network services for, ambulatory surgical facility/hospital role: SB 5377
School employees' benefits board, fertility services, health plan coverage for: HB 1730, SB 5647
School employees' benefits board, health care plans, genetic testing for children with seizures, etc.: HB 1346
School employees' benefits board, health care plans, services via audio-only telemedicine: HB 1196, * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021), SB 5325
School employees' benefits board, hospitals/public option plans/in-network services for enrollees in plans of: * E2SSB 5377, CH 246 (2021)
School employees' benefits board, insulin, enrollee 30-day supply cost: * SSB 5546, CH 10 (2022)
School employees' benefits board, pediatric primary care, multi-payer primary care transformation model, HCA role: SSB 5894
School employees' benefits board, prescription drugs for mental health conditions, continuity of coverage of: SB 5794, ESSB 5794
School employees' benefits board, retired/disabled school employee coverage: SB 5718
School employees' benefits board, telemedicine/audio-only, "established relationship" before providing: HB 1821, * ESHB 1821, CH 213 (2022)
School employees' benefits board, wraparound services for persons under 21 years of age: HB 1461
Substance use disorder and substance misuse, various efforts and programs for, HCA role: * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Substance use disorder treatment, grant program for services for certain individuals, establishing, HCA role: * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Substance use disorder treatment, homeless outreach stabilization and transition program, establishing, HCA role: * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Substance use disorder treatment, planned admission for, prior authorization by health plan/MCO, when: HB 1464
Substance use disorder treatment, recovery navigator programs, BHASO's to establish, HCA role: * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Substance use disorder, community-based outreach/intensive care management programs, establishing, HCA role: HB 1578
Substance use disorder, expanded recovery support services program, establishing, HCA role: HB 1578, * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Substance use disorder, treatment services grant program for certain low-income persons with, establishing, HCA role: HB 1578
Substance use disorder, various appropriations to certain agencies in connection with: * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Substance use recovery services advisory committee, establishing, HCA role: HB 1499, SHB 1499, HB 1558, HB 1578, * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Substance use recovery services plan, for measures to assist persons with SUD, establishing, HCA role: HB 1499, SHB 1499, HB 1558
Substance use/abuse and substance use disorder, prevention/reduction, dedicated cannabis account funds for, HCA role: * E2SSB 5796, CH 169 (2022)
Substances use recovery services plan, to assist persons with SUD, establishing, HCA role: HB 1578, * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Voter registration at state agencies, secure automatic, HCA role: SB 5636
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES  HEALTH CARE FACILITIES RSS Feed
               (See also ABORTION; HOSPITALS)
Ambulatory surgical facilities, in-network services for PEBB/SEBB/medical assistance enrollees: SB 5377
Assault, of a child, examination of suspected victim of, L&I to pay facility's costs: SB 5814, * SSB 5814, CH 171 (2022)
Behavioral health settings, inpatient, medical assistance clients exiting, homelessness/housing instability: HB 1860, SHB 1860, * 2SHB 1860, CH 215 (2022)
Behavioral health settings, inpatient, medical assistance clients exiting, housing-related care coordination: HB 1860, SHB 1860, * 2SHB 1860, CH 215 (2022)
Birthing centers or individuals, certain information received by DOH, repealing confidentiality of: SSB 5098
Birthing centers, births in, immediate postpartum contraception, health insurers to pay separately for: * HB 1651, CH 122 (2022)
Cancer center, comprehensive, private nonprofit, public-private collaboration with higher education institution: * EHB 1744, CH 71 (2022)
Coronavirus funds, federal, using for rural health centers, federally qualified health centers, and free clinics: HB 1368, SB 5344
Coronavirus funds, federal, using for rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, and free clinics: * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021)
Drugs or vaccines, providing privileged access for donors or board members to, prohibiting: SB 5418
Emergency services, health plan claims, nonparticipating providers/out-of-network services/dispute resolution: HB 1688, SHB 1688, * E2SHB 1688, CH 263 (2022), SB 5618
Health entities, hospitals/systems/provider organizations, material change transactions between, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Health entities, various, merger/acquisition/contracting affiliation between, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Health systems, transparency, consolidated income statement/balance sheet: HB 1272, SHB 1272, * E2SHB 1272, CH 162 (2021)
Health systems, transparency, data/activities/services/staffing/finances: HB 1272, SHB 1272, * E2SHB 1272, CH 162 (2021)
Hospice care centers, terminally ill patients in, right to have visitors: HB 2117
Hospital/hospital system, acquisition of, applying for/receiving approval of DOH, requirements/procedures: SB 5335
Miscarriage management/ectopic pregnancies treatment, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Nurses/nursing assistants, in hospitals, meal and rest breaks and use of overtime and on-call shifts, violations: HB 1868, SHB 1868, E2SHB 1868, SB 5751
Pregnancy, complications of, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Private establishments, pediatric transitional care services for drug-exposed infants, parent-child interaction: HB 1903
Provider clinics/affiliates, exempting from workforce education investment B&O tax surcharge: SB 5799, * SSB 5799, CH 170 (2022)
Reproduction, assisted, false representation in, by health care entities/providers, class C felony: HB 1848
School-based health center program office, establishing: HB 1225, * SHB 1225, CH 68 (2021)
Staffing, minimum staffing standards for nurses/nursing assistants/ancillary health care personnel: HB 1868, SHB 1868, E2SHB 1868, SB 5751
Strangulation, nonfatal, victims of, exam costs payment by state, when: SB 5183, SSB 5183, * 2SSB 5183, CH 269 (2021)
Terminally ill patients, in health care facilities, right to have visitors: HB 2117
