Topical Index

HARASSMENT  HARASSMENT RSS Feed
               
Antiharassment protection orders, moving to a single civil protection orders chapter: HB 1320, SHB 1320, 2SHB 1320, SB 5297
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RSS Feed
               
Hydrofluorocarbons and ozone-depleting substances, as refrigerants, regulating: HB 1050, SHB 1050, E2SHB 1050
Lead, in school drinking water, sampling/testing at outlets, requirements: HB 1139, SHB 1139
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)
Plastic carryout bags, single-use, alternatives to, delaying requirements for: HB 1053, SHB 1053
Plastic packaging, producer responsibility programs for: HB 1118, SB 5022
Polystyrene products, expanded, sales and distribution prohibitions: HB 1118, SB 5022, SSB 5022
HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC  HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC RSS Feed
               (See also ABORTION; COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; DRUGS; ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY; FIRE PROTECTION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; HAZARDOUS WASTE; HEALTH CARE; HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL; HEALTH DISTRICTS, LOCAL; HEALTH, BOARDS OF, LOCAL; HEALTH, DEPARTMENT; LABOR; MINORITIES; SOLID WASTE)
Blood donation, including via apheresis, by persons age 16 or 17: SB 5179, SSB 5179
Breast implant surgery, informing patient and receiving informed consent for, physician requirements: SB 5441, SSB 5441
Breast pumps/repair/parts/supplies, sales and use tax exemptions: HB 1535
Cognitive impairment, person with, when lacking capacity to provide informed consent for health care treatment: SB 5185, SSB 5185
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, spread of, via fur farming and fur products manufacturing, prohibitions to reduce: HB 1375
Crab, biotoxin contamination regulation of, department of health authority for: HB 1508, SHB 1508
Diapers, adult and baby, sales and use tax exemptions: SB 5309
Diapers/diaper services, infant/toddler/child, sales and use tax exemptions: HB 1535
Disease/notifiable condition/public health threat information, personal identifying, disclosure exemption: HB 1328
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
Fireworks, consumer, city or county limits or prohibition: HB 1059, SHB 1059
Health care, selected laws/regulations, automatic waiver or suspension during state of emergency of: SB 5178, SSB 5178
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
Health-related measures, right to decline, despite laws/rules/order/directives addressing emergencies/diseases: HB 1305, HB 1317
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 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, 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, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: SB 5144
Immunization, vaccine in limited supply, health care entity providing privileged access to, prohibiting: SB 5418
Lacks, Henrietta, honoring, and recognizing her contribution to modern medicine: * SR 8604 (2021)
Lead, in school drinking water, sampling/testing at outlets, requirements: HB 1139, SHB 1139
Organ donors, living donor act, insurance coverage protections via: SB 5003, SSB 5003
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
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
Pregnancy, ectopic, treatment for/miscarriage management, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, SSB 5140
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, 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
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 health care, access to, provider organization acquisition impact on: SB 5335
Respiratory conditions, in children/teenagers, statewide home air quality improvement program, establishing: HB 1291
Seizure disorders, students with, health plans and parent-designated adults for: HB 1085
Seizures/neurological symptoms/etc., children 18 or younger with, diagnostic services/genetic testing for: HB 1346
Sexual health education, in schools, comprehensive, compliance dates for, delaying: HB 1422
Stress, secondary traumatic, in K-12 workforce, model policy/procedure to prevent/address: HB 1363, SHB 1363
Traumatic brain injuries, head injury prevention program, reporting requirements: HB 1039
Traumatic brain injuries, incarcerated individuals, educational accommodation: HB 1044, SHB 1044
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 vaccines, limiting new hospital information reporting duties to COVID patient care and: SB 5420
