Topical Index

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               (See also FOSTER CARE; LONG-TERM CARE; NURSING HOMES)
Adopted siblings and adoptive parents, recognition as relatives for certain public assistance purposes: HB 1774, SB 5692
Adoption support payments, hard to place children: SB 5935, SSB 5935
Aged, blind, or disabled assistance program, creation in connection with termination of disability lifeline program: * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Apple health for kids program, premiums: * EHB 2003, CH 33 (2011)
Apple health for kids program, premiums for certain children: SSB 5929
Apple health for kids program, premiums for children not eligible for federally financed care: SB 5929
Apple health for kids program, restricting eligibility: HB 1480
Application forms, revising required contents: HB 1027
Assistance recipients, requiring parents or legal guardians to ensure regular school attendance by their children: SB 6153
Chemical dependency, helping persons with, improving collaboration between providers, service delivery, law enforcement, and criminal justice agencies: SB 5452, * SSB 5452, CH 305 (2011)
Child care facilities, voluntary quality rating and improvement system, department to implement: SB 6532
Child care facilities, voluntary quality rating and improvement system, implementation: HB 2569, SHB 2569, 2SHB 2569
Child care subsidy program, applications, removing child support obligation establishment or enforcement when application received: HB 2828, * SHB 2828, CH 4 (2012)
Child care subsidy program, avoiding overpayments with electronic benefit transfer system: SB 5527
Child care subsidy program, rates paid to child care centers, department of early learning to review: EHB 1364
Child care subsidy program, revising provisions: SB 5921, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Child care subsidy program, temporary assistance for needy families, increasing rates paid to child care centers: SB 5269
Child care subsidy program, WorkFirst temporary assistance for needy families, expenditure constraints: HB 1782, SHB 1782, * EHB 2262, CH 217 (2012)
Child care subsidy program, working connections child care, annual audit: SB 5331
Child welfare services, dependency system, unannounced monthly visits to caregivers: HB 1697, * SHB 1697, CH 160 (2011), SB 5393, SSB 5393
Child welfare services, establishment of secure and semi-secure crisis residential centers and HOPE centers: HB 1858, * SHB 1858, CH 240 (2011)
Child welfare services, evidence-based and research-based programs: * E2SHB 2536, CH 232 (2012)
Child welfare services, evidence-based programs, expending state funds on: HB 2536, SHB 2536, SB 6205
Child welfare services, fatality and near fatality reviews, role of department of social and health services: HB 1105, * SHB 1105, CH 61 (2011), SB 5043
Child welfare services, improving outcomes: HB 2678
Child welfare services, organizations providing, modifying business and occupation tax deduction: HB 1902, * ESHB 1902, CH 163 (2011)
Child welfare services, reforming delivery through community-based system using performance-based contracting: HB 2264, SHB 2264, * E2SHB 2264, CH 205 (2012)
Child welfare services, retroactive and technical amendments: HB 2122, SHB 2122
Child welfare transparency committees, creation: SB 6602
Children's health insurance program, implementing waste, fraud, and abuse detection, prevention, and recovery solutions: SB 6466
Citizenship, evidence of, requiring from all applicants for benefits: SB 6434
Community access programs for persons with developmental disabilities, transitioning to when receiving employment services: * SSB 6384, CH 49 (2012)
Community access programs for persons with developmental disabilities, transitioning to when receiving services through home and community-based medicaid waiver: SB 6384
Community-based or in-home care settings, delegation of nursing care tasks to home care aides: HB 1278, SB 5197, SSB 5197
Crisis residential centers and HOPE centers, secure and semi-secure, establishment: HB 1858, * SHB 1858, CH 240 (2011)
Detoxification inpatient hospital care in mental disease treatment institutions, purchase: HB 2643
Developmental disabilities, children with, shared parenting placement agreements for out-of-home placement: HB 1581, SHB 1581, 2SHB 1581, SB 5573
Developmental disabilities, release from confinement of persons with, reinstatement of medical assistance: HB 1718
