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               (See also HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS; LONG-TERM CARE; MEDICINE AND MEDICAL DEVICES; MENTAL HEALTH; NURSING HOMES; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE)
Abortion, parental notification requirements: HB 1442
Abortion, women's right to know act: HB 2200
Abortions, prohibiting use of public funds for, exceptions: SB 5336
Affordable care act, modifying statutes for implementation: * ESSB 5122, CH 314 (2011)
AIDS, education, requiring signed parental confirmation for student participant: HB 1604
AIDS, personal health-related information, uniform protection: HB 1563, SHB 1563
AIDS, prevention education, provisions of restoration of parents' rights act: HB 1602
Alcohol poisoning, persons under twenty-one, limited immunity from prosecution when seeking medical attention: HB 1166
Allergies, drug allergies, informed consent for medication administration when patient has known allergy: SB 5776
Autism spectrum disorders, extension of insurance coverage: SB 5059
Back pain and spinal surgery, Robert Bree collaborative to seek evidence-based practice guidelines or strategies: HB 1311
Brain injury awareness, increasing: * HR 4614 (2011)
Brain injury, traumatic, recognizing advocacy groups, patients, and victims: * SR 8641 (2011)
Breast reconstruction, surgical facilities to provide information prior to mastectomy or related procedure: HB 1101, SHB 1101, SB 5262
Caesarean section and elective induction of labor, Robert Bree collaborative to seek evidence-based practice guidelines or strategies: HB 1311
Cancer, registry program, department of health authority to collect certain employment information: * SB 5149, CH 38 (2011)
Chemical dependency treatment, funding, spirits distributor licensees to pay license issuance fee: SB 6578
Chemical dependency, programs, assessment services to use validated assessment tool: HB 1880
Chemical dependency, programs, funding from local option sales tax to support: SB 5722, * SSB 5722, CH 347 (2011)
Chemical dependency, programs, provision of both assessment and treatment within certain health facilities: HB 1072
Chiari malformation awareness: * HR 4641 (2011)
Children receiving health care, provisions of restoration of parents' rights act: HB 1602
Chronic care management, using the primary care health home model to restrain health care costs: HB 1739, SB 5394, * SSB 5394, CH 316 (2011)
Defibrillators, automated external defibrillator program, establishment for each high school: SB 6562
Defibrillators, automated external, as part of new medical emergency response program for each high school: SB 6631
Diabetes action team public-private partnership and account, establishment: SB 6556, SSB 6556
Donate life month, national, recognizing: * SR 8649 (2011)
Employees, health care facilities owned and operated by state, prohibiting mandatory overtime: * HB 1290, CH 251 (2011)
Employees, health care facilities, prohibiting mandatory overtime, exceptions: HB 2501, SHB 2501, E2SHB 2501
End-of-life and emergency instructions, immunity for emergency medical personnel when following physician orders for life sustaining treatment: HB 2462
Epinephrine auto-injectors, placing in schools: SB 6593
Evidence-based best practice guidelines and strategies, Robert Bree collaborative to identify: * ESHB 1311, CH 313 (2011)
Facilities, adverse health events and incident reporting system, internet-based system and reporting requirements: SB 5370
Facilities, ambulatory surgical facilities, department of health licensing requirement: HB 1575, * SHB 1575, CH 76 (2011), SB 5619
Facilities, cancer drug repository program, establishment by department of health: SB 6049, SSB 6049
Facilities, certificate of need review, eliminating for all facilities except hospitals: SB 6054
Facilities, creating Washington health care cost commission: SB 6360
Facilities, facility fee charged by, requiring notice of fee when facility is owned by a hospital or health system: HB 2582, * ESHB 2582, CH 184 (2012), SB 6362
Facilities, freestanding emergency rooms, requirements: SB 5515, SSB 5515
Facilities, freestanding emergency rooms, study and evaluation of impact: SB 5515, SSB 5515
Facilities, health care facilities authority, provisions: HB 2317, SHB 2317, SB 5514, SSB 5514, SB 6517, SSB 6517
Facilities, hospital financing by health care facilities authority: HB 2317, SHB 2317, SB 6517, SSB 6517
Facilities, hospital personnel, requirements for reporting to law enforcement: SB 5671, SSB 5671
Facilities, in-network hospitals, covered critical services by out-of-network providers: HB 1561, SHB 1561
Facilities, interference with, adding intentional property damage to statute: HB 2781
Facilities, provision of chemical dependency assessment and treatment within certain health care facilities: HB 1072
Facilities, rural health clinics, public assistance reimbursement of prenatal and well-child visits: SB 5682
Facilities, sperm banks, disclosure requirements for semen donors and sperm banks: HB 2409
Federal health care reform, prohibiting use of state funds for planning or implementation: HB 1804
Hawley, Charles "Chuck," honoring: * HR 4675 (2012)
Health care compact, including establishment of interstate advisory health care commission: HB 2125
Health care facilities authority, hospital financing by: HB 2317, SHB 2317
Health care facilities authority, provisions concerning membership: SSB 5514