Vaccines or drugs, providing privileged access for donors or board members to, prohibiting: SB 5418
Workers, paid administrative leave during public health emergency for, when: HB 1242
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS RSS Feed
               (See also ABORTION; COUNSELORS AND COUNSELING; DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES; INSURANCE; LONG-TERM CARE; MENTAL HEALTH; SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER; VETERINARIANS)
Abortion, right to, limiting based on gestational age/fetal heartbeat, practitioner requirements/unlawful acts/penalties: HB 2121
Acupuncture and Eastern medicine, as revised name for profession: * SB 5018, CH 87 (2021)
Acupuncture and Eastern medicine, point injection therapy: * SB 5018, CH 87 (2021)
Anesthesiologist assistants, licensure and role of: SB 5605
Assistants, medical, hemodialysis technicians, applicants for certification as: SB 5499
Assistants, medical, telemedicine practitioner visits assistance by, via interactive A/V telemedicine technology: * HB 1378, CH 44 (2021)
Audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact and compact commission, establishing: HB 1043, SHB 1043
Birth doulas, state-certified, requirements for certification as: HB 1881, * ESHB 1881, CH 217 (2022)
Blockchain technology/applications, Washington blockchain work group, establishing: HB 1729, SHB 1729, SB 5544, * ESSB 5544, CH 226 (2022)
Boards/commissions/advisory committees, member composition/compensation/qualifications/quorums for various: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Capital projects, 4-year colleges, supporting health care/behavioral health occupations degree programs enrollment: HB 1949
Chiropractic quality assurance commission, member citizenship qualification, removing: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Colon hydrotherapists, certification of, and mandatory affiliation with naturopath: * SB 5124, CH 179 (2021)
Community health workers, pediatric, preparation of and services provided by: SSB 5894
Contraception, immediate postpartum, separate billing by providers for, health insurers to allow: * HB 1651, CH 122 (2022)
Eastern medicine, acupuncture and, as revised name for profession: * SB 5018, CH 87 (2021)
Eastern medicine, acupuncture and, point injection therapy: * SB 5018, CH 87 (2021)
Emergency medical services providers, practicing under provisional emergency services provider certification, when: * SHB 1893, CH 136 (2022), SSB 5900
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics, licensed in another state, provisional license for: SB 5900
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics, provisional emergency services provider certification for, when: * SHB 1893, CH 136 (2022), SSB 5900
Emergency medical technicians, providing communicable disease collaborative care with public health agencies: HB 1893, * SHB 1893, CH 136 (2022), SB 5754
Emergency services, nonparticipating providers/out-of-network services/dispute resolution: HB 1688, SHB 1688, * E2SHB 1688, CH 263 (2022), SB 5618
Employees, health care workers, paid administrative leave during public health emergency for, when: HB 1242
Employees, health care, hazard pay retention bonus for, when: SSB 5911
Employees, health care, practicing in COVID units, hazard pay retention bonus for: SB 5911
Employees, health care, unemployment and workers' compensation benefits, when: SB 5190, * ESSB 5190, CH 251 (2021)
Forensic pathologists, board-certified, critical shortage of, studying: SSB 5776
Health care, injuries resulting from, actions against providers for, standard of care law and proof of injury: SB 5271, * SSB 5271, CH 241 (2021)
Health care/behavioral health occupations with current/projected shortages, information on: HB 1949
Health equity continuing education training for health professions, requirements: SB 5229, * ESSB 5229, CH 276 (2021)
Health equity curriculum, for medical students, development by UW/WSU schools of medicine: SB 5228, * SSB 5228, CH 96 (2021)
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, contracts reflecting underrepresented populations: HB 1504, SHB 1504, * E2SHB 1504, CH 170 (2021)
Hearing and speech, board of, audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact role of: SHB 1043
Hearing and speech, board of, member compensation, quorums, and other changes: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Home care aides, long-term care workers certification as: HB 1120, * ESHB 1120, CH 203 (2021)
Home care aides, nurse delegation of glucose testing/monitoring to, when: HB 1120, HB 1124, * SHB 1124, CH 14 (2022)
Hospitals, providers charging facility fee, limited to fee for services provided on hospital's campus: HB 1862
Hospitals/provider-based clinics, charging a facility fee, notice requirements: HB 1862
Impaired practitioner programs, as health programs, contracts with physician health or SUD monitoring program: HB 1654, SB 5496, * SSB 5496, CH 43 (2022)
Impaired practitioner programs, as health programs, requirements under uniform disciplinary act: HB 1654, SB 5496, * SSB 5496, CH 43 (2022)
Incompetence/misconduct, other provider charges/evidence, committee/board info and documents, certain exemptions for: SSB 5098
Incompetence/misconduct, other provider charges/evidence, committee/board records, certain exemptions for: SB 5098
Insurance carriers, health, contracts with providers, prohibitions: HB 1160, SHB 1160, E2SHB 1160
Interpreters, spoken language, for medical appointments, when medical provider provides, reimbursement: HB 2004, SB 5808
Malpractice claims, monetary damages, accrual of interest: SB 5155, SSB 5155, E2SSB 5155
Massage, board of, member composition, compensation, and quorums for: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Medical assistants, telemedicine practitioner visits assistance by, via interactive A/V telemedicine technology: * HB 1378, CH 44 (2021)
Medical commission, anesthesiologist assistants licensure and regulatory role of: SB 5605
Medical commission, issuance of limited licenses to international medical school graduates: HB 1129, * SHB 1129, CH 204 (2021)
Medical commission, member composition/qualifications/other changes: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Medical school graduates, international, limited license for, when: HB 1129, * SHB 1129, CH 204 (2021)
Medical students, health equity curriculum for, development by UW/WSU schools of medicine: SB 5228, * SSB 5228, CH 96 (2021)
Midwives, licensed, limited prescriptive license extension and additional license extension for medical devices/implants: SB 5765, * SSB 5765, CH 289 (2022)
