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               (See also COUNSELORS AND COUNSELING; DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; DRUGS; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES; HEALTH CARE; PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRISTS; VETERINARIANS)
Applied behavior analysis, practice of, licensing and regulation: HB 1555, SB 5488, * SSB 5488, CH 118 (2015)
Assistants, medical, medication administration by, defining "administer": * HB 2350, CH 124 (2016)
Background checks, fingerprint-based, criminal history records change notification program: SHB 2080
Background checks, fingerprint-based, of licensees and applicants: HB 2080, SHB 2080, SB 5720
Behavior analysis, applied, practice by behavior analysts, assistants, and technicians: HB 1555, SB 5488, * SSB 5488, CH 118 (2015)
Blood samples, collection for certain traffic offenses, authorized professionals: * 2E2SHB 1276, CH 3 (2015) PV, HB 2700, * ESHB 2700, CH 203 (2016)
Blood samples, collection of, consent requirement: SB 5066, SSB 5066
Cardiovascular invasive specialists, with health care facilities, meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime, when: HB 1732
Chemical dependency professionals, chemical dependency peer support services and specialist credential: SSB 6485
Chemical dependency professionals, mental health and chemical dependency dual licensure: SB 6485
Chemical dependency professionals, primary place of practice, supplying information at time of license renewal: SSB 6036
Chiropractors, fair payment for spinal manipulation services by health insurance carriers: HB 2861
Compensation of providers, filing and public disclosure: * HB 2332, CH 122 (2016), SB 6167
Credentialing applications, uniform electronic process database submission: SHB 2335, * 2SHB 2335, CH 123 (2016)
Credentialing information, submission and availability: HB 2335, SB 6336
Cultural competency, continuing education training, provisions: SB 5151
Developmental disabilities, adults with, grant program for training medical professionals to work with: HB 1367, SB 5642
Diagnostic radiologic technologists, with health care facilities, meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime, when: HB 1732
Down syndrome, diagnosis by various providers, resource information requirements: * HB 2403, CH 70 (2016), SB 6613
East Asian medicine practitioners, advisory committee, creation of: HB 1045, * SHB 1045, CH 60 (2015), SB 5162
East Asian medicine practitioners, as approved workers' compensation treatment providers: HB 2383
East Asian medicine practitioners, emergency procedures: HB 1045, * SHB 1045, CH 60 (2015), SB 5162
East Asian medicine, point injection therapy: HB 1046, HB 2448, * SHB 2448, CH 97 (2016), SB 5161, SB 6389, SSB 6389
Emergency providers, EPI pen purchase and use: SB 6421
Emergency providers, for local government consortium, PERS service credit: SB 6523, * SSB 6523, CH 236 (2016) PV
Emergency room practitioners, prepackaged medications for patients, authorizing: HB 1402, SB 5460, * ESSB 5460, CH 234 (2015)
EPI pens/epinephrine autoinjectors, provider prescribing and dispensing: * SSB 6421, CH 10 (2016)
Facilities, health care providers at, prohibiting facility limiting of care by: HB 1787, SB 5770
Family medicine education advisory board, creating: HB 1485, SHB 1485, * E2SHB 1485, CH 252 (2015), SB 5680
Family medicine residencies, in shortage areas, hospital and clinic incentive to increase: HB 1485, SHB 1485, * E2SHB 1485, CH 252 (2015), SB 5680
Family medicine residency program, funding slots with hospital safety net assessment: * 2EHB 2151, CH 5 (2015)
Family medicine residency training grant program, creating: SB 5939
Forensic phlebotomists, credentialing of: SB 5066, SSB 5066
Genital mutilation, female, performing to constitute unprofessional conduct: HB 2685, SB 6563
Health care employees, collective bargaining agreements, digital copy submission: ESB 5854
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program fund, funding: HB 1080, HB 2065, SB 5010, SSB 5010, SB 5909, SSB 5909
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, notifications concerning: * E2SHB 1485, CH 252 (2015)