Disability lifeline program, reforms to include creation of new disability lifeline programs: HB 2082, SB 5938
Disability lifeline program, termination, new programs to be created: HB 1481, * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Electronic benefit cards, adding photo identification to cards: HB 1927
Electronic benefit cards, limiting use: SB 5327, SSB 5327, 2SSB 5327, SB 5660, SSB 5660, SB 5921, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Eligibility for assistance, determination of income and resources, modifications: SB 6462, ESSB 6462
Eligibility for public assistance, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1976
Eligibility for public assistance, requirement that applicant be citizen or lawfully present in U.S.: SB 5338
Eligibility for public assistance, verification by department of social and health services: SB 5328
Family planning services, expanding: SB 5912, * SSB 5912, CH 41 (2011)
Food assistance, state food assistance program, limiting funding to appropriations in omnibus operating appropriations act: HB 2000
Food stamp program, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1976
Fraud and abuse, termination of benefits due to, provisions: HB 2584
Fraud and accountability, office of, establishment within department of social and health services: SB 5921, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Fraud and accountability, office of, taking certain steps to reduce public assistance fraud: SB 6386, * SSB 6386, CH 253 (2012)
Fraud investigations, state attorney general to conduct all investigations under Title 74: SB 6606
Fraud ombudsman, to work with office of fraud and accountability, appointment by state auditor: SB 5921
Fraud, medicaid and children's health insurance program, implementing waste, fraud, and abuse detection, prevention, and recovery solutions: SB 6466
Fraud, public assistance fraud, reducing: SB 6386, * SSB 6386, CH 253 (2012)
Fraud, reward for reporting public assistance fraud: HB 2583
Generic drug manufacturers, competitive bid process as part of medicaid purchasing: HB 1397
Hard to place children, adoption support payments: SB 5935, SSB 5935
Health care compact, including establishment of interstate advisory health care commission: HB 2125
HOPE centers and crisis residential centers, secure and semi-secure, establishment: HB 1858, * SHB 1858, CH 240 (2011)
Hospital safety net assessment fund, increasing sum available to state from fund through hospital payment reductions: * EHB 2069, CH 35 (2011)
Hospitals, payments to, reducing to increase hospital safety net assessment fund sum available to state: * EHB 2069, CH 35 (2011)
In-home care services, funding for, repealing nonresident sales tax exemption to restore: HB 2102, SB 5926
In-home or community-based care settings, delegation of nursing care task to home care aides: HB 1278, SB 5197, SSB 5197
Interstate advisory health care commission, establishment: HB 2125
Language access provider services, ensuring for certain medicare and public assistance recipients: SB 5807
Language access providers, definition for collective bargaining purposes: HB 2711, HB 2830, SB 6634
Medicaid, applications for, submission for incarcerated offenders by department of corrections: * HB 2803, CH 237 (2012), SB 6531, SSB 6531
Medicaid, competitive bid process for generic drug manufacturers: HB 1397
Medicaid, department of social and health services submission of demonstration waiver request to create medicaid program flexibility: SB 5596, SSB 5596
Medicaid, department of social and health services submission of request to medicare and medicaid services' innovation center: SSB 5596, * E2SSB 5596, CH 1 (2011)
Medicaid, fraud hotline, attorney general to establish: SB 6227, ESSB 6227
Medicaid, implementing waste, fraud, and abuse detection, prevention, and recovery solutions: SB 6466
Medicaid, increasing fee-for-service hospital reimbursement rates: * EHB 2069, CH 35 (2011)
Medicaid, managed care contracts, including preventative care and screenings for children: SB 6546
Medicaid, managed care, comprehensive medication management process when enrollee has five or more prescriptions: SSB 6107
Medicaid, managed care, prescription review when enrollee has five or more prescriptions: SB 6107
Medicaid, managed health care system reimbursement of nonparticipating providers: SB 5927, * ESSB 5927, CH 9 (2011)
