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SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DEPARTMENT  SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also CHILD CARE; DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH; DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH; FOSTER CARE; LONG-TERM CARE; MENTAL HEALTH; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE)
Abuse or neglect of a child, by supervised persons, requiring various organizations to report to department or law enforcement: * SB 5359, CH 273 (2013)
Abuse or neglect of a child, suspected, interviewing of child with third party present: SB 5316, * SSB 5316, CH 48 (2013)
Abuse, child abuse medical assessments, requirements, department role: SB 6470
Adoption process improvements, implementing: 2ESHB 1675
Adoption process improvements, implementing certain recommendations of report by ombudsman and department: HB 1675
Adult day health programs, department to encourage expansion through challenge grant program: HB 1983
Adult family homes, implementing recommendations of adult family home quality assurance panel, department role: HB 1701, SHB 1701, 2SHB 1701, SB 5630, * SSB 5630, CH 300 (2013)
Adult family homes, multiple, department acceptance and processing of applications for licensure of additional homes, conditions: * EHB 1677, CH 185 (2013)
Aged, blind, or disabled program, effective date of modifications to, changing: * SB 6573, CH 218 (2014)
Aged, blind, or disabled program, persons with disability eligible for, continuation of safety net benefits: HB 2069, * SHB 2069, CH 10 (2013)
Aging and disability resource centers, information and evaluations of, reporting requirements for department: SB 5519, SSB 5519
Alzheimer's disease, department to convene working group to develop state Alzheimer's plan: * SSB 6124, CH 89 (2014)
Background checks, licensing and employment decisions by children's administration resulting from, administrative review: SB 6168
Background checks, persons employed to provide care for certain persons, modifying provisions: * SSB 6095, CH 88 (2014)
Background checks, unsupervised access to children, including persons seeking licensure for child welfare services: SB 5565, * SSB 5565, CH 162 (2013)
Basic Food, terminating benefits to incarcerated persons, department role in strategies for: SB 6211, SSB 6211
Behavioral health services, adult, department role in strategies for improvement to include establishing steering committee: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234
Behavioral health services, combined mental health and chemical dependency services, state purchasing of, department role: HB 2639, SHB 2639, E2SHB 2639, SB 6312, SSB 6312, * 2SSB 6312, CH 225 (2014)
Behavioral health system, adult, department role in improvement of: SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Benefit cards, electronic, adding photo identification for certain programs, department to study issues related to: SSB 6491
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)
Child abuse or neglect, substantiated, child protective services to notify school district: SB 5822
Child abuse or neglect, suspected, receiving care centers to provide short-term emergency and crisis care: HB 1261
Child abuse or neglect, suspected, resource and assessment centers to provide short-term emergency and crisis care: * SHB 1261, CH 105 (2013)
Child care subsidy program, provider fraud, referral to department for investigation and action: * 2ESSB 5157, CH 29 (2013)
Child protective services, family assessment response services, eligibility of child for child care, preschool, and home visiting services: * ESHB 2519, CH 160 (2014), SB 6538, SSB 6538, 2SSB 6538
Child protective services, family assessment response services, eligibility of child for early learning and child care: HB 2519
Child protective services, family assessment response, modifying requirements, department role: HB 1844, SHB 1844
Child protective services, interviews of children, conducting at children's advocacy centers: HB 1594, SHB 1594, SB 5566, SSB 5566
Child protective services, parent involved with, work group to consider creating certificate of rehabilitation for parents who have turned their lives around: * SSB 5565, CH 162 (2013)
Child protective services, parent involved with, work group to consider creating certificate of suitability for parents who have turned their lives around: SB 5565
Child protective services, substantiated child abuse or neglect, notifying school districts: SB 5822
Child protective services, workers to be bonded and licensed as social workers: SB 5163
Child support collections, gambling payment intercept program, department to implement: SB 5552, SSB 5552, 2SSB 5552
Child support enforcement services, department to provide for recipients of subsidized or working connections child care: SB 5157, SB 6181
Child support, department to pass through certain lower dollar amounts: SB 6398
Child support, enforcement services, incentive for working connections child care subsidy applicant or recipient to seek, department role: ESSB 6181
Child support, gambling payment intercept program and registry, department to establish: SB 6398