Miscarriage management/ectopic pregnancies treatment, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Music therapists, licensing of, and advisory committee, creating: SB 5848, SSB 5848
Naturopathic physicians, affiliation of certified colon hydrotherapists with: * SB 5124, CH 179 (2021)
Naturopathic physicians, controlled substances prescriptive authority, expanding: SB 5088
Naturopathic physicians, expanding scope of practice of: SB 5088
Naturopathy, board of, member compensation: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Navigators, health, preparation of and services provided by: SB 5894
Nurse educators, loan repayment program for, when teaching for approved nursing programs, establishing: * HB 2007, CH 276 (2022)
Nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, health carrier reimbursement at same rate as physicians: SB 5222
Nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, health coverage reimbursement at same rate as physicians: SB 5704, SSB 5704
Nurses, in hospital ER, dispensing/distributing opioid overdose reversal medication, requirements: * HB 1761, CH 25 (2022)
Nurses, in hospitals, nurse staffing committees concerning, transferring functions to hospital staffing committees: HB 1868, SHB 1868, E2SHB 1868, SB 5751
Nurses, long-term care settings, delegation of tasks to certified assistants or home care aides: HB 1120, HB 1124, * SHB 1124, CH 14 (2022)
Nurses, multistate licensing of, interstate commission of nurse licensure compact administrators, creating: SB 5247
Nurses, multistate licensing of, interstate nurse licensure compact of 2021: SB 5247
Nurses, nurse educator loan repayment program, when teaching for approved nursing programs, establishing: * HB 2007, CH 276 (2022)
Nurses, nurse forensic examiners for nonfatal strangulation victims: SB 5183, SSB 5183, * 2SSB 5183, CH 269 (2021)
Nurses, registered/licensed practical/vocational, multistate license to practice: SB 5247
Nurses, school, additional staffing units for funding of: SB 5922
Nurses, school, as physical/social/emotional support staff, allocations for: HB 1664, SHB 1664, * 2SHB 1664, CH 109 (2022), HB 1985, SB 5595, SSB 5595, 2SSB 5595, SB 5922
Nurses, school, at least one dedicated nurse on site for each public school, requiring: SHB 1664
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiner leaders, regional, pilot program, establishing: * HB 1622, CH 118 (2022)
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, adult/adolescent and pediatric, grant program for access to: SHB 1621
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, adult/adolescent and pediatric, stipend program for training: SHB 1621
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, grant program for access to: HB 1621
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, program for availability in E. WA: * HB 1622, CH 118 (2022)
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, stipend program for training: HB 1621
Nurses/nursing assistants, in hospitals, meal and rest breaks and use of overtime and on-call shifts, violations: HB 1868, SHB 1868, E2SHB 1868, SB 5751
Nursing assistants, alternative training and a competency evaluation, completion of: HB 1120, * ESHB 1120, CH 203 (2021)
Nursing assistants, certified, high school student CNA's/trainees utilization in rural hospitals, pilot programs for: SB 5892, SSB 5892
Nursing assistants, certified, nurse delegation of glucose testing/monitoring to, when: HB 1120, HB 1124, * SHB 1124, CH 14 (2022)
Nursing assistants, expired certificate reinstatement for, process: HB 1877
Nursing care quality assurance commission, executive director for, appointing: HB 1123
Nursing care quality assurance commission, executive director qualifications, modifying: * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Nursing care quality assurance commission, high school student CNA's/trainees use in rural hospitals, pilot programs: SB 5892, SSB 5892
Nursing care quality assurance commission, member citizenship qualification for, removing: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Nursing home administrators, board of, member composition/compensation/qualifications/quorums for: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Occupational therapists/therapy assistants, occupational therapy licensure compact: HB 1610, * SB 5518, CH 152 (2022)
Occupational therapy practice, board of, member compensation, quorums, and other changes: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Opioid overdose reversal medication bulk purchasing and distribution program, establishing: * 2SSB 5195, CH 273 (2021)
Opioid overdose reversal medication, dispensing or prescribing of, requirements: SSB 5195
Opioid overdose reversal medication, dispensing/distributing by nurse in hospital ER, requirements: * HB 1761, CH 25 (2022)
Opioid overdose reversal medication, dispensing/distributing or prescribing of, requirements: * 2SSB 5195, CH 273 (2021)
Opioid overdose reversal medication, prescribing of, requirements: SB 5195
Optometry board, compensation/qualifications/quorums/other changes: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Optometry, board of, members/proceedings/duties of, revising: SB 5542
Optometry, board of, proceedings and duties of, revising: SSB 5542
Optometry, practice of, modifying: SB 5542, SSB 5542
Orthotic and prosthetic services, advisory committee on, member citizenship qualification for, removing: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Osteopathic medicine and surgery, board of, member qualifications and quorums for: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Osteopathic physicians, impaired practitioner program, changes to: HB 1654, SB 5496, * SSB 5496, CH 43 (2022)
PANDAS and PANS, patients with, and their families and health care practitioners, recognizing and honoring: * HR 4653 (2022)
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians, licensed in another state, provisional license for: SB 5900
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians, provisional emergency services provider certification for, when: * SHB 1893, CH 136 (2022), SSB 5900
Personal protective equipment, during COVID emergency, provider reimbursement by health carrier: SB 5169, * SSB 5169, CH 94 (2021)
Physical therapy, board of, member composition, compensation, and quorums for: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Physical therapy, practice of, intramuscular needling, therapist authority to perform with endorsement: HB 1662
Physical therapy, profession of, and physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, recognizing: * HR 4629 (2021)