Health care facilities authority, provisions concerning membership, rules, and bond financing requests: SB 5514
Health care injuries due to tortious conduct by state and local government, claims for damages: HB 2307, SB 6187, * SSB 6187, CH 250 (2012)
Health care personnel, hazardous drugs, requirements for handling by personnel: SB 5594, * ESSB 5594, CH 39 (2011)
Health planning and development, denial of health service certificate of need by department of health in certain cases: SB 5340
Health reform implementation, joint legislative select committee on, continuing work of committee: HCR 4404, * ESHCR 4404 (2011), SB 5508, SSB 5508
Health sciences and services authorities, higher education coordinating board responsibilities: * HB 1425, CH 155 (2011), SB 5484
Health security trust, creation: HB 1096, HB 2832, SB 5609
HIV, personal health-related information, uniform protection: HB 1563, SHB 1563
Imaging, advanced diagnostic imaging services, convening Robert Bree collaborative to implement evidence-based practice guidelines or strategies: HB 1311
Incarcerated offenders, provisions concerning provider payments, copays, and medicaid applications: * HB 2803, CH 237 (2012), SB 6531, SSB 6531
Information, personal health-related, uniform protection: HB 1563, SHB 1563
Information, relating to sexually transmitted disease or mental health services, disclosure provisions: HB 2316, SHB 2316
Informed consent for medication administration when patient has known drug allergy: SB 5776
Insurance, affordable care act implementation: * ESSB 5122, CH 314 (2011)
Insurance, anatomic pathology services, billing: * HB 1190, CH 128 (2011), * HB 2306, CH 100 (2012), SB 6236
Insurance, apple health for kids program, premiums: * EHB 2003, CH 33 (2011)
Insurance, apple health for kids program, premiums for certain children: SSB 5929
Insurance, apple health for kids program, premiums for children not eligible for federally financed care: SB 5929
Insurance, apple health for kids program, restricting eligibility: HB 1480
Insurance, autism spectrum disorders, extension of coverage: SB 5059
Insurance, basic health plan, funding enrollment by terminating certain tax preferences: HB 1847, SB 5816
Insurance, basic health plan, funding through business and occupation tax on banking businesses: HB 2091
Insurance, basic health plan, funding through business and occupation tax on drug manufacturers: HB 2092
Insurance, basic health plan, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1976
Insurance, basic health plan, managed health care systems' participation, certain payment provisions: SB 6481
Insurance, basic health plan, restricting eligibility to certain persons: * HB 1544, CH 205 (2011)
Insurance, basic health plan, transitioning enrollees to medical assistance: HB 1312, * SHB 1312, CH 284 (2011), SB 5148, SSB 5148, 2SSB 5148
Insurance, benefit plans for state employees in lieu of unused sick leave remuneration, reassigning administration of: HB 2624, SB 6194
Insurance, benefits mandated under state law, elimination: HB 1361
Insurance, comparable coverage for patients receiving self-administered oral anticancer medication: * EHB 1517, CH 159 (2011)
Insurance, coverage for voluntary termination of pregnancy, requirements for insurers: HB 2330, ESHB 2330, SB 6185, SSB 6185
Insurance, covered critical services, out-of-network providers at in-network hospitals: HB 1561, SHB 1561
Insurance, creating multistate consortium with licensing reciprocal agreement to make out-of-state plans available: HB 2687, SB 6440
Insurance, discrimination against health care providers by insurance companies, harmonizing state law with federal: HB 2438, SB 6346
Insurance, establishment of health benefit exchange: * SSB 5445, CH 317 (2011)
Insurance, establishment of health benefit exchange and health benefit exchange board: HB 1740, SB 5445
Insurance, establishment of health benefit exchange and public-private partnership: ESHB 1740
Insurance, expanding coverage for neurodevelopmental therapies: SB 5756, SB 6530
Insurance, health questionnaire, removing as a condition of coverage for certain people when carrier discontinues individual coverage: HB 2739, * SB 6412, CH 64 (2012)
Insurance, health savings account option and high deductible health plan availability for public employees: * 2ESB 5773, CH 8 (2011)
Insurance, home care worker health care benefits, contribution rate payment requirements: HB 2073
Insurance, home care worker health care benefits, funding through omnibus operating appropriations act: SHB 2073
Insurance, implementation of health benefit exchange and provisions of federal patient protection and affordable care act: HB 2319, SHB 2319, * E2SHB 2319, CH 87 (2012) PV, SB 6178, SSB 6178
Insurance, insurance commissioner to submit waiver request to center for medicaid and medicare services: HB 1839
Insurance, K-12 employees' health benefits pool: SB 5940
Insurance, medicare supplement insurance, evidence of insurability requirements: HB 2442
Insurance, medicare, additional funding through sales and use taxation of elective cosmetic services: HB 2022
Insurance, persons under nineteen, requirements for health plans and enrollment: SB 5371, * ESSB 5371, CH 315 (2011)
Insurance, preexisting condition waiting period, crediting applicant's previous coverage when preceding carrier discontinues certain kinds of plans: * SB 6412, CH 64 (2012)