Child support, noncompliance-based suspension of licenses, sending notice to responsible parent: HB 1227
Child support, noncompliance-based withholding or suspension of licenses, requirements for all licensing agencies, department role: SB 6485
Child welfare services, caregiver prudent parent standard for childhood activities: HB 2699, SHB 2699, SB 6479, * ESSB 6479, CH 104 (2014)
Child welfare services, children involved in, eligibility for early childhood education and assistance: * ESHB 2519, CH 160 (2014)
Child welfare services, department to assess character, suitability, and competence for unsupervised access to children: SB 5565, * SSB 5565, CH 162 (2013)
Child welfare services, department to charge fee for child abuse and neglect history request by out-of-state jurisdiction: SB 5565, * SSB 5565, CH 162 (2013)
Child welfare services, eligibility for early childhood education and assistance: SB 6538, SSB 6538
Child welfare services, Indian children, purchase of care from tribes and tribal agencies: HB 1361, * SB 5235, CH 32 (2013)
Child welfare services, infants in out-of-home care, HIV testing, department role: SB 5454
Child welfare services, safety assessment tool, institute for public policy to conduct empirical study: SB 5281, SSB 5281
Child welfare services, service delivery measurements, department to cooperate with University of Washington to establish: HB 1774
Child welfare services, service delivery measurements, department to cooperate with university-based child welfare research entity to establish: SB 5531, SSB 5531
Child welfare services, service delivery measurements, department to establish: * ESHB 1774, CH 205 (2013)
Child welfare services, training and advancement program, collecting certain financial assistance payments: HB 1708, SHB 1708, SB 5403, SSB 5403
Child welfare services, youth in out-of-home care, department role in improving educational outcomes: HB 1566, SHB 1566, * 2SHB 1566, CH 182 (2013)
Child welfare system, advisory committee on disproportionate representation of children of color in, membership rules: HB 2665, SHB 2665, SB 6429
Children's administration, caseworkers, modifying assault in third degree provisions to include assault of caseworker performing official duties: SB 5659
Children's administration, hiring by agencies under contract with, department liability in certain cases: ESHB 2535
Children's administration, individuals with unsupervised access to children, disqualifying crimes and negative actions: ESHB 2535
Children's administration, internal administrative reviews of licensure, employment, or unsupervised access to children denials: HB 2535
Children's administration, licensing and employment decisions by, administrative review: SB 6168
Children's administration, licensing and employment decisions by, restrictions: SSB 6168
Children's administration, providing potential employee background check information to agencies contracting with: SSB 6168
Children's services, domestic violence training for caseworkers: SSB 5162, SB 5315, * SSB 5315, CH 254 (2013)
Commitment, involuntary, department role in increasing capacity for: HB 1777, SHB 1777, SB 5480
Commitment, involuntary, developing individualized discharge plan and arranging transition to community: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234, SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Community mental health services delivery system, measuring client outcomes and system attributes, department role: SB 5397
Community mental health services, using evidence- and research-based and promising practice to improve outcomes: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234, SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Community residential programs, developmental disabilities, certification and enforcement by department: SB 5370
Community residential services and supports, funding investigations of vulnerable adult mistreatment with provider certification fees: HB 1574, SHB 1574, 2SHB 1574
Community residential services and supports, provider certification fees: HB 1574, SHB 1574, 2SHB 1574
Community residential services and supports, standards for community housing when transitioning habilitation center resident: SB 5828
Companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program, department administration: HB 1229, SB 5202, SSB 5202
Criminally insane, petitions for release, service upon secretary of the department: SB 5617
Developmental and intellectual disabilities, persons with, department to convene stakeholder work groups to examine future needs of: HB 2432, SHB 2432, 2SHB 2432, SB 6122
Developmental disabilities, appropriations for services for persons with: SB 6387
Developmental disabilities, community residential services providers, department to review indirect client support/administrative rate: HB 1333, SB 5196
Developmental disabilities, home and community-based services, basic plus waiver program, expanding client caseload: SB 6387, * SSB 6387, CH 139 (2014)
Developmental disabilities, individual and family services program, department to develop and implement medicaid program to replace for certain clients: SHB 2432, 2SHB 2432, SB 6387, * SSB 6387, CH 139 (2014)
Developmental disabilities, informing families building trust communication project, department to expand: HB 1546, SHB 1546, SB 5358