Physicians, fellow/residents, higher education schools of medicine, collective bargaining by, process for: SHB 1764, 2SHB 1764
Physicians, fellow/residents, U. of Washington school of medicine, collective bargaining by, process for: HB 1764, SHB 1764, 2SHB 1764
Physicians, impaired practitioner program, changes to: HB 1654, SB 5496, * SSB 5496, CH 43 (2022)
Physicians, performing breast implant surgery, informing patient and receiving informed consent for, requirements: SB 5441, 2ESSB 5441
Podiatric medical board, quorums for: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Podiatric physicians, impaired practitioner program, changes to: HB 1654, SB 5496, * SSB 5496, CH 43 (2022)
Pregnancy, complications of, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: * SSB 5140, CH 235 (2021)
Prescribing psychologists, certification of psychologist to exercise prescriptive authority as: HB 1863
Primary care, expenditures in WA, measuring/reporting on/increasing: SB 5589, * SSB 5589, CH 155 (2022)
Primary care, pediatric, and mental health, equity-focused curriculum for preparing community health workers: SSB 5894
Primary care, pediatric, and mental health, equity-focused curriculum for preparing health navigators: SB 5894
Prosthetics, orthotic and prosthetic services, advisory committee on, member citizenship qualification, removing: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Provider clinics/affiliates, exempting from workforce education investment B&O tax surcharge: SB 5799, * SSB 5799, CH 170 (2022)
Provider contracts, between hospitals/affiliates and health carriers, certain contractual provisions in, prohibiting: HB 1741, SHB 1741
Provider organizations/hospitals, contracting affiliation/other material change transactions between, requirements: HB 1809, SB 5688
Providers, of primary care services, medicaid reimbursement at higher rate: SB 5246
Providers, selected laws/regulations, automatic waiver or suspension during state of emergency of: SB 5178
Providers, selected laws/regulations, timely consideration of waiver or suspension of, when: * ESSB 5178, CH 268 (2021)
Providers, use of "known" drug/biological product/mineral/vitamin remedies to prevent/treat/cure COVID-19: HB 2065
Reproduction, assisted, false representation in, by provider, class C felony: HB 1848, SB 5348
Reproduction, assisted, false representation in, by provider, conceived child cause of civil action for: SB 5348
Reproduction, assisted, false representation in, by provider, unprofessional conduct: SSB 5348
Reproductive material/gametes, provider implanting theirs into patient without consent, 3rd degree assault, class C felony: HB 1848
Respiratory care practitioners, practice of respiratory care by, expansion of, and licensing requirements: HB 1383, * SHB 1383, CH 114 (2021)
Seizures/neurological symptoms/etc., children with, diagnostic services/genetic testing for, provider referral: HB 1346
Surgical procedures, smoke evacuation systems for, using, health care employer requirements: HB 1779, * SHB 1779, CH 129 (2022)
Surgical smoke evacuation account, creating: * SHB 1779, CH 129 (2022)
Telehealth, role of audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact in relation to: HB 1043, SHB 1043
Telemedicine, audio-only, delivery of services to covered persons via, reimbursement for: HB 1196, * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021), SB 5325
Telemedicine, audio-only, facility fee for, prohibiting originating- or distant-site hospitals from charging: * SHB 1708, CH 126 (2022)
Telemedicine, audio-only, facility fee for, prohibiting originating-site hospitals from charging: HB 1708
Telemedicine, audio-only, patient/provider "established relationship" before providing, requirements: HB 1821, * ESHB 1821, CH 213 (2022)
Telemedicine, audio-only, patient/provider "established relationship" before providing, studying need for: * ESHB 1196, CH 157 (2021)
Telemedicine, audio/visual, medical assistants assisting during practitioner visit via interactive technology: * HB 1378, CH 44 (2021)
Telemedicine, consultation of out-of-state practitioner with in-state practitioner responsible for patient: SB 5423, * SSB 5423, CH 247 (2021)
Telemedicine, services, health carrier reimbursement of provider at in-person total compensation amount: HB 1462
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, provider to inform patient of potential adverse reactions before administration: SB 5836
Washington health corps, nursing educator loan repayment program, establishing: * HB 2007, CH 276 (2022)
Workers' compensation claims, attending providers treating injured workers for, expanding list of authorized providers: SB 5784, SSB 5784
Workers' compensation claims, attending providers treating injured workers for, physician assistants as: SSB 5784
HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL  HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL RSS Feed
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Cannabinoid products, limiting sellers of certain, compliance/enforcement grant program for local departments: HB 2123, SB 5981, SSB 5983
Comprehensive health services districts, establishing, local health departments in context of: SHB 1152
Comprehensive public health districts, replacing current local health jurisdictions through creation of: HB 1152, SB 5173
Comprehensive public health services, health districts for, local boards of health and community health advisory boards, establishing: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
Contact tracing, personal information submitted to public health agencies for, disclosure exemption: SB 5113
Epidemics/pandemics, local preparedness and response plans for, local health jurisdictions to develop/implement: HB 1442
Fatality review teams, overdose and suicide, department establishment of: HB 1074
Fatality review teams, overdose/withdrawal/suicide, department establishment of: * SHB 1074, CH 190 (2022)
Health officers, requiring involuntary quarantine/isolation/detention to control contagious/infectious disease, prohibiting: HB 2030
Home air quality improvement program, statewide, establishing, local health jurisdictions role: HB 1291
Long-term care system, state, training materials for local health jurisdictions concerning, developing: HB 1218, * SHB 1218, CH 159 (2021)
Medical school graduates, international, limited license for, when nominated by local department: HB 1129, * SHB 1129, CH 204 (2021)
Microenterprise home kitchen operations, permit for, local jurisdictions role: HB 1258, SHB 1258, E2SHB 1258
Officers, local health, emergency health order issuance and actions by: SB 5037