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, 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, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: SB 5144
Vaccination, vaccine in limited supply, health care entity providing privileged access to, prohibiting: SB 5418
Vital statistics, birth resulting in stillbirth, certificate of, issuance, when: HB 1031, SB 5072
HEALTH CARE  HEALTH CARE RSS Feed
               (See also ABORTION; DRUGS; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES; HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC; HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; INSURANCE; MINORITIES; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS)
Affordable/reproductive/end-of-life/gender affirming, access to, provider organization acquisition impact on: SB 5335
Children, hearing instruments coverage for: HB 1047
Colon hydrotherapy, performed by certified colon hydrotherapist, when: SB 5124
Decisions, by patient-designated person for patient not competent to provide informed consent, when: HB 1197, SHB 1197
Decisions, making for person without capacity to make them due to cognitive impairment, provisions: SB 5185, SSB 5185
Entities, drug or vaccine privileged access for donors or board members, prohibiting: SB 5418
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
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
Health systems, transparency, consolidated income statement/balance sheet: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Health systems, transparency, data/practices/services/staffing/finances: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Health trust, whole Washington, creating: SB 5204
Hearing instruments, coverage for persons 18 or younger: HB 1047
Informed consent, for breast implant surgery, physician requirements: SB 5441, SSB 5441
Informed consent, person designated to provide, by patient when still retaining decision-making capacity: HB 1197, SHB 1197
Informed consent, person lacking capacity to make health care decisions due to cognitive impairment: SB 5185, SSB 5185
Miscarriage management/ectopic pregnancies treatment, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, SSB 5140
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
Reproductive health care, access to, provider organization acquisition impact on: SB 5335
Telebehavioral health programs, partnership access lines, various, modifications to: HB 1325, SHB 1325
Telemedicine, audio-only, delivery of services to covered persons via, reimbursement for: HB 1196, ESHB 1196, SB 5325
Telemedicine, audio-only, trends/reimbursement/impact of, studying: ESHB 1196
Telemedicine, audio/visual, medical assistants assisting during practitioner visit via interactive technology: HB 1378
Telemedicine, consultation of out-of-state practitioner with in-state practitioner responsible for patient: SB 5423, SSB 5423
Telemedicine, delivery of behavioral health services to covered persons via, reimbursement for: SSB 5325
Telemedicine, services, health carrier reimbursement of provider at in-person total compensation amount: HB 1462
Telemedicine, Washington state telehealth collaborative, role of: ESHB 1196
Telepsychology, psychology interjurisdictional compact act: HB 1286
Telepsychology, psychology interjurisdictional compact commission, establishing: HB 1286
Transportation, for hire nonemergency medical vehicles, high occupancy vehicle exempt decal for, when: HB 1510
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 system and behavioral health crisis system, HCA role: HB 1182, HB 1477, SB 5209
Behavioral health services, performance measures, improvement projects, and value-based purchasing: SB 5157, SSB 5157
Behavioral health workforce pilot program and training support grants for community treatment providers, establishing: HB 1504, SHB 1504, 2SHB 1504
Behavioral health, mental health/substance use disorder providers grant program, HCA role: HB 1504, SHB 1504, 2SHB 1504
Community behavioral health system, HCA oversight, significant relationships in lives of clients, supporting: SB 5412, SSB 5412
Confined persons, reentry services work group, convening, HCA role: SB 5304, SSB 5304
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
Group insurance, HCA contracts with insurers for, performance standards: HB 1052
Group insurance, HCA contracts with insurers or carriers for, performance standards: SHB 1052
Medicaid, ability to apply for persons incarcerated for less than 30 days: SHB 1348
Medicaid, children's mental health assessment/diagnosis, from birth through 5 years of age, HCA role: HB 1325, SHB 1325
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, long-term care, consumer directed employer program, rate-setting board and employer provisions: SB 5258