Medicaid, medicaid fraud false claims act: HB 2246, SHB 2246, SB 5458, SSB 5458, 2SSB 5458, SB 5960, ESSB 5960, SB 5978, * ESSB 5978, CH 241 (2012) PV
Medicaid, medicaid fraud penalty account, creation: HB 2246, SHB 2246, SB 5458, SSB 5458, 2SSB 5458, SB 5960, ESSB 5960, SB 5978, * ESSB 5978, CH 241 (2012) PV
Medicaid, medicaid generic drug competition and savings act: HB 1397
Medicaid, medicaid personal care services program, modifying: SB 6609
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, ensuring efficient and economic payments: HB 1249, SHB 1249, SB 5466
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, financing allowance component rate allocations and case mix: HB 1149, SHB 1149, SB 5041
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, financing allowance factors and component rate allocations: HB 2685
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, reconciliation and settlement process: HB 2737
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, restoring certain 2011 methodology changes: HB 2752
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, skilled nursing facility safety net assessment medicaid share pass through or rate add-on: HB 1722, SB 5581, * ESSB 5581, CH 7 (2011)
Medicaid, nursing facility payment system, various provisions: HB 1722, HB 2752, SB 5581, * ESSB 5581, CH 7 (2011)
Medicaid, premiums imposed on children, lowering threshold for imposing: SB 6526
Medicaid, providing eyeglasses to enrollees: HB 1613, SB 5352, * SSB 5352, CH 100 (2011)
Medicaid, restoring funding for in-home care services: HB 2102, SB 5926
Medicaid, submitting medicaid and state children's health insurance program demonstration project implementation request: * E2SSB 5596, CH 1 (2011)
Medicaid, submitting medicaid and state children's health insurance program waiver of certain eligibility requirements: HB 2546
Medicaid, transfer of medical assistance and medicaid purchasing to health care authority: HB 1738, SHB 1738, * 2E2SHB 1738, CH 15 (2011), SB 5477
Medical assistance, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1976
Medical assistance, managed health care system reimbursement of nonparticipating providers: HB 2057, SB 5927, * ESSB 5927, CH 9 (2011)
Medical assistance, rural hospitals certified as critical access hospitals, cost-based reimbursement: HB 2130
Medical assistance, transfer of medical assistance and medicaid purchasing to health care authority: HB 1738, SHB 1738, * 2E2SHB 1738, CH 15 (2011), SB 5477
Medical assistance, transitioning basic health plan enrollees to federally financed programs, enrollment restrictions: HB 1312, * SHB 1312, CH 284 (2011), SB 5148, SSB 5148, 2SSB 5148
Medical care services, in connection with termination of disability lifeline program, provisions: * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Medical interpretive services, ensuring for certain medicare and public assistance recipients: SB 5807
Medical services programs, solutions for waste, fraud, and abuse detection, prevention, and recovery: HB 2571, * ESHB 2571, CH 234 (2012)
Mental health disorders, helping persons with, improving collaboration between providers, service delivery, law enforcement, and criminal justice agencies: SB 5452, * SSB 5452, CH 305 (2011)
Mental health inpatient care in mental disease treatment institutions, purchase: HB 2643
Nonmedical care management services for certain persons, nursing home option to provide: HB 1901, SHB 1901, SB 5708, * ESSB 5708, CH 366 (2011)
Nursing facilities, department of social and health services to convene work group to incentivize facilities to reduce licensed beds: E2SHB 1901, * ESSB 5708, CH 366 (2011)
Overpayments, department of social and health services authority to waive collection when equitable estoppel elements are met: * SSB 6508, CH 258 (2012) PV
Overpayments, department of social and health services authority to waive collection when not client's fault: SB 6508
Pharmacy payments, audit of, including systematic program improvement data gathering method: HB 1737, ESHB 1737
Postacute care program certification standards, department of social and health services to adopt: HB 1901, SHB 1901, SB 5708
Pregnant women assistance program, creation in connection with termination of disability lifeline program: * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Prenatal and well-child visits, reimbursement of rural health clinics: SB 5682