Officers, local health, emergency health order issuance by: HB 1004, HB 1017, HB 1029
Open safe, open now plan, for reopening state, local health jurisdiction in county to determine Phase 4 readiness: HB 1553, SB 5473
Organic material waste, management by businesses, administration/enforcement by departments: SHB 1799, * E2SHB 1799, CH 180 (2022)
Vapor products enforcement, role of local health officers: HB 1345, SB 5266
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Boards of health, local, member expertise and lived experience, diversity requirements: HB 1110
Comprehensive health services districts, boards of health for, membership of: SHB 1152
Comprehensive public health districts, replacing current local health jurisdictions through creation of: HB 1152, SB 5173
Comprehensive public health services, health districts for, creation by one or more counties: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
HEALTH, BOARDS OF, LOCAL  HEALTH, BOARDS OF, LOCAL RSS Feed
               (See also COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL; HEALTH DISTRICTS, LOCAL)
Comprehensive health services districts, establishing, membership of local boards in context of: SHB 1152
Comprehensive public health districts, replacing current local health jurisdictions through creation of: HB 1152, SB 5173
Comprehensive public health services, health districts for, local boards of health and community health advisory boards, establishing: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
Members, expertise and lived experience of, diversity requirements: HB 1110
Quarantine, involuntary detention/isolation or, to control contagious/infectious disease, requiring of, prohibiting: HB 2030
HEALTH, DEPARTMENT  HEALTH, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also COUNSELORS AND COUNSELING; COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; EMERGENCY, STATE OF; HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC; HEALTH CARE; HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL; HOSPITALS; MENTAL HEALTH; PHARMACIES AND PHARMACISTS)
Anadromous fish protection and recovery, state goal for, DOH role: HB 1653
Behavioral health co-response services/programs, certification/training of co-responders, DOH role: SB 5644
Behavioral health disparities map, developing and maintaining, DOH role: HB 2035
Behavioral health support specialists, regulation/certification of, DOH role: SB 5884, SSB 5884, E2SSB 5884
Behavioral health, root causes of rising behavioral health issues in Washington communities, work group to study, DOH role: HB 2053
Birth doulas, state-certified, requirements for certification as, DOH role: HB 1881, * ESHB 1881, CH 217 (2022)
Birthing centers or individuals, certain information received by DOH, repealing confidentiality of: SSB 5098
Boards/commissions/advisory committees, member composition/compensation/qualifications/quorums for various: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Cannabinoids, products with THC above 0.3%, limiting sellers of, compliance/enforcement grant program, DOH role: HB 2123, SB 5981, SSB 5983
Cannabis laboratory quality standards, interagency coordination team for, creating, DOH role: * HB 1859, CH 135 (2022), SB 5699, SSB 5699
Cannabis, testing laboratory quality standards, establishing and maintaining, DOH role: * HB 1859, CH 135 (2022)
Cannabis-related duties of DOH, dedicated cannabis account appropriations for various: * E2SSB 5796, CH 169 (2022)
Cardiac and stroke emergencies, current system response for, evaluating, DOH role: HB 1995, SB 5821, * SSB 5821, CH 58 (2022)
Community health workers, pediatric, preparation of and services provided by, DOH role: SSB 5894
Contaminants, monitoring food supplies for, information from federal FDA related to, disclosure exemption for: * SB 5303, CH 99 (2021)
Crab, biotoxin contamination regulation of, DOH authority for: HB 1508, SHB 1508
Criminal justice integrated data system, creating, DOH role: SB 5776, SSB 5776
Data oversight council, creating, DOH to convene and chair: SB 5776, SSB 5776
Data, personal identity, verifiable credentials for protecting, government use of, DOH role: SB 5534
Death with dignity act, end-of-life care in connection with, department role: HB 1141, ESHB 1141
Dental therapists, licensing and practicing of, DOH role: HB 1885
Diseases, rare, advisory council on, establishing, DOH role: SB 5886, SSB 5886
Emergency health orders and actions, requirements due to education modality metrics: SB 5037
Emergency health orders, issuance by secretary, content and duration: HB 1004, HB 1017, HB 1029
Emergency health orders, issued by secretary, school in-person learning as required option unless prohibited by: SB 5464
Emergency orders/proclamations/directives, issued by DOH secretary, "open safe, open now" plan in relation to: HB 1553, SB 5473
Enforcement actions, burden of proof on department: SB 5081
Epidemic/pandemic local preparedness and response plans, development/implementation of, DOH role: HB 1442
Epidemics/pandemics, viral infections/severe disease prevention, health professionals committee, convening: HB 1442
Fentanyl, public outreach campaign concerning dangers of, DOH role: HB 1937
Health centers, school-based health center program office, establishing, DOH role: HB 1225, * SHB 1225, CH 68 (2021)
Health equity continuing education training for health professions, requirements, DOH role: * ESSB 5229, CH 276 (2021)
Health equity zones, identifying and creating, department role: SB 5052, SSB 5052, * E2SSB 5052, CH 262 (2021)
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, DOH role: HB 1504, SHB 1504, * E2SHB 1504, CH 170 (2021)
Health systems, transparency, data/activities/services/staffing/finances, DOH role: HB 1272, SHB 1272, * E2SHB 1272, CH 162 (2021)
Home air quality improvement program, statewide, establishing, DOH role: HB 1291
Hospital/hospital system, acquisition of, applying for/receiving approval of DOH, requirements/procedures: SB 5335
Justice, environmental, environmental health disparities map, developing/maintaining further, DOH role: SB 5141, SSB 5141, * E2SSB 5141, CH 314 (2021)
Justice, environmental, environmental health disparities map, using for greenhouse gas emissions reduction: HB 1577
Justice, environmental, environmental health disparities, department actions to reduce: SSB 5141, * E2SSB 5141, CH 314 (2021)
Justice, environmental, environmental health inequities, department actions to reduce: SB 5141
Long-term care facilities, epidemic disease preparedness and response for, report and guidelines on, DOH role: * SHB 1218, CH 159 (2021)
