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               (See also DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; DRUGS; EMERGENCY SERVICES; HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; HOSPITALS; LONG-TERM CARE; MEDICINE AND MEDICAL DEVICES; MENTAL HEALTH; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Alcohol poisoning, involving person under age 21, limited immunity when seeking medical assistance: * HB 1404, CH 112 (2013)
Alzheimer's disease, convening working group concerning: SB 6124
Alzheimer's disease, convening working group to develop state Alzheimer's plan: * SSB 6124, CH 89 (2014)
Ambulances, diversion to urgent care facilities, department of health to study: SB 5553
Behavioral health services, adult, using evidence- and research-based and promising practices to improve outcomes: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234, SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Billing of patients, charges and fees, providing meaningful estimate to patients and web site listing of common procedure charges: SB 5265
Birth control, requiring dispensing of contraceptive drugs for medicaid enrollees: HB 2022, SHB 2022, SB 5884
Blood, tissue, or blood and tissue banks, business and occupation tax exemption for, modifying definitions, including "qualifying blood bank": HB 1766, SB 5848, SSB 5848, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Brain injury awareness organizations and individuals, honoring the efforts of: * HR 4637 (2013)
Breast cancer screenings, recognizing Kicks for a Cure for raising money for: * SR 8691 (2014)
Cannabis, medical use, amending provisions: HB 1084, HB 1662, HB 2233, SB 5528, SSB 5528, SB 5887, SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887
Cannabis, medical use, levying marijuana excise tax to be collected from medical cannabis dispensaries: HB 1789
Cannabis, medical use, Ric Smith memorial act: HB 1084
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, requiring instruction for high school graduation: HB 1556, * SHB 1556, CH 181 (2013), SB 5428
Chemical dependency disorders, funding intensive community interventions: SB 6481, SSB 6481
Chemical dependency services, adult, using evidence- and research-based and promising practices to improve outcomes: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234, SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Co-occurring chemical dependency and mental disorders, authorizing services rule compliance waiver renewal for certain mental health agencies: * ESSB 5681, CH 303 (2013)
Co-occurring chemical dependency and mental disorders, developing integrated rule for treatment by an agency: HB 1930, SB 5681
Co-occurring chemical dependency and mental disorders, funding intensive community interventions: SB 6481, SSB 6481
Colorectal cancer awareness month, recognizing: * SR 8717 (2014)
Community health centers, use of certain funds for health care services and maintenance of health security trust: HB 1085, SB 5224
Defibrillators, medical emergency response and automated external defibrillator program for high schools: HB 1556, * SHB 1556, CH 181 (2013), SB 5232, SB 5428
Diabetes epidemic, agency collaboration to identify goals and develop agency plans: HB 1795, SB 5423
Donation of organs, eyes, and tissues, recognizing national donate life month: * SR 8650 (2013), * SR 8689 (2014)
East Asian medicine, adding reflexology to definition: HB 1339
Electronic health record technology, donation by certain health care entities: HB 1636, SB 5601, * SSB 5601, CH 297 (2013)
Electronic tracking program, coordinated care, integrating prescription monitoring program into: SB 5554
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders, insurance coverage for medically necessary elemental formula in cases of: HB 2153, * SHB 2153, CH 115 (2014), SB 6073
EPI pens, in schools, technical correction to law: * SB 6013, CH 34 (2014)
EPI pens, placing in schools: * ESB 5104, CH 268 (2013)
EPI pens, prescribing by providers, authorization and conditions in certain cases: SB 6584
EPI pens, use by good samaritan at scene of emergency, immunity from liability for: SB 6229
Epinephrine autoinjectors, in schools, technical correction to law: * SB 6013, CH 34 (2014)
Epinephrine autoinjectors, placing in schools: HB 1578, * ESB 5104, CH 268 (2013)
Epinephrine autoinjectors, prescribing by providers, authorization and conditions in certain cases: SB 6584
Epinephrine autoinjectors, use by good samaritan at scene of emergency, immunity from liability for: SB 6229
Facilities, billing of patients, providing meaningful estimate of charges and fees to patients and web site listing of common procedure charges: SB 5265
Facilities, certificate of need review, eliminating for all facilities except hospitals: SB 5017
Facilities, disclosure of records related to mental health services and sexually transmitted diseases, expanding statutes: HB 1679, * ESHB 1679, CH 200 (2013)
Facilities, donation of electronic health record technology by certain health care entities: HB 1636, SB 5601, * SSB 5601, CH 297 (2013)
Facilities, emergency departments, department of health to convene stakeholders meeting to address overcrowding: SB 5629
Facilities, emergency services, integrating prescription monitoring program into coordinated care electronic tracking program: SB 5554