Developmental disabilities, persons with, department assessment for medicaid programs and services eligibility: SB 6387, * SSB 6387, CH 139 (2014)
Developmental disabilities, persons with, instituting facility-based vocational training programs, department role: SB 5470
Developmental disabilities, respite care for persons on no paid service case load, department to provide: HB 1546, SB 5358
Developmental disabilities, service request list database, department to maintain for certain individuals: SB 6387, * SSB 6387, CH 139 (2014)
Developmental disabilities, services for, prioritizing to medicaid-eligible clients: SB 6387, * SSB 6387, CH 139 (2014)
Diabetes epidemic, agency collaboration to identify goals and develop agency plans, department involvement: HB 1795, SB 5423
Electronic timekeeping, in-home personal care and respite care agencies, limited exemption: HB 2647, SB 6422
Electronic timekeeping, in-home personal care and respite care agencies, limited exemption when lacking a landline phone: HB 1362, SB 5509
Employees of department, with overpayment obligations, recovery procedures and actions: HB 1708, SHB 1708, SB 5403, SSB 5403
Employees, of certain state institutions or centers, membership in public safety employees' retirement system (PSERS): EHB 1923, SB 5781
Enhanced services facilities, proposal for, department to request: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234, SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Essential needs and housing support program, eligibility for, department to determine: HB 2069, * SHB 2069, CH 10 (2013)
Family support and related services, performance-based contracts for, modifying department role: * ESHB 1774, CH 205 (2013)
Federal receipts, requiring that department report concerning federal financial assistance: SB 5804, * SSB 5804, CH 32 (2013)
Financial recovery, office of, recovery of various assistance or employee overpayments, procedures: HB 1708, SHB 1708, SB 5403, SSB 5403
Forensic mental health services, provision of, department to contract for independent consultant to review: * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Foster care services, extended, department role in providing: HB 1302, SHB 1302, E2SHB 1302, SB 5405, SSB 5405, * E2SSB 5405, CH 332 (2013)
Hospitals, state hospitals, adding assault of worker to third degree assault: HB 2703, SB 6022
Hospitals, state hospitals, competency to stand trial evaluations, reimbursement of county for certain costs in certain cases: * ESSB 5551, CH 284 (2013)
Hospitals, state hospitals, competency to stand trial evaluations, requirements: HB 1627, SHB 1627, 2SHB 1627, SB 5551, * ESSB 5551, CH 284 (2013)
Hospitals, state hospitals, risk of assault, department to develop patient and staff safety plan: HB 1571, SB 5122, SSB 5122
Hospitals, state hospitals, western state and eastern state, enhancing employee safety through collective bargaining and binding interest arbitration: SB 6506
Interpreter services, authorizing purchase by department for limited-English speaking or sensory-impaired public assistance applicants and recipients: HB 1753, SB 5833
Interpreter services, authorizing purchase by department for limited-English speaking public assistance applicants and recipients: ESHB 1753, 2SHB 1753, EHB 2617
Interpreter services, spoken language interpreter advisory group, department to establish: HB 1753, ESHB 1753, 2SHB 1753, EHB 2617, SB 5833
Juvenile rehabilitation administration, analyzing data concerning unlawful firearm possession by juvenile: * ESHB 2164, CH 117 (2014)
Long-term care costs and supports needs, families preparing for, outreach to, department role: SB 5519, SSB 5519
Long-term care insurance coverage, feasibility study of options for, department role: HB 2777
Long-term care, providers, personal protective equipment for, department role: HB 2310, * SHB 2310, CH 70 (2014), SB 6111
McNeil Island, therapeutic occupation assignments for certain sexually violent predators: HB 1837, SB 5402, SSB 5402
Medicaid personal care services, department to refinance under community first choice option: HB 2746, * ESHB 2746, CH 166 (2014)
Medicaid, enrollees in border communities, access to care through contractual agreements across state border, department role: * SB 6419, CH 39 (2014)
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, extending certain rate add-ons, department role: * HB 2042, CH 3 (2013)
Mental and behavioral health disorders, tracking outcomes, department to implement pilot program: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Mental health and illness in adults and children, public awareness and education campaign, developing and conducting: SB 5571
Mental health first aid, training for teachers and educational staff, department role: * ESHB 1336, CH 197 (2013), SB 5333, SSB 5333
Naselle youth camp, department to maintain medium security forestry camp: HB 1433
Neglect or abuse of a child, by supervised persons, requiring various organizations to report to department or law enforcement: * SB 5359, CH 273 (2013)
Neglect or abuse of a child, substantiated, child protective services to notify school district: SB 5822