Primary care health home model, using to restrain health care costs: HB 1739, SB 5394, * SSB 5394, CH 316 (2011)
Regulatory authority for health care, adoption of health care compact and establishment of interstate advisory health care commission: HB 2125
Rural health clinics, reimbursement for prenatal and well-child visits: SB 5682
Rural hospitals, certified as critical access hospitals, medical assistance cost-based reimbursement: HB 2130
Social and health services, splitting department into smaller agencies: SB 6606
State food assistance program, limiting funding to appropriations in omnibus operating appropriations act: HB 2000
Subsidy program, twelve-month authorization period: * SSB 6226, CH 251 (2012)
Supplemental security income, early transition project, repealing: HB 2437, * SB 6223, CH 57 (2012)
Temporary assistance for needy families, benefits for child with caregiver other than parents: HB 1741, SHB 1741, 2SHB 1741, SB 5921, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Temporary assistance for needy families, dispensing through electronic transfer system: SB 5330
Temporary assistance for needy families, disqualification for parents terminated for repeated WorkFirst noncompliance: HB 1741, 2SHB 1741, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Temporary assistance for needy families, drug testing for applicants: HB 2424
Temporary assistance for needy families, eligibility time limits: HB 2007, SB 5865, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Temporary assistance for needy families, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1976
Temporary assistance for needy families, provisions concerning appropriations, eligibility, and family assessments: 2SHB 1741
Temporary assistance for needy families, provisions concerning appropriations, eligibility, family assessments, and use of assistance: SB 5660, SSB 5660
Transitional care management services for certain persons, nursing home option to provide: E2SHB 1901
Traumatic brain injury strategic partnership, advisory council, and account, revising provisions: HB 1614, * SHB 1614, CH 143 (2011)
Traumatic brain injury, release from confinement of person with, reinstatement of medical assistance: HB 1718
Vulnerable adults, abuse of, prohibiting agencies from charging fee for filing or service of process when relief from abuse is sought: * SSB 6403, CH 156 (2012)
Vulnerable adults, orders for protection of, prohibiting agencies from charging fee for filing or service: SB 6403, * SSB 6403, CH 156 (2012)
Vulnerable adults, protection of, role of department of social and health services: HB 1104, SHB 1104, SB 5042, * SSB 5042, CH 170 (2011)
Well-child and prenatal visits, reimbursement of rural health clinics: SB 5682
WorkFirst, child care services eligibility requirement: HB 2007, SB 5865
WorkFirst, employee incentive program for certain department employees, pilot program: SB 5921, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
WorkFirst, expenditure constraints for WorkFirst temporary assistance for needy families, including child care: HB 1782, SHB 1782, * EHB 2262, CH 217 (2012)
WorkFirst, implementation plan for redesign of program: 2SHB 1741, SB 5921
WorkFirst, legislative-executive WorkFirst oversight task force to oversee redesign of program: * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
WorkFirst, limiting percentage of program appropriations to be spent for administrative purposes: SB 6411
WorkFirst, outcome measure to include school enrollment and attendance of recipient's school-aged children: SSB 6153
WorkFirst, redesign of program: * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
WorkFirst, termination for repeated noncompliance, temporary assistance for needy families parent disqualification: HB 1741, 2SHB 1741
WorkFirst, work activity requirements: SB 5921, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Working connections child care program, annual audit: SB 5331
Working connections child care program, expenditure constraints in connection with WorkFirst program: * EHB 2262, CH 217 (2012)
Working connections child care program, extending eligibility period: HB 2446, SHB 2446
Working connections child care program, revising provisions: SB 5921, * ESSB 5921, CH 42 (2011) PV
Working connections program, applications, removing child support obligation establishment or enforcement when application received: HB 2828, * SHB 2828, CH 4 (2012)