Facilities, employee meals and rest breaks, requirements: HB 1152
Facilities, employees, mandatory overtime provisions: HB 1153
Facilities, hospital certificate of need review, to include determination concerning ability to provide abortion and assisted suicide services: SB 5586
Facilities, hospital safety net assessment and fund, modifying assessment and fund provisions to pay for medicaid hospital services and grants: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, hospital safety net assessment and fund, state to phase down during medicaid expansion and end reliance on: SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, hospital safety net assessments, adjusting timelines: HB 2790, HB 2791, SB 6570, * ESSB 6570, CH 143 (2014)
Facilities, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, requests for information from providers: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals that experience boarding and overcrowding to be fined: SB 5629
Facilities, hospitals, business and occupation surtax on, extending to provide basic education and higher education funding: HB 2037, HB 2038, ESHB 2038
Facilities, hospitals, contracting with health care authority each fiscal biennium: * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals, contracting with jails for inmate health care as condition of licensure: HB 1911, SHB 1911, SB 5792, SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals, requirements for jails when contracting with and reimbursing: SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals, when certain persons present substantial likelihood of serious harm or danger, standards for detention: HB 1963, SB 6142
Facilities, noncritical access hospitals, designing system of hospital quality incentive payments for: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, patient-authorized health care information disclosure by, determining reasonable fee for: HB 2074
Facilities, process for reviewing medical staff, other employees, and associated providers: HB 1436, SB 5550
Facilities, prospective payment system, psychiatric, and rehabilitation hospitals, designing system of hospital quality incentive payments for: SB 5913
Facilities, rural hospitals that are sole community hospitals, enhanced medicaid payment rates for: HB 1916, SB 5829, SB 5859, * SSB 5859, CH 57 (2014)
Facilities, Seattle Children's Hospital, honoring the work of: * SR 8647 (2013)
Facilities, urgent care, diversion of ambulances to, department of health to study: SB 5553
Facility price and quality data, submission by health insuring entities: SB 5537
Faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts, withholding treatment in favor of, modifying certain provisions: SB 6295, SSB 6295
Futile emergency medical treatment, use of medical order form for emergency medical personnel, immunity for certain providers: SB 5562, SSB 5562
Glaucoma, eye drops for treating, early refill of prescription: SB 6575
Good samaritans, exposed to infectious disease, free testing of source patient: HB 2530, SB 6174
Health care implementation and oversight, joint select committee on, establishing: HB 2568
Health care innovation plan for state, public and private implementation: HB 2572, SHB 2572, * E2SHB 2572, CH 223 (2014) PV
Health care oversight, joint select committee on, abolishing: HB 2568
Health care oversight, joint select committee on, establishing: * E2SHB 2572, CH 223 (2014) PV, SCR 8401
Health care oversight, joint select committee on, establishing, with expiration date: * ESSCR 8401 (2013)
Health reform implementation, joint select committee on, abolishing: * ESSCR 8401 (2013)
Health security trust, creation: HB 1085, SB 5224
Hearing aids, replacing hearing instrument fitter/dispenser license with hearing aid specialist license: * EHB 2108, CH 189 (2014)
Hearing aids, reviewing opportunity to add interim work-based learning permit or apprenticeship: * EHB 2108, CH 189 (2014)
HIV, testing of infants placed in out-of-home care: SB 5454
Incarcerated offenders, health care services for, department of corrections to pay all contractors through provider one system: SB 5288
Information, related to health care, disclosure: HB 2339, SHB 2339, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Injuries due to provider negligence, actions based on, removing intention to commence notice requirement: * HB 1533, CH 82 (2013)
Insurance, access to, for certain LEOFF plan 2 members catastrophically disabled in line of duty: HB 1868, * SHB 1868, CH 287 (2013), SB 5698
Insurance, allowing out-of-state carriers to offer insurance products in state: HB 2221, SB 6464
Insurance, association or member-governed group health benefit plans: HB 1700, SB 5605, SSB 5605
Insurance, basic health plan, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1391
Insurance, basic health plan, marijuana excise tax revenues for, redirecting to low-income health care: HB 2793
Insurance, carriers offering health benefit plans outside health benefit exchange, clarifying requirements: HB 2061, * SB 5931, CH 31 (2014)
Insurance, certain agencies to identify and brief legislature on promising current and emerging health care practices: SB 5538
Insurance, coverage for voluntary termination of pregnancy, plan requirements and right of objection: EHB 1044, HB 2148, SB 5009, SB 5576, SB 5798, SB 6359
Insurance, creation of Washington health security trust: HB 1085, SB 5224