Medicaid, managed care, genetic testing for children with seizures/neurological symptoms/etc.: HB 1346
Medicaid, postpartum coverage for postpartum/pregnant persons, extending, HCA role: SB 5068
Medicaid, state plan, incorporating clubhouses for persons with mental illness into, HCA role: SB 5328
Medicaid, suspense status, for persons incarcerated for less than 30 days, prohibiting, HCA role: HB 1348, SHB 1348
Medicaid, suspense status, pre-release medical assistance reinstatement for confined persons in, HCA role: SB 5304, SSB 5304
Opioid overdose reversal medication, prescribing, assisting hospital/community agency compliance, HCA role: SSB 5195
Prescription drugs, generic, production/distribution/purchase of, HCA partnerships for: SB 5203, SSB 5203
Prescription drugs, unsupported price increases, protections from, HCA role: SB 5020, SSB 5020
Public employees' benefits board, dual enrollment in PEBB and SEBB, prohibiting: SB 5322
Public employees' benefits board, enrollees, in-network services for, ambulatory surgical facility/hospital role: SB 5377
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, SB 5325
Public employees' benefits board, retired/disabled school employee coverage: HB 1040
Public employees' benefits board, wraparound services for persons under 21 years of age: HB 1461
School employees' benefits board, dual enrollment in PEBB and SEBB, prohibiting: SB 5322
School employees' benefits board, enrollees, in-network services for, ambulatory surgical facility/hospital role: SB 5377
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, SB 5325
School employees' benefits board, wraparound services for persons under 21 years of age: HB 1461
Substance use disorder treatment, planned admission for, prior authorization by health plan/MCO, when: HB 1464
Substance use recovery services advisory committee, establishing, HCA role: HB 1499
Substance use recovery services plan, for measures to assist persons with SUD, establishing, HCA role: HB 1499
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES  HEALTH CARE FACILITIES RSS Feed
               (See also HOSPITALS)
Ambulatory surgical facilities, in-network services for PEBB/SEBB/medical assistance enrollees: SB 5377
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
Health systems, transparency, consolidated income statement/balance sheet: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Health systems, transparency, data/practices/services/staffing/finances: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
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
Pregnancy, complications of, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SSB 5140
School-based health center program office, establishing: HB 1225, SHB 1225
Strangulation, nonfatal, victims of, exam costs payment by state, when: SB 5183, SSB 5183
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 COUNSELORS AND COUNSELING; INSURANCE; MENTAL HEALTH; SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER)
Acupuncture and Eastern medicine, as revised name for profession: SB 5018
Acupuncture and Eastern medicine, point injection therapy: SB 5018
Assistants, medical, telemedicine practitioner visits assistance by, via interactive A/V telemedicine technology: HB 1378
Audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact and compact commission, establishing: HB 1043
Colon hydrotherapists, certification of, and mandatory affiliation with naturopath: SB 5124
Eastern medicine, acupuncture and, as revised name for profession: SB 5018
Eastern medicine, acupuncture and, point injection therapy: SB 5018
Employees, health care workers, paid administrative leave during public health emergency for, when: HB 1242
Employees, health care, unemployment and workers' compensation benefits, when: SB 5190, ESSB 5190
Health care, injuries resulting from, actions against providers for, standard of care law and proof of injury: SB 5271, SSB 5271
Health equity continuing education training for health professions, requirements: SB 5229, ESSB 5229
Health equity curriculum, for medical students, development by UW/WSU schools of medicine: SB 5228, SSB 5228
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, contracts reflecting underrepresented populations: HB 1504, SHB 1504, 2SHB 1504
Home care aides, long-term care workers certification as: HB 1120, ESHB 1120
Home care aides, nurse delegation of glucose testing/monitoring to, when: HB 1120, HB 1124, SHB 1124
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
Malpractice claims, monetary damages, accrual of interest: SB 5155, SSB 5155
Medical assistants, telemedicine practitioner visits assistance by, via interactive A/V telemedicine technology: HB 1378