Insurance, prescription drug benefits, out-of-pocket expenses limit: HB 2435, SB 6241
Insurance, preserving preexisting condition waiting periods and use of state health insurance pool by high-risk individuals: HB 1839
Insurance, primary care services through direct patient-provider practice for public employees: SB 6428, ESB 6589
Insurance, prohibiting mandatory participation in any health care system: SJR 8208
Insurance, prohibiting specialty tiers for prescription drugs: HB 1876
Insurance, property tax deduction for medigap or medicare supplement insurance premiums: HB 1942, HB 2386
Insurance, prosthetics and orthotics coverage: HB 1612
Insurance, public employees, wellness incentives: SB 5869
Insurance, purchase of school district and educational service district employee insurance through health care authority: SB 5612, SB 5613
Insurance, rates, determining through comparison of premiums and benefits: HB 1301, SB 5247
Insurance, rates, review of carrier's surplus levels in certain cases: SSB 5247
Insurance, regulation of health care insurance, including coverage of emergency services: HB 1302, SB 5122, * ESSB 5122, CH 314 (2011)
Insurance, reimbursement through state-purchased health care programs, requirements for free-standing emergency rooms: SB 5948
Insurance, restricting insurance contracts that require certain providers to maintain hospital privileges: HB 1914
Insurance, retired local government employees: HB 1693, SB 5565
Insurance, school employees' benefits board, creating: HB 2724, SB 6442, SSB 6442
Insurance, school employees, amending various provisions: HB 2829, * ESSB 5940, CH 3 (2012)
Insurance, school employees, creating consolidated purchasing system and community-rated risk pool: HB 2724, SB 6442, SSB 6442
Insurance, small employers health insurance partnership program, funding obtained through federal resources: HB 1560, * SHB 1560, CH 287 (2011)
Insurance, third-party reimbursement programs, prohibiting provider participation as a licensure condition: HB 2621, SB 6270
Insurance, tobacco cessation treatment preventive benefit requirement: SB 5039, ESSB 5039
Insurance, Washington state health care freedom act: HB 1946
Interstate advisory health care commission, establishment: HB 2125
Life-sustaining treatment order, impact on life insurance sale or issuance: SB 5008
Limited service pregnancy center accountability act: HB 1366, SHB 1366, SB 5274
Marijuana, medical, cannabis dispensing and medical cannabis registry provisions: SB 5955
Marijuana, medical, cannabis production and dispensing provisions: HB 2118
Marijuana, medical, regulating through various avenues, department role: SB 6265, SSB 6265
Marijuana, medical, Washington state medical use of cannabis act provisions: HB 1100, SB 5073, SSB 5073, * E2SSB 5073, CH 181 (2011) PV
Maternal health care task force, legislative, establishment: HB 1562
Medicaid, transfer of medical assistance and medicaid purchasing to health care authority: HB 1738, SHB 1738, * 2E2SHB 1738, CH 15 (2011), SB 5477
Medical services, donated by health care providers, business and occupation tax deduction: SB 6525
Multiple sclerosis, training and certification, licensing of foreign medical school graduates: HB 1595, * SHB 1595, CH 138 (2011)
Music therapy, certification of music therapists: HB 2522, SB 6276
Organ donation, establishing work group to increase donation: SB 5386, * SSB 5386, CH 104 (2011)
Pain management rules, adopted since 2010, suspending: HB 2599
Patient safety day, designating July 25th as: HB 2225
Patient-provider primary care practices, direct, authorizing presenting claims for payment for anatomic pathology services to: * HB 2306, CH 100 (2012), SB 6236
Patients, shared decision making, provisions concerning patient decision aids: HB 2318, * ESHB 2318, CH 101 (2012), SB 6361
Pregnancy, limited service pregnancy centers, accountability of centers: HB 1366, SHB 1366, SB 5274
Primary care health home model, using to restrain health care costs: HB 1739, SB 5394, * SSB 5394, CH 316 (2011)
Primary care, integration of behavioral health care into primary care: SB 5488
Providers, state and governmental, health care claims against, office of risk management role when due to tortious conduct: HB 2741
Public health system, local, work group on funding and service delivery: HB 2801, SSB 6372
Regulatory authority for health care, adoption of health care compact and establishment of interstate advisory health care commission: HB 2125
School districts, contracts with direct practice health providers: HB 1790, * ESHB 1790, CH 269 (2011)
Semen donation, disclosure requirements for donors and sperm banks: HB 2409
Sexual health, education, requiring signed parental confirmation for student participant: HB 1604
Shaken baby syndrome victims and advocates, remembering victims and recognizing advocates: * SR 8657 (2011)
Spinal manipulation, definition of physical therapy, exclusion of chiropractic adjustments of the spine: HB 1673, SB 5549
Transverse myelitis, honoring individuals with: * SR 8677 (2012)
Traumatic brain injury strategic partnership, advisory council, and account, revising provisions: HB 1614, * SHB 1614, CH 143 (2011)
Washington health care cost commission, creation: SB 6360
Washington health security trust, creation: HB 1096, HB 2832, SB 5609
Wound care management by occupational therapists, provisions: HB 1076, SHB 1076, SB 5018, * SSB 5018, CH 88 (2011)
Yakima health district, honoring: * HR 4628 (2011), * SR 8654 (2011)