Insurance, dental, for enlisted members of Washington national guard: SB 6276
Insurance, direct patient-provider practices, prescription drugs: HB 1480, * ESHB 1480, CH 126 (2013), SB 5539
Insurance, disability, allowing offering of wellness programs with inducements or incentives: HB 1410, SB 5339
Insurance, disability, hearing aid coverage: HB 1356
Insurance, disability, prohibiting discrimination in medical eye care and vision care in benefits or providers: HB 1942
Insurance, eligibility of separated members of PERS, SERS, and TRS plan 2 for insurance plans and contracts: HB 1668, SB 5650
Insurance, emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider: HB 1263, SHB 1263, SB 5388
Insurance, employee wellness programs, governor to appoint health and wellness advisory committee: ESSB 5811
Insurance, eosinophilia gastrointestinal associated disorders treatment, providing coverage: HB 1216, * SHB 1216, CH 168 (2013), SB 5130
Insurance, essential health benefits benchmark plan, modifying provisions in connection with affordable care act implementation: HB 1712
Insurance, family and medical leave insurance program, implementing by amending provisions of family leave insurance program: HB 1457, SHB 1457, SB 5292
Insurance, family leave insurance program, delaying implementation until funding and benefits payment authorized in law: * HB 2044, CH 26 (2013)
Insurance, family leave insurance program, establishing joint legislative task force on family and medical leave insurance: ESB 5903
Insurance, family leave insurance program, repealing family and medical leave insurance act: SB 5159
Insurance, family leave insurance program, repealing family and medical leave insurance act if not funded: ESB 5903
Insurance, federal basic health program, health care authority to begin econometric modeling to analyze program: ESHB 2594
Insurance, federal basic health program, health care authority to develop blueprint for: HB 2594, SB 6231
Insurance, health and dental, for enlisted members of Washington national guard: HB 2668, SHB 2668, SB 6400
Insurance, health benefit exchanges, applying for wavier to authorize multiple private exchanges in state: SB 5919
Insurance, health benefit plan rate review, including carrier surplus: HB 1349
Insurance, health care innovation plan for state, public and private implementation: HB 2572, SHB 2572, * E2SHB 2572, CH 223 (2014) PV
Insurance, health care navigators associated with benefit exchange, requesting of health care information, prohibiting: SB 6354
Insurance, health care navigators associated with benefit exchange, requesting of health care information, prohibitions: * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV, SSB 6474
Insurance, health care service claim payments to enrolled participants, ensuring direct payment by participant to provider not under health care service contract: SHB 1263
Insurance, health care service contractors, maximum capital and reserves accumulations: SB 5340
Insurance, health insuring entities to submit price and quality data: SB 5537
Insurance, health maintenance organizations, maximum capital and reserves accumulations: SB 5340
Insurance, health maintenance organizations, prohibiting discrimination in medical eye care and vision care in benefits or providers: HB 1942
Insurance, health plan coverage of emergency medical services, amending provisions: SB 6302
Insurance, hearing aid coverage: HB 1356
Insurance, limiting health plan copayment and coinsurance charges for physical therapy: SB 6123
Insurance, long-term care insurance policies, protecting insured from unintentional lapses through notification requirements: SB 5447
Insurance, long-term care, requiring prompt payment and denials: HB 1441, * SB 5216, CH 8 (2013)
Insurance, medical eye care and vision care, participation of optometrists: HB 1942
Insurance, medical eye care and vision care, prohibiting discrimination in benefits or providers: HB 1942
Insurance, medically necessary elemental formula coverage in cases of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders: HB 2153, * SHB 2153, CH 115 (2014), SB 6073
Insurance, noninsured retiree long-term care and major medical service costs, local government self-insurance program to support LEOFF plan 1 retirees to develop voluntary risk pool for: SB 5916, SSB 5916
Insurance, out-of-state carriers, allowing purchase of health care coverage from foreign insurers that are qualifying reciprocal plans: SB 5540, SSB 5540, E2SSB 5540
Insurance, plans to include consumer transparency tools with price and quality information: SB 6228, * ESSB 6228, CH 224 (2014) PV
Insurance, premium assistance for health benefit exchange coverage for medicaid-eligible adults and children: SB 5914, SSB 5914
Insurance, prescribing of drugs, insurer or utilization review entity clinical review criteria, allowing off-label uses and repeat prescriptions: HB 1943
Insurance, prescription drugs, including daily cost-sharing rate, medication synchronization, and prorated dispensing fees: SB 6367
Insurance, prior authorization forms and procedures, requirements: HB 1380, SB 5267, SSB 5267
Insurance, prior authorization process, work group to develop criteria for streamlining: * E2SSB 5267, CH 215 (2013)
Insurance, prior authorization requirements, lead organization and work group to make recommendations: SB 6511, * ESSB 6511, CH 141 (2014)