Medical school graduates, international, limited license for, when: HB 1129, SHB 1129
Medical students, health equity curriculum for, development by UW/WSU schools of medicine: SB 5228, SSB 5228
Miscarriage management/ectopic pregnancies treatment, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, SSB 5140
Naturopathic physicians, affiliation of certified colon hydrotherapists with: SB 5124
Naturopathic physicians, controlled substances prescriptive authority, expanding: SB 5088
Naturopathic physicians, expanding scope of practice of: SB 5088
Nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, health carrier reimbursement at same rate as physicians: SB 5222
Nurses, long-term care settings, delegation of tasks to certified assistants or home care aides: HB 1120, HB 1124, SHB 1124
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 forensic examiners for nonfatal strangulation victims: SB 5183, SSB 5183
Nurses, registered/licensed practical/vocational, multistate license to practice: SB 5247
Nursing assistants, alternative training and a competency evaluation, completion of: HB 1120, ESHB 1120
Nursing assistants, certified, nurse delegation of glucose testing/monitoring to, when: HB 1120, HB 1124, SHB 1124
Opioid overdose reversal medication, prescribing of, requirements: SB 5195, SSB 5195
Personal protective equipment, during COVID emergency, provider reimbursement by health carrier: SB 5169, SSB 5169
Physicians, performing breast implant surgery, informing patient and receiving informed consent for, requirements: SB 5441, SSB 5441
Pregnancy, complications of, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SSB 5140
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, SSB 5178
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
Respiratory care practitioners, practice of respiratory care by, expansion of, and licensing requirements: HB 1383, SHB 1383
Seizures/neurological symptoms/etc., children with, diagnostic services/genetic testing for, provider referral: HB 1346
Telemedicine, audio-only, delivery of services to covered persons via, reimbursement for: HB 1196, ESHB 1196, SB 5325
Telemedicine, audio/visual, medical assistants assisting during practitioner visit via interactive technology: HB 1378
Telemedicine, consultation of out-of-state practitioner with in-state practitioner responsible for patient: SB 5423, SSB 5423
Telemedicine, services, health carrier reimbursement of provider at in-person total compensation amount: HB 1462
HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL  HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL RSS Feed
               (See also COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; EMERGENCY, STATE OF; HEALTH DISTRICTS, LOCAL; HEALTH, BOARDS OF, LOCAL; HEALTH, DEPARTMENT)
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
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, SHB 1074
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
Medical school graduates, international, limited license for, when nominated by local department: HB 1129, SHB 1129
Microenterprise home kitchen operations, permit for, local jurisdictions role: HB 1258, SHB 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
Vapor products enforcement, role of local health officers: HB 1345, SB 5266
HEALTH DISTRICTS, LOCAL  HEALTH DISTRICTS, LOCAL RSS Feed
               (See also COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL; HEALTH, BOARDS OF, LOCAL)
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
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
Members, expertise and lived experience of, diversity requirements: HB 1110
HEALTH, DEPARTMENT  HEALTH, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; EMERGENCY, STATE OF; HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC; HEALTH CARE; HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL; HOSPITALS; MENTAL HEALTH)
Contaminants, monitoring food supplies for, information from federal FDA related to, disclosure exemption for: SB 5303
Crab, biotoxin contamination regulation of, DOH authority for: HB 1508, SHB 1508
Death with dignity act, end-of-life care in connection with, department role: HB 1141, ESHB 1141
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
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
Health centers, school-based health center program office, establishing, DOH role: HB 1225, SHB 1225
Health equity continuing education training for health professions, requirements, DOH role: ESSB 5229
Health equity zones, identifying and creating, department role: SB 5052, SSB 5052