Neglect or abuse of a child, suspected, interviewing of child with third party present: SB 5316, * SSB 5316, CH 48 (2013)
Nursing facilities, medicaid payment system, department to establish medicaid disproportionate share component rate allocation for each facility: HB 1885, SB 5838
Nursing facilities, medicaid payment system, department to establish medicaid disproportionate share rate add-on: HB 2236
Out-of-home care, youth residing in group care facility or foster family home, providing schooling support: HB 1566, SHB 1566, * 2SHB 1566, CH 182 (2013)
Permanency planning hearings, revising department responsibility to provide services to parents: HB 1821, * SHB 1821, CH 206 (2013)
Personal care services, medicaid, department to refinance under community first choice option: HB 2746, * ESHB 2746, CH 166 (2014), SB 6387
Program of all-inclusive care (PACE), department role in establishing certain long-term care client rules and program education plan: HB 1499, * SHB 1499, CH 258 (2013)
Psychiatric boarding, collecting data concerning, reporting requirements, department role: HB 2761
Psychologists and psychiatrists, employed by department, office of state human resources director to gather market salary data related to: * ESSB 5551, CH 284 (2013)
Real property, surplus governmental, selling or leasing by department for affordable low-income housing: HB 1563, SHB 1563, E2SHB 1563, SB 5598, SSB 5598
Receiving care centers for children removed from parents or guardians, department to license: SB 5475
Receiving care centers, licensing of, short-term emergency and crisis care for child removed from home: HB 1261
Regional support networks, forwarding historical involuntary commitment information to department for firearm background check purposes: * SSB 5282, CH 216 (2013)
Regional support networks, transfer of client to another network, department rule making and procedures: SB 5153
Regional support networks, transfer of client to another network, uniform transfer agreement for, department role: * ESSB 5153, CH 230 (2013)
Residential habilitation centers, discharge plans for residents: HB 1527, SHB 1527, SB 5370
Residential habilitation centers, removing closure and admission limitation requirements in certain cases: SB 5962
Residential habilitation centers, standards for community housing when transitioning center resident: SB 5828
Residential habilitation centers, various provisions: HB 1527, SHB 1527, HB 1928, SB 5371, SB 5828, SB 5962
Residential habilitation centers, work group concerning transition process: HB 1527
Residential services and supports, funding investigations of vulnerable adult mistreatment with provider certification fees: HB 1574, SHB 1574, 2SHB 1574
Residential services and supports, provider certification fees: HB 1574, SHB 1574, 2SHB 1574
Resource and assessment centers, license for, short-term emergency and crisis care for child removed from home: * SHB 1261, CH 105 (2013), SSB 5475
Secure community transition facilities, residents of, therapeutic occupational assignments on McNeil Island: HB 1837, SB 5402, SSB 5402
Secure facilities for sexually violent predators, introducing contraband in first, second, and third degrees: HB 1836, * SHB 1836, CH 43 (2013), SB 5404, SSB 5404
Secure facilities for sexually violent predators, introducing contraband, exempting certain attorneys from certain prohibitions: * SHB 1836, CH 43 (2013), SSB 5404
Service coordination organizations and contracting entities, accountability measures, department to incorporate into contracts: * ESHB 1519, CH 320 (2013)
Service coordination organizations, accountability measures, department to incorporate into contracts: HB 1519
Sex offenders, registered, requirements involving department when residing in adult family home: HB 1125
Sexually violent predators, annual examinations and treatment, modifying requirements, including department role: HB 2122, SB 5965, SSB 5965
Sexually violent predators, returned to department after confinement or detention, department to conduct examination, modifying effective date for: * ESSB 5480, CH 335 (2013)
Supported living facilities, contracting and contractors, instituting comprehensive provisions, including debarment of contractors and department role: HB 1747, SB 5481
Total confinement facilities, residents of, therapeutic occupational assignments on McNeil Island: HB 1837, SB 5402, SSB 5402
Vendors, overpayments against, department collection from vendors practicing strategic successorship: SB 5401
Vocational rehabilitation, division of, state agency reporting requirements and hiring of referrals from division: SB 6329
Vulnerable adult care, abuse, health care professional license suspension and practice prohibition: * HB 1003, CH 86 (2013)
Vulnerable adult, definition of, expanding to include persons with developmental disabilities for investigation purposes: HB 2633, SB 6420, SSB 6420
Vulnerable adults, records from abuse and other investigations, department use and sharing: HB 1523, * SB 5510, CH 263 (2013)
WorkFirst, instituting a WorkFirst reform program, department role: HB 2641
Working connections child care, Aclara group report on eligibility requirements, implementing recommendations, department role: HB 1671, SHB 1671, 2SHB 1671, SB 5595, SSB 5595, * 2SSB 5595, CH 337 (2013)