Insurance, provider compensation, instituting filing and public disclosure requirements: HB 1543, SB 5434, * SSB 5434, CH 277 (2013)
Insurance, public school employees' benefits, health care authority to report concerning: SB 6519
Insurance, reciprocal interstate insurance policy sales agreements: HB 2220
Insurance, requiring insurer notice to providers of changes in provider networks: SB 6232
Insurance, requiring wellness programs in state employee health care benefits: ESSB 5811
Insurance, requiring wellness programs in state employee health care benefits but excluding from state employee collective bargaining: SB 5811
Insurance, retirees of political subdivisions of state, participation in state insurance or self-insurance programs: HB 1741, SB 5654
Insurance, rule making concerning, requiring notice by insurance commissioner: * ESB 6458 (2014) V
Insurance, self-employed business owners purchasing small group plan, business and occupation tax credit: SB 6233
Insurance, stand-alone pediatric oral services coverage outside Washington health benefit exchange: * ESHB 1846, CH 325 (2013)
Insurance, state employee collective bargaining concerning health care benefits, modifying provisions: ESSB 5811
Insurance, state employees, expanding health and wellness program: SB 5474
Insurance, telemedicine health plan coverage, provider reimbursement: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Insurance, third-party reimbursement programs, prohibiting provider participation as a licensure condition: SB 5215, SSB 5215, * E2SSB 5215, CH 293 (2013)
Insurance, unfair and deceptive contracting and delivery practices, prohibiting: HB 2550, SB 6304
Insurance, uninsured persons, authorizing receiving of donated prescription drugs and supplies: HB 1382, SHB 1382, SB 5148, * SSB 5148, CH 260 (2013)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, allowing dental benefits to be offered separately or in health plan: HB 2467, SHB 2467
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, allowing plans outside exchange: HB 2220, HB 2221, SB 6464
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, business and occupation tax exemption: HB 1517, SHB 1517, * ESHB 1947, CH 6 (2013), SB 5283, SSB 5283
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, carriers offering health benefit plans outside of, clarifying requirements: HB 2061, * SB 5931, CH 31 (2014)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, continuity of care during grace periods: HB 2571, SB 6016
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, creation as state agency: HB 2340
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, funding exchange operations with insurance carrier assessment: HB 1947
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, funding exchange operations with insurance issuer assessment: * ESHB 1947, CH 6 (2013)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, health care navigator applicant background check information: SB 6474, SSB 6474
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, health care navigators associated with, certain prohibitions: SB 6354
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, limiting information provided by in connection with affordable care act implementation: HB 1712
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, monitoring of enrollment and establishing trigger for federal basic health option: SB 5482
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, notification of grace period and premium nonpayment during grace period: * ESSB 6016, CH 84 (2014)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, premium assistance for exchange coverage for medicaid-eligible adults and children: SB 5914, SSB 5914
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, requesting waiver to authorize enrollment in exchange rather than medicaid: HB 1713, SB 5918
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, stand-alone pediatric oral services coverage: HB 1846, SB 5719
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, using for school district, state agency, and higher education part-time employees' health benefits: ESSB 5905
Insurance, Washington state health care freedom act of 2013, prohibiting required participation in a health care system: HB 1168
Insurance, Washington state health insurance pool, administrative provisions: HB 2328
Insurance, Washington state health insurance pool, providing limited access for some residents: SB 5449, * ESSB 5449, CH 279 (2013)
Insurance, wellness programs, allowing offering of programs with inducements or incentives: HB 1410, HB 1776, SB 5339, SB 5695
Jail inmates, contracting of jails with department of corrections to participate in health care authority provider one system: SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Jail inmates, hospitals to contract with jails as condition of licensure: HB 1911, SHB 1911, SB 5792, SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Life alert services, providing certain customer information to first responders: SB 6527, SB 6554, SSB 6554
Lung cancer, recognizing as a public health priority: * SR 8678 (2014)
Malpractice, state's standard of care for, protecting through standard of care protection act: HB 2419, SB 6173
Mammograms, patient mammographic breast density information notice: SB 6050, SSB 6050