Long-term care facilities, epidemic disease preparedness and response guidelines for, DOH to develop: SB 5294, SSB 5294
Long-term care system, state, training materials for local health jurisdictions concerning, developing, DOH role: HB 1218, * SHB 1218, CH 159 (2021)
Marijuana, testing laboratory quality standards, establishing and maintaining, DOH role: SB 5699, SSB 5699
Medicaid, clubhouses and peer-run organizations for persons with mental illness, DOH role: ESB 5328
Medical commission, anesthesiologist assistants licensure and regulatory role of: SB 5605
Medical commission, issuance of limited licenses to international medical school graduates: HB 1129, * SHB 1129, CH 204 (2021)
Medical commission, member composition/qualifications/other changes: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Microenterprise home kitchen operations, regulation of and permits and pilot program for, DOH role: HB 1258, SHB 1258, E2SHB 1258
Military spouse employment act, DOH role: HB 1592
Music therapy advisory committee, creating, DOH role: SB 5848, SSB 5848
Navigators, health, preparation of and services provided by, DOH role: SB 5894
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, grant program, DOH role: HB 1621, SHB 1621
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, stipend program, DOH role: HB 1621, SHB 1621
Nursing care quality assurance commission, executive director for, secretary to appoint: HB 1123
Nursing care quality assurance commission, executive director qualifications, modifying: * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Nursing care quality assurance commission, member citizenship qualification for, removing: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Parks/outdoor recreation spaces, "parks Rx" health and wellness pilot program task force, DOH to convene: SB 5292, SSB 5292
Peer specialists, certified, Washington state certified peer specialist advisory committee, establishing: HB 1865, SHB 1865, 2SHB 1865
Peer specialists, including trainees, certified, profession of, creating, DOH role: HB 1865, SHB 1865, 2SHB 1865
Pharmacy quality assurance commission, language requirements for prescription drug containers/labels role of: HB 1852, SB 5840
Pharmacy quality assurance commission, language requirements for prescription drug containers/labels/information role of: ESHB 1852
Pharmacy quality assurance commission, member composition/compensation/qualifications/quorums for: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Poison control center, Washington, dedicated cannabis account appropriations for: * E2SSB 5796, CH 169 (2022)
Provider organization acquisitions, impact on affordable/reproductive/end-of-life/gender affirming health care, studying: SB 5335
Psilocybin products/services/service centers, advisory board and manufacturer/operator/facilitator/laboratory licensing: SB 5660
Psilocybin services wellness and opportunity act, Washington, DOH role: SB 5660
Psychology, examining board of, certifying of prescribing psychologists and adding relevant member: HB 1863
Psychology, examining board of, member composition/compensation/qualifications/quorums for: SB 5753, * SSB 5753, CH 240 (2022)
Public health districts, comprehensive, creation and functioning of, department role: HB 1152, SB 5173
Public health system and services, public health advisory board, establishing, DOH role: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
Public health, comprehensive health services districts, establishing and functioning of, DOH role: SHB 1152
Public water systems, placing in receivership, reimbursing receiver, and rehabilitating system, DOH role: HB 1948
Quarantine, involuntary detention/isolation or, to control contagious/infectious disease, requiring of, prohibiting: HB 2030
School and educational service districts, SUD/drugs/OTC meds/firearms information on websites, DOH role: HB 1759, SHB 1759
School drinking water, lead in, sampling/testing at outlets for, requirements, DOH role: HB 1139, SHB 1139, * E2SHB 1139, CH 154 (2021)
Sport practices/competitions, mandatory mask/face covering or COVID-19 testing for, prohibiting, when: HB 1887
Substance use disorder professionals/professional trainees, certification via apprenticeship program, DOH role: * EHB 1311, CH 165 (2021)
Tobacco/vapor product use prevention/cessation, funding via dedicated cannabis account appropriations: * E2SSB 5796, CH 169 (2022)
Tobacco/vapor product use prevention/cessation, funding via modified vapor products excise tax, DOH role: HB 1676
Vapor products, flavored, restricting sale of, DOH authority for, when: HB 2039, SB 5768
Vapor products, regulation of, comprehensive provisions, DOH role: HB 1345, SB 5266
Vapor products, regulation of, DOH role: HB 2039, SB 5768
Violence and death investigation resource center, establishing, DOH role: SB 5776, SSB 5776
Water, fluoridation and unmet oral health needs, oral health equity assessment in relation to, DOH to conduct: HB 1684, SHB 1684, SB 5587
Water, group A community public systems, water system plans to include climate resilience element, DOH role: SSB 5626
Water, group A public systems, water system plans to include climate resilience element, DOH role: SB 5626
Water, office of drinking water, public water system engineering assistance program to aid fluoridation: HB 1684, SHB 1684, SB 5587
Water, public systems, acquisition and rehabilitation program, climate resilience element role of DOH: SB 5626, SSB 5626
Water, reclaimed, treatment by on-site nonpotable water systems and reuse, risk-based standards, DOH role: HB 1184, * ESHB 1184, CH 156 (2021), SB 5087
Wilderness therapy programs, business licensing of, DOH role: SB 5056
HEALTH, STATE BOARD OF  HEALTH, STATE BOARD OF RSS Feed
               (See also HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC; HEALTH, BOARDS OF, LOCAL; HEALTH, DEPARTMENT)
Comprehensive health services districts, establishing/forming and functioning of, board role: SHB 1152
Comprehensive public health services, health districts for, local boards of health and community health advisory boards, board role: * E2SHB 1152, CH 205 (2021)
Drinking water, lead in school systems, sampling/testing at outlets, requirements, board role: SHB 1139, * E2SHB 1139, CH 154 (2021)
Emergency rules during COVID-19, limitations due to education modality metrics: SB 5037
Foundational public health services funding for board, when: HB 1152, SHB 1152, SB 5173
Health disparities, governor's interagency coordinating council on, duties of: SB 5105
Immunization, COVID-19 vaccine, if board adds to school-required vaccines, nonbinding without district adoption: SB 5777