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, DOH role: HB 1504, SHB 1504, 2SHB 1504
Health systems, transparency, data/practices/services/staffing/finances, DOH role: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
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
Justice, environmental, environmental health disparities, department actions to reduce: SSB 5141
Justice, environmental, environmental health inequities, department actions to reduce: SB 5141
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
Medical commission, issuance of limited licenses to international medical school graduates: HB 1129, SHB 1129
Microenterprise home kitchen operations, regulation of and permits and pilot program for, DOH role: HB 1258, SHB 1258
Nursing care quality assurance commission, executive director for, secretary to appoint: HB 1123
Parks/outdoor recreation spaces, "parks Rx" health and wellness pilot program task force, DOH to convene: SB 5292, SSB 5292
Provider organization acquisitions, impact on affordable/reproductive/end-of-life/gender affirming health care, studying: SB 5335
Public health districts, comprehensive, creation and functioning of, department role: HB 1152, SB 5173
Public health, comprehensive health services districts, establishing and functioning of, DOH role: SHB 1152
School drinking water, lead in, sampling/testing at outlets for, requirements, DOH role: HB 1139, SHB 1139
Vapor products, regulation of, comprehensive provisions, DOH role: HB 1345, SB 5266
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
Drinking water, lead in school systems, sampling/testing at outlets, requirements, board role: SHB 1139
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
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
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES  HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES RSS Feed
               
Black history month, celebrating: * HR 4603 (2021), HR 4604
Chinese American history month, each January as, designation of: SB 5264
Election day, as a state legal holiday: SB 5143
Executive order 9066, seventy-ninth anniversary, acknowledging: * HR 4609 (2021), * SR 8607 (2021)
Future educators month, February as, celebrating: * SR 8605 (2021)
Juneteenth, as state legal holiday, establishing as: HB 1016, SHB 1016
King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. day, observing: * HR 4601 (2021), * SR 8603 (2021)
Lincoln, Abraham, sixteenth president, honoring on presidents' day: * HR 4607 (2021)
Lunar New Year, celebrating: * HR 4606 (2021), * SR 8609 (2021)
Presidents' day, celebrating: * HR 4607 (2021)
Washington, George, first president, honoring on presidents' day: * HR 4607 (2021)
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, misdemeanor, SHELTER act: SB 5107
Camping on public property, unauthorized, prohibitions as condition for imposing certain local sales/use taxes: HB 1526, HB 1541
College students, homeless and foster care college students pilot program, expanding access to: HB 1166, SHB 1166
Definitions, "homeless" and experiencing homelessness," for various purposes: HB 1221, SHB 1221
Encampments, camping on public property, unauthorized, SHELTER act: SB 5107
Encampments, transitional, permit actions to site, SEPA exemption for, when: SB 5428, SSB 5428
Housing and assistance, document-recording surcharges for: HB 1183
Housing and assistance, home sharing programs, aiding and funding: HB 1183
Housing and assistance, special excise tax on lodging for: SB 5012, SSB 5012
Housing, addressing homelessness via estate tax revenue deposits in equity in housing account: HB 1465
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, SB 5279
Housing/facilities for homeless youth, revenues from special excise tax on lodging for: HB 1070, ESHB 1070
Indigency, court imposition of costs on indigent defendant, prohibiting: HB 1412, SHB 1412
Job seekers, hard-to-place, homeless persons as, B&O/public utility tax credits for employers hiring: SB 5358, SSB 5358
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
Rental assistance, to prevent homelessness, certain account funds use for: SB 5156
Shelter units, services for residents of, real estate sales excise tax revenue use for: HB 1069, SHB 1069, E2SHB 1069
Shelters, for homeless, city/county emergency overnight sites, requirements: SB 5107
Shelters, temporary, permit actions to site, SEPA exemption for, when: SB 5428, SSB 5428
Shelters, temporary, special excise tax on lodging for: SB 5012, SSB 5012
Students, homeless, school in-person instruction resumption priority groups for delivery to include: HB 1366, SHB 1366
HOMES AND HOUSING  HOMES AND HOUSING RSS Feed