Health workforce innovation projects, to increase flexibility of professionals, approval process: HB 1340, SHB 1340
Incentive payments for prescribing, disclosure by health plan carrier: HB 1683, SB 5443
Information, health care, provider or facility disclosure to family members, when: HB 2475
Information, health care, provider or facility disclosure to family, friends, or certain other persons, when: SB 6565
Interstate medical licensure compact commission, creation and role of: HB 2452, SHB 2452, SB 6228
Lay caregivers, hospital patient discharge plan and aftercare role: HB 2424, SHB 2424, SB 6327, * SSB 6327, CH 226 (2016)
Licensing, through interstate medical licensure compact, expedited licensure and coordinated information system: HB 2452, SHB 2452, SB 6228
Liens, medical, authority for use and requirements: HB 1503, * SHB 1503, CH 201 (2015)
Lyme disease syndrome, posttreatment, effects of long-term antibiotic therapy on, studying: * SSB 5448, CH 89 (2015)
Lyme disease, long-term antibiotic therapy for, health professional prescribing or dispensing: HB 1347, SB 5448
Massage therapy, animal and human, changing "practitioner" to "therapist": HB 2425, * SHB 2425, CH 41 (2016), SB 6181
Massage therapy, animal massage, replacing certification with Washington effective licensing port registration: HB 2622
Massage therapy, licensure, therapist or practitioner prior education: * HB 2781, CH 53 (2016), SB 6399
Massage therapy, unlicensed practice, penalties for permitting: HB 1252, * SHB 1252, CH 18 (2015), SB 5582
Medical education, family practice education advisory board, establishing: HB 2065, SB 5909, SSB 5909
Medical schools, foreign, medical quality assurance commission approval of: HB 1874, SHB 1874, SB 5773
Medical students, practicing medicine as a volunteer, when: HB 1369, SHB 1369
Medication administration, by medical assistants, defining "administer": * HB 2350, CH 124 (2016)
Midwives, primary place of practice, supplying information at time of license renewal: SB 6036, SSB 6036
Naturopaths, legend drugs and controlled substances, prescriptive authority: HB 2304, SB 5815
Nurses, ARNPs, authority to sign and attest to documentation: * HB 1259, CH 104 (2015), SB 5682
Nurses, ARNPs, hospital information request before granting privileges to: HB 2485, HB 2865, SHB 2865
Nurses, licensed, authority in school setting to practice without nonnurse supervisor: HB 1790, SHB 1790, SB 5765
Nurses, LPNs and RNs with health care facilities, meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime, when: HB 1732
Nurses, nurse educator loan repayment and scholarship program, establishing: SSB 5010
Nurses, nurse educator pay it forward program, provisions: HB 1344, SHB 1344, SB 5335
Nurses, primary place of practice, supplying information at time of license renewal: SB 6036, SSB 6036
Nurses, providers for criminal offenders and institutionalized patients, PSERS membership, when: HB 1718, SHB 1718, SB 5703
Nurses, psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners, increasing use at state hospitals: SB 6656
Nurses, public health, authority to dispense certain drugs, when: HB 1545
Nurses, registered, hospital staffing limits, procedures, and plans: HB 1733, SB 5672
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, availability of, studying: HB 2711, * SHB 2711, CH 50 (2016)
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, using certain funds for training of: SHB 2530, * 2SHB 2530, CH 173 (2016)
Nursing assistants, certified, with health care facilities, meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime, when: HB 1732
Nursing assistants, practice settings, expanding: * SHB 1727, CH 158 (2015)
Nursing assistants, taking and recording vital signs, when: HB 1727
Nursing students, practicing registered or advanced registered nursing as volunteer, when: HB 1369, SHB 1369
Occupational therapists, optometrist referral of medical case to: HB 1010, * SHB 1010, CH 10 (2015), SB 5034, SSB 5034
Optometrists, referring medical case to occupational therapist: HB 1010, * SHB 1010, CH 10 (2015), SB 5034, SSB 5034
Optometrists, use of hydrocodone products by: HB 1190, SHB 1190, SB 5293, * SSB 5293, CH 113 (2015)