Immunizations, minimum required for school/day care center attendance, prohibiting board from establishing: HB 1968
Quarantine, involuntary detention/isolation or, to control contagious/infectious disease, prohibiting rules authorizing: HB 2030
Sport practices/competitions, mandatory mask/face covering or COVID-19 testing for, prohibiting, when: HB 1887
Vapor products, allowable nicotine concentration for, board determination in rule: HB 2039, SB 5768
HEATING AND HEATERS  HEATING AND HEATERS RSS Feed
               
Clean heat standard, statewide, establishing: HB 1084, SB 5093
Heat pump and electrification program, for high-efficiency equipment, establishing: HB 1084, SHB 1084, SB 5093
HVAC heating/cooling systems, split ductless, HVAC/refrigeration specialty electrician work on: HB 1187
HISPANIC AFFAIRS, STATE COMMISSION  HISPANIC AFFAIRS, STATE COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Racial equity analyses, incorporation into audits/reviews/reports by JLARC, commission role: SB 5405, * ESSB 5405, CH 310 (2021) PV
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES  HISTORICAL SOCIETIES RSS Feed
               
Firearms, temporary transfers between owner and historical society, background check requirement exemption for: SB 5856, SSB 5856
United States, founding of, semiquincentennial committee for observing 250th anniversary of, establishing: SB 5756, * SSB 5756, CH 97 (2022)
United States, founding of, semiquincentennial committee for observing, WA state historical society role: SB 5756, * SSB 5756, CH 97 (2022)
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES  HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES RSS Feed
               
Americans of Chinese descent history month, each January as, designation of: ESB 5264
Black history month, celebrating: * HR 4603 (2021), HR 4604, * HR 4644 (2022)
Chinese American history month, each January as, designation of: SCR 8403
Daffodil festival, eighty-eighth anniversary of, recognizing: * HR 4619 (2021), * SR 8617 (2021)
Daffodil festival, eighty-ninth anniversary of, recognizing: * HR 4643 (2022), * SR 8641 (2022)
Data privacy day, commemorating: * HR 4642 (2022)
Donate life month, national, recognizing April as: * HR 4647 (2022), * SR 8621 (2021), * SR 8646 (2022)
Election day, as a state legal holiday: SB 5143
Evergreen State College, The, and its 50 years, celebrating: * HR 4636 (2022), * SR 8635 (2022)
Executive order 9066, eightieth anniversary, acknowledging: * HR 4645 (2022), * SR 8649 (2022)
Executive order 9066, seventy-ninth anniversary, acknowledging: * HR 4609 (2021), * SR 8607 (2021)
Fishing fleet, Washington state commercial, 2022 blessing of the fleet: * SR 8642 (2022)
Future educators month, February as, celebrating: * SR 8605 (2021)
Holocaust remembrance day, recognizing: * HR 4627 (2021)
Home school day, recognizing May 1st as: HB 1693
Indian civilization fund act, signing of, two hundred third anniversary of, acknowledging: * SR 8661 (2022)
Italian heritage month, in October, celebrating: * SR 8650 (2022)
Juneteenth, as school holiday: HB 1617, * SHB 1617, CH 198 (2022)
Juneteenth, as state legal holiday, establishing as: HB 1016, * SHB 1016, CH 295 (2021)
King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. day, observing: * HR 4601 (2021), * HR 4635 (2022), * SR 8603 (2021), * SR 8634 (2022)
Liberia, bicentennial of, commemorating: * SR 8652 (2022)
Lincoln, Abraham, sixteenth president, honoring on presidents' day: * HR 4607 (2021), * HR 4648 (2022)
Lunar New Year, acknowledging: * HR 4641 (2022), * SR 8640 (2022)
Lunar New Year, celebrating: * HR 4606 (2021), * SR 8609 (2021)
Military, women's armed services integration act, June 12, 1948, 74th anniversary of, acknowledging: * HR 4658 (2022)
Motorcycle safety awareness month, celebrating May as: SR 8636
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) awareness month, observing March as: * SR 8618 (2021)
National osteoporosis month, recognizing and appreciating: * HR 4615 (2021)
Physical therapy, 100 years of the profession of, recognizing: * HR 4629 (2021)
Planters Days, Woodland's centennial celebration of, recognizing June 16th through 19th, 2022, as: * HR 4654 (2022)
Presidents' day, celebrating: * HR 4607 (2021), * HR 4648 (2022)
Republic day in India, 2022, honoring: * HR 4638 (2022), SR 8638
Saint Patrick's Day, the Feast of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, commemorating the celebration of: * HR 4657 (2022)
Sickle cell awareness week, celebrating: * SR 8632 (2022)
Tardive dyskinesia awareness week, the week of May 1, 2022, as: * HR 4646 (2022)
TED (thyroid eye disease) awareness week, third week of November 2022 as, recognizing: * HR 4640 (2022)
United States, founding of, observing 250th anniversary of, semiquincentennial committee for, establishing: SB 5756, * SSB 5756, CH 97 (2022)
Washington state patrol, 100 years of service by: * HR 4622 (2021)
Washington, George, first president, honoring on presidents' day: * HR 4607 (2021), * HR 4648 (2022)
Western Governors University Washington, congratulating on its 10th anniversary: * HR 4623 (2021)
Women veterans day, June 12th, celebrating: * SR 8653 (2022)
Women's suffrage day, as state legal holiday on March 22: HB 1485
HOMELESS PERSONS  HOMELESS PERSONS RSS Feed
               (See also HOMES AND HOUSING; LOW-INCOME PERSONS)
Camping on public property, unauthorized, certain county prohibitions as condition for receiving certain funds: SB 5954
Camping on public property, unauthorized, misdemeanor, SHELTER act: SB 5107
Camping on public property, unauthorized, prohibitions as condition for imposing certain local sales/use taxes: HB 1526, HB 1541
Census of homeless persons, state, to include persons homeless when admitted to hospitals or jails: SB 5607, SB 5954
College students, homeless and foster care students pilot program, expanding access to: HB 1166, * SHB 1166, CH 62 (2021)
College students, homeless and foster care students pilot program, further expanding access to: HB 1601
Definitions, "homeless" and experiencing homelessness," for various purposes: HB 1221, * SHB 1221, CH 67 (2021)
Employment, immediate, programs for persons experiencing homelessness, grant program for establishing, creating: HB 2132
Encampments, camping on public property, unauthorized, SHELTER act: SB 5107
Encampments, office of intergovernmental coordination on public right-of-way homeless encampments, creating: SB 5662, SSB 5662, E2SSB 5662
Encampments, transitional, permit actions to site, SEPA exemption for, when: SB 5428, ESSB 5428
Encampments, waste generated by, grants to local governments to clean up: SB 5954