Marijuana, medical marijuana system, aligning with recreational marijuana system: SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887, SB 6178, SSB 6178, 2SSB 6178
Marijuana, medical use, provider and patient permits to grow or provide: HB 2511
Marijuana, medical use, sales and use tax exemptions for purchases by qualifying patients: HB 2198, SHB 2198, 2SHB 2198
Marijuana, medical, amending provisions: HB 1084, HB 1662, HB 2233, SB 5528, SSB 5528, SB 5887, SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887, SB 6178, SSB 6178, 2SSB 6178
Marijuana, medical, legal amounts left at retail stores holding pharmacy license, notification and disposal requirements: * EHB 1808, CH 133 (2013)
Marijuana, medical, levying marijuana excise tax to be collected from medical cannabis dispensaries: HB 1789
Marijuana, medical, revising and renaming Washington state medical use of cannabis act: HB 2149, SHB 2149, E2SHB 2149
Marijuana, medical, technical corrections to marijuana law: HB 1597
Medical order form, futile emergency medical treatment, development and use: SB 5562, SSB 5562
Medical services, provider-donated through certain community-based health care systems, business and occupation tax deduction: SB 5214
Minors, health care for, consent of minor: SB 6407
Newborn screening, births outside hospital, collecting blood sample for tests: * SHB 2544, CH 18 (2014)
Newborn screening, hospitals to collect blood sample for certain screening tests: HB 2544
Nutrition, prenatal, making resources available to pregnant women: * SB 6299, CH 38 (2014)
Ophthalmic-related services, allowing physician assistants to perform, conditions: HB 1584, SB 6408
Pain awareness month, recognizing: * HR 4614 (2013)
Patient information, inadvertently received by agencies, requirements: SB 6265, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Patients, designating July 25th as patient safety day: HB 1101
Patients, discharge data in comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system, maintaining confidentiality: HB 2380, SB 6139, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Patients, Washington state patient safety act: HB 1095, SHB 1095
Phototherapy, used by licensed physicians, exempting from ultraviolet tanning device prohibition for persons under eighteen: HB 1585, SB 5455, SB 5521, * SB 6065, CH 87 (2014)
Physical examinations, student athletes and commercial driver's license applicants, allowing chiropractors to conduct: HB 1573
Quality assurance committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Quality improvement programs and committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Records, assuring that all mental health prescriptions are included in patient's electronic medical record: SB 6360
Records, disclosure when related to mental health services and sexually transmitted diseases, expanding statutes: HB 1679, * ESHB 1679, CH 200 (2013)
Records, documentation and payment of charges, prohibiting health care provider fee in certain cases: SHB 2074
Records, electronic health record technology, donation by certain health care entities: HB 1636, SB 5601, * SSB 5601, CH 297 (2013)
Records, patient-authorized disclosure by provider or facility, determining reasonable fee for: HB 2074
Records, patient-authorized disclosure by provider, determining reasonable fee for: SHB 2074
Service coordination organizations and contracting entities, establishing accountability measures: * ESHB 1519, CH 320 (2013)
Service coordination organizations, establishing accountability measures: HB 1519
Social investment steering committee, Washington, establishment of, duties to include pilot programs: HB 2337, SHB 2337
Spinal manipulation, authority of physical therapists to perform: HB 2160, * ESHB 2160, CH 116 (2014), SB 6167
State employees, de minimis use of state facilities to communicate certain health care information to: * HB 1785, CH 28 (2014)
Telemedicine, health plan coverage, provider reimbursement: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Telemedicine, physicians providing through hospitals, requirements and conditions: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Traumatic brain injury, honoring the efforts of brain injury awareness organizations and individuals: * HR 4637 (2013)
Washington global health technologies and product development competitiveness program, board of directors to contract with life sciences discovery fund authority to implement and manage program: SHB 2029
Washington global health technologies and product development competitiveness program, eliminating: * E2SHB 2029, CH 112 (2014)
Washington global health technologies and product development competitiveness program, eliminating board of directors: HB 2029
Washington health security trust, creation: HB 1085, SB 5224
Washington state health care freedom act of 2013, prohibiting required participation in a health care system: HB 1168
Withholding treatment in favor of faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts, modifying certain provisions: SB 6295, SSB 6295
Wounds, bullet and stab, requirements when patient indicates domestic violence caused their injury: * ESB 5305, CH 252 (2013)
Wounds, bullet and stab, requiring hospitals to follow their established procedures when patient indicates domestic violence caused their injury: * ESB 5305, CH 252 (2013)