               (See also DISABILITIES, INDIVIDUALS WITH; GROWTH MANAGEMENT; HOMELESS PERSONS; LODGING; LOW-INCOME PERSONS; MANUFACTURED HOUSING AND MOBILE HOMES; REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY; 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, SB 5221
Accessory dwelling units, housing unit on same lot as, primarily renter-occupied: SB 5235, ESSB 5235
Affordable housing, all types of, housing element and planning requirements under GMA: HB 1232
Affordable housing, county acquisition of emergency, transitional, or supportive: HB 1070, ESHB 1070
Affordable housing, defining for purposes of intergovernmental disposition of surplus public property: HB 1511
Affordable housing, development consultants for rural communities assistance for, contracts with: SSB 5375
Affordable housing, development in rural and urban locations, differences between, studying: SB 5375
Affordable housing, duplexes/triplexes/quadplexes/sixplexes/townhouses/cottage clusters in certain areas: SB 5269, SSB 5269
Affordable housing, eliminating a financial institution B&O tax deduction to fund: SB 5138
Affordable housing, for all low-income levels, under GMA: HB 1220, SHB 1220
Affordable housing, housing benefit districts for increasing, creation and funding of: HB 1128, SHB 1128
Affordable housing, increasing supply through GMA and housing density tax incentives: HB 1157, SHB 1157, SB 5390, SSB 5390
Affordable housing, local sales/use tax revenue use for acquiring: HB 1070, ESHB 1070
Affordable housing, low-income single-family, American dream homes: SB 5189, SSB 5189
Affordable housing, multi-family property tax exemption for multi-unit residential structures in RTAs, expanding: SB 5287, SSB 5287, 2SSB 5287
Affordable housing, properties selling/renting 25% of units to nonprofits/local government, property tax exemption: SB 5287, SSB 5287, 2SSB 5287
Affordable housing, rental, incentive program and property tax exemption: HB 1035
Affordable housing, services for residents of, real estate sales excise tax revenue use for: HB 1069, SHB 1069, E2SHB 1069
Affordable housing, special excise tax on sale/charge for lodging for: SB 5012, SSB 5012
Affordable housing, through local infrastructure project areas and financing: HB 1243
Affordable housing, very low-income, preserving: HB 1035
Affordable workforce housing, revenues from special excise tax on lodging for, when: HB 1070, ESHB 1070
Assistance, housing and rental, special lodging excise tax use for: HB 1069
Common interest communities, foreclosure of lien on unit for owner unpaid assessments, when: HB 1482
Common interest communities, notices/meetings/votes and electronic transmission: SB 5011
Common interest communities, notices/meetings/votes and electronic transmission or conferencing: SSB 5011
Condominium associations, notices/meetings/votes and electronic transmission: SB 5011
Condominium associations, notices/meetings/votes and electronic transmission or conferencing: SSB 5011
Condominiums, purchaser deposit funds use and declarant surety bonds: SB 5024, ESSB 5024
Cooperatives, limited equity, providing owned housing for low-income persons, property tax exemption: HB 1350
Dwelling units, accessory to single-family dwelling, property tax exemption for: SB 5033, SSB 5033
Dwelling units, accessory, city/county adoption of model code requirements for, incentives: HB 1337
Dwelling units, accessory, housing unit on same lot as, primarily renter-occupied: SB 5235, ESSB 5235
Dwelling units, detached accessory, when located outside of urban growth areas, requirements: HB 1298, SB 5221
Emergency housing, emergency housing and shelters and permanent supportive housing under GMA: HB 1220, SHB 1220
Home air quality improvement program, statewide, establishing to aid children with respiratory conditions: HB 1291
Homeless housing and assistance, special excise tax on lodging for: SB 5012, SSB 5012
Homeless housing, public building conversion grant program, creating: HB 1101
Homeless housing/assistance, document-recording surcharges for: HB 1183, HB 1277, SHB 1277, SB 5279
Homeless housing/assistance, home sharing programs, aiding and funding: HB 1183
Homeless housing/assistance, home sharing programs, grant program for organizations operating: HB 1183
Homeless youth, housing/facilities for, revenues from special excise tax on lodging for: HB 1070, ESHB 1070
Homeowners' associations, notices/meetings/votes and electronic transmission: SB 5011
Homeowners' associations, notices/meetings/votes and electronic transmission or conferencing: SSB 5011
Homeowners, facing foreclosure, applicability of assistance provisions of foreclosure fairness act, expanding: HB 1108, ESHB 1108