Homeless youth prevention and protection programs, office of, role of: HB 1905, SHB 1905, * 2SHB 1905, CH 137 (2022)
Housing and assistance, document-recording surcharges for: HB 1183, HB 2010
Housing and assistance, home sharing programs, aiding and funding: HB 1183
Housing and assistance, immediate employment programs, grant program for establishing, creating: HB 2132
Housing and assistance, special excise tax on lodging for: SB 5012, SSB 5012, SB 5978
Housing and assistance, transition to permanent housing, local government/nonprofit facilitation of, grants for: SB 5986
Housing and homelessness department, new state, legislative task force on creating a, establishing: HB 1987
Housing and services, proposals for authorizing when planning under GMA, process for reviewing: HB 1952
Housing and services, to avoid homelessness, William D. Ruckelshaus center to examine: * E2SHB 1277, CH 214 (2021)
Housing, addressing homelessness via estate tax revenue deposits in equity in housing account: HB 1465
Housing, apple health and homes program, establishing, and office of apple health and homes, creating: * ESHB 1866, CH 216 (2022)
Housing, apple health and homes program, establishing, and office of health and homes, creating: HB 1866
Housing, home sharing support grant program, creating: HB 1183
Housing, public building conversion grant program, creating: HB 1101
Housing, state's homeless housing strategic plan, provisions: HB 1277, SHB 1277, * E2SHB 1277, CH 214 (2021), SB 5279
Housing/facilities for homeless youth, revenues from special excise tax on lodging for: HB 1070, * ESHB 1070, CH 27 (2021)
Housing/shelters, emergency, hotel purchased by city/county for, use/occupancy limits under GMA for: SB 5591, SB 5986
Identicards for homeless persons, program to provide, creating: SB 5815, * ESSB 5815, CH 57 (2022)
Indigency, court authority to refrain from imposing costs on indigent defendant, when: HB 1412, SHB 1412, 2SHB 1412, 3SHB 1412, * E4SHB 1412, CH 260 (2022), SB 5486
Indigency, in connection with legal financial obligations, revised standard of: HB 1412, SHB 1412, 2SHB 1412, 3SHB 1412, * E4SHB 1412, CH 260 (2022)
Indigent offenders, convicted, counsel for, office of public defense to provide at state expense: SB 5772
Indigent persons, charity health care rendered to, hospital policy guidelines: HB 1616, * SHB 1616, CH 197 (2022)
Indigent tenants, unlawful detainer proceedings, virtual representation by attorney and participation: SB 5576
Job opportunities, local beautification projects pilot program: SB 5986
Job seekers, hard-to-place, homeless persons as, B&O/public utility tax credits for employers hiring: SB 5358, SSB 5358
Medical assistance clients, exiting inpatient behavioral health settings, homelessness/housing instability: HB 1860, SHB 1860, * 2SHB 1860, CH 215 (2022)
Men/male youth/boys, gender-based disparities and disproportionate negative outcomes for, efforts to reduce: HB 1917
Mobile mental health crisis intervention programs/services, emergency crisis assistance teams for, establishing: HB 1392
Reducing homelessness, using criminal justice local sales/use tax for: HB 1069, SHB 1069, * E2SHB 1069, CH 296 (2021) PV
Registration of persons using housing/SUD/other services, statewide program for, work group on, convening: SB 5986
Rental assistance, to prevent homelessness, certain account funds use for: SB 5156
Shelter communities, temporary emergency, sponsors/managing agencies/services/permits/responsibility plans: HB 2085, SB 5923
Shelter units, services for residents of, real estate sales excise tax revenue use for: HB 1069, SHB 1069, * E2SHB 1069, CH 296 (2021) PV
Shelters, emergency, hotel purchased by city/county for, use/occupancy limits under GMA for: SB 5591, SB 5986
Shelters, for homeless, city/county emergency overnight sites, requirements: SB 5107, SB 5867, SSB 5867, SB 5986
Shelters, temporary, for persons experiencing homelessness, cities/counties not required to adopt/enforce codes: SSB 5923
Shelters, temporary, permit actions to site, SEPA exemption for, when: SB 5428, ESSB 5428
Shelters, temporary, special excise tax on lodging for: SB 5012, SSB 5012, SB 5978
Sleeping outdoors on public property, when no alternative shelter available, prohibiting criminal sanctions for: HB 1576
Students, homeless, individual transportation arrangements for: HB 1808, SB 5581, SSB 5581
Students, homeless, school in-person instruction resumption priority groups for delivery to include: HB 1366, SHB 1366
Substance use disorder treatment, homeless outreach stabilization and transition program, establishing: * ESB 5476, CH 311 (2021) PV
Unsheltered and chronic homelessness, incidence and impact of, policies to reduce, enacting: SB 5954
Youth, housing stability for youth in crisis pilot programs, funding and assistance for counties implementing: HB 1905, SHB 1905, * 2SHB 1905, CH 137 (2022)
Youth, unaccompanied homeless, informed consent for outpatient primary health care services, when: SB 5883, * SSB 5883, CH 291 (2022)
Youth, unsheltered homeless, permanent housing solutions for youth/young adults/families with children: SB 5954
Youth/young adults, exiting publicly funded systems of care, rapid response teams/safe housing/care grants for: HB 1905, SHB 1905, * 2SHB 1905, CH 137 (2022)
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               (See also DISABILITIES, INDIVIDUALS WITH; GROWTH MANAGEMENT; HOMELESS PERSONS; HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION; IMPACT FEES; INSURANCE; LANDLORD AND TENANT; LODGING; LONG-TERM CARE; LOW-INCOME PERSONS; MANUFACTURED HOUSING AND MOBILE HOMES; REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY; TAX PREFERENCES - EXEMPTIONS, CREDITS, DEDUCTIONS, DEFERRALS, ETC.; TAXES - REAL ESTATE SALES EXCISE; UTILITIES)
Accessory dwelling units, city/county adoption of model code requirements for, incentives: HB 1337
Accessory dwelling units, city/county policies to encourage construction of, to meet affordable housing goals: SHB 1220
Accessory dwelling units, construction of, property tax exemption, when: SB 5033, SSB 5033
Accessory dwelling units, detached, when located outside of urban growth areas, requirements: HB 1298, SHB 1298, SB 5221
Accessory dwelling units, housing unit on same lot as, primarily renter-occupied: SB 5235
Accessory dwelling units, in urban growth areas, allowing construction of and removing barriers to: ESHB 1660
Accessory dwelling units, low-income rental, as physical improvements to single-family dwellings, property tax exemption, when: HB 1841, ESHB 1841
Accessory dwelling units, occupant limits in relation to short-term rentals and relevant to: HB 1660, * ESSB 5235, CH 306 (2021) PV,