Homeowners, facing foreclosure, foreclosure mediation program and federally insured depository institutions: HB 1108, ESHB 1108
Homes, single-family with children home-/private-schooled, state/local enrichment property tax levies exemption: SB 5257
Homes, single-family, damaged by wildfires during September 2020, improvements to, property tax exemption: SB 5454
Homestead state property tax exemption for portion of assessed value of residential property, when: SB 5463, SJR 8206
Homesteads, exemption in bankruptcy proceedings, amount and application of: SB 5408
Housing benefit district advisory board, establishing: HB 1128, SHB 1128
Housing benefit districts, for increasing affordable housing, creation and funding of: HB 1128, SHB 1128
Housing policies, proposed legislation on, equity impact statements for, when: HB 1264, SHB 1264, SB 5274
Housing stability services and eviction prevention, document-recording surcharge revenue for: HB 1277, SHB 1277, SB 5279
Housing trust fund, city/county emergency overnight homeless shelters use of: SB 5107
Housing, for farmworkers, temporary, sales/use tax exemptions for, expanding: SB 5396, SSB 5396, 2SSB 5396
Housing, placements in county for conditionally released sexual predators, fair share principles: SB 5163, SSB 5163
Housing, racially disparate impacts/displacement/exclusion in, addressing at local level: HB 1220, SHB 1220
Housing, rental voucher for certain incarcerated offenders: SB 5117, SSB 5117
Multiunit residential buildings, purchaser deposit funds use and declarant surety bonds: SB 5024, ESSB 5024
Occupants, unrelated, occupying home, city/county limiting of, prohibiting: SB 5235, ESSB 5235
Racial inequities, current/historical, addressing via estate tax revenue deposits in equity in housing account: HB 1465
Racially disparate impacts, displacement, and exclusion in housing, addressing at local level: HB 1220, SHB 1220
Rental assistance, emergency rental assistance grant program, creating: HB 1228, HB 1398
Rental assistance, to prevent homelessness, certain account funds use for: SB 5156
Rental assistance, to prevent homelessness, certain funds use for: HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), SB 5344
Rental housing, duplexes/triplexes/townhouses/cottage clusters/etc. in areas zoned for single-family housing: SB 5269, SSB 5269
Rental housing, preserving through rent repayment plans and resolution and assistance programs: HB 1228
Rental housing, single-/multi-family, conservation/energy efficiency opportunities, roles of owner and utility: HB 1125, HB 1498, SB 5295
Rental housing, vouchers for juvenile offenders through community transition services program: HB 1186, SHB 1186, 2SHB 1186
Rentals, short-term rental operators and platforms, provisions: SB 5012, SSB 5012
Residence, theft of firearm from store/shop/sales outlet/vehicle or, class B felony: SB 5407
Residential property, antidisplacement state property tax exemption for portion of assessed value of: HB 1494
Residential property, homestead state property tax exemption for portion of assessed value of, when: SB 5463, SJR 8206
School district employees, single/multi-family housing for, district role: SB 5043
Shelter units, services for residents of, real estate sales excise tax revenue use for: HB 1069, SHB 1069, E2SHB 1069
HORSE RACING  HORSE RACING RSS Feed
               (See also GAMBLING; HORSE RACING COMMISSION; HORSES)
Equine activities, involving horse racing, equine-related products sales tax revenues use for: SB 5364
Equine industry reinvestment account, Washington, creating: SB 5364
Racetracks, sports wagering through pools by cardrooms or, authorizing: SB 5212
HORSE RACING COMMISSION  HORSE RACING COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Equine activities, involving horse racing, equine-related products sales tax revenues use for, commission role: SB 5364
Salaries and expenses, removing prohibition on state payments for: HB 1022
HORSES  HORSES RSS Feed
               (See also HORSE RACING; HORSE RACING COMMISSION; LIVESTOCK)
Equine activities, involving horse racing, equine-related products sales tax revenues use for: SB 5364
HOSPITALS  HOSPITALS RSS Feed
               (See also HEALTH CARE FACILITIES)
Acquisition of hospital/hospital system, applying for/receiving approval of DOH, requirements/procedures: SB 5335
Acquisition of hospital/hospital system, impact on affordable/reproductive/end-of-life/gender affirming health care: SB 5335
Acute care hospitals, immediate jeopardy due to violations, imposing fines/limited stop service for: HB 1148, SHB 1148, 2SHB 1148
Critical access and sole community, provisions concerning: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Critical access hospitals and public expenditure hospitals, safety net assessment for, extending expiration of: HB 1316
Death with dignity act, end-of-life care in connection with, requirements: HB 1141, ESHB 1141
Health insurance carriers, hospital/affiliate contracts with, prohibitions: HB 1160, SHB 1160
Health systems, loans from government entities in response to emergency/pandemic, reporting: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Health systems, transparency, consolidated income statement/balance sheet: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Health systems, transparency, data/practices/services/staffing/finances: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Information reporting, to include race/ethnicity/gender identity/language/disability, when: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Information/data reporting, new requirements for, limiting to COVID-related patient care and vaccines: SB 5420
Licensing/other selected laws/regulations, automatic waiver or suspension during state of emergency of: SB 5178, SSB 5178
Miscarriage management/ectopic pregnancies treatment, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SB 5140, SSB 5140
Nonprofit hospitals, community health improvement services activities: HB 1272, SHB 1272, E2SHB 1272
Opioid overdose reversal medication, prescription in emergency department: SB 5195
Opioid overdose reversal medication, prescription in emergency department or when treated on a medical floor: SSB 5195
Pregnancy, complications of, health care entity care prohibitions, prohibiting: SSB 5140
Psychiatric beds, certificate of need exemption to allow for: SB 5236, SSB 5236
Public expenditure hospitals, certified, safety net assessment for, extending expiration of: HB 1316
Safety net assessment, for medicaid hospital services and public expenditure/critical access hospitals, extending: HB 1316
Services, in-network, for PEBB/SEBB/medical assistance enrollees, role of certain hospitals: SB 5377
Services, in-network, hospitals to contract with health benefit exchange public option plans, when: SSB 5377, 2SSB 5377
Strangulation, nonfatal, victims of, exam costs payment by state, when: SB 5183, SSB 5183
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS  HOUSE RESOLUTIONS RSS Feed
               
Black history month: * HR 4603 (2021), HR 4604
Executive order 9066, seventy-ninth anniversary: * HR 4609 (2021)
House rules, permanent: HR 4602, * HR 4610 (2021)
House rules, standing committees, changes to: * HR 4600 (2021), * HR 4605 (2021), * HR 4608 (2021)
House rules, standing committees, permanent rules: HR 4602, * HR 4610 (2021)
House rules, temporary: * HR 4600 (2021), * HR 4605 (2021), * HR 4608 (2021)
Japanese American veterans, incarcerees, and civil rights activists: * HR 4609 (2021)
King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr.: * HR 4601 (2021)
Lincoln, Abraham, sixteenth president, on presidents' day: * HR 4607 (2021)
Lunar New Year and Washington's Asian and Pacific Islander American community: * HR 4606 (2021)
Presidents' day: * HR 4607 (2021)
Washington, George, first president, on presidents' day: * HR 4607 (2021)
HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION  HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Bank, Washington state public bank, establishing, commission to administer and operate: SB 5188
Cooperative, Washington state public financial cooperative, establishing, commission to administer and operate: SSB 5188
HUNTING  HUNTING RSS Feed
               
Licenses, big and small game, discounts for senior citizens: HB 1185
Wildlife, taking or effort to harvest, licensee/permittee reporting requirements, violation penalty, increasing: HB 1261
HYDRAULIC PERMITS AND PROJECTS  HYDRAULIC PERMITS AND PROJECTS RSS Feed
               
Environmental restoration projects, benefitting freshwater/estuarine/marine fish, permitting for, streamlining: HB 1382, SHB 1382
Environmental restoration projects, fish habitat, habitat recovery pilot program for projects: HB 1382, SHB 1382
Fish habitat enhancement, projects for, national flood insurance program, requirements/fees for administering: HB 1268, HB 1478
Fish habitat enhancement, projects for, tribally sponsored fish habitat enhancement or restoration projects: HB 1478
Fish passage barriers, DOT correction projects, DFW permitting review/approval process: SB 5207, SB 5381
Fish passage barriers, removal projects, national flood insurance program, requirements/fees for administering: HB 1268, HB 1478
Marine shoreline stabilization/armoring, replacing, options and requirements for: SB 5273, SSB 5273
Projects, permits for, exemption from requirement, when: HB 1436