Osteopathic physician assistants, involuntary detention petitions and mental health services role: * SSB 6445, CH 155 (2016)
Osteopathic physician assistants, license renewal, current practice information: * E2SHB 1485, CH 252 (2015), HB 1873, SSB 5772
Osteopathic physician assistants, services according to scope of practice: * SSB 6445, CH 155 (2016)
Osteopaths and physician assistants, impaired practitioner program, monitoring surcharge: * HB 2432, CH 42 (2016)
Osteopaths, board of osteopathic medicine and surgery, members of: HB 1275, SB 5558
Osteopaths, LASIK surgery, post-surgical infections, reporting of: SB 5454
Osteopaths, license renewal, current practice information requirements for: * E2SHB 1485, CH 252 (2015), SSB 5772
Osteopaths, limited associate license for medical school graduates not in residency program: HB 2343
Osteopaths, noncompete agreements, limiting use: HB 1173
Physical therapists, dry needling, exclusion from scope of practice: HB 1042
Physical therapists, dry needling, license endorsement for: HB 2606, SB 6374
Physician assistants, hospital information request before granting privileges to: SHB 2865
Physician assistants, involuntary detention petitions and mental health services: * SSB 6445, CH 155 (2016)
Physician assistants, license renewal, current practice information requirements for: * E2SHB 1485, CH 252 (2015), SB 5772, SSB 5772
Physician assistants, primary place of practice, supplying information at time of license renewal: SB 6036, SSB 6036
Physician assistants, providing services according to scope of practice: * SSB 6445, CH 155 (2016)
Physician assistants, treatment order petitions and medication services role: SB 6445
Physicians, LASIK surgery, post-surgical infections, reporting of: SB 5454
Physicians, license renewal, current practice information requirements for: * E2SHB 1485, CH 252 (2015), HB 1873, SB 5772, SSB 5772
Physicians, limited associate license for medical school graduates not in residency program: HB 2343
Physicians, noncompete agreements, limiting use: HB 1173
Physicians, primary place of practice, supplying information at time of license renewal: SB 6036, SSB 6036
Physicians, residency programs, medical education system to allocate funds for new or expanded: HB 2065, SB 5909, SSB 5909
Physicians, residents and residency programs and licensing in special cases: HB 1874, SHB 1874, SB 5773
Physicians, residents, eastern Washington medical facilities employing, B&O tax credit for, when: HB 2026
Physicians, teaching research license holders, eligibility for full licensure, when: HB 2832
Primary care, services provided under medicaid by, applying medicare payment rate floor to: HB 2515, SB 6272, SSB 6272
Records, patient access and copies, fees charged by provider for: HB 2228
Reflexology, unlicensed practice, penalties for permitting: HB 1252, * SHB 1252, CH 18 (2015), SB 5582
Respiratory care practitioners, with health care facilities, meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime, when: HB 1732
Scope of practice, expansion by a disciplining authority, staying of decision: HB 1339
Scribes, hiring by medical practices, B&O tax credit for: HB 1638
Sexual misconduct by health professional, alleged, training for victim interviewers: * HB 1779, CH 159 (2015)
Store and forward services, physicians providing, hospital privileges for: SB 6519, * SSB 6519, CH 68 (2016)
Suicide assessment and treatment for providers, training program minimum standards: HB 1424, * ESHB 1424, CH 249 (2015)
Surgical technologists, registration and education requirements: HB 1596, SB 5049
Surgical technologists, with health care facilities, meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime, when: HB 1732
Telemedicine or store and forward technology, as reimbursable service: * SSB 6519, CH 68 (2016)
Telemedicine services, physicians providing, hospital privileges for: HB 1403, SB 5175, * SSB 5175, CH 23 (2015)
Telemedicine, board of, creating: SB 5986
University of Washington, regional medical education program: SSB 5909
University of Washington, Spokane medical school, provisions concerning: HB 2065, SB 5909, SSB 5909
Unprofessional conduct, remediation plans: HB 1135, SHB 1135, SB 5754
Urologists, bladder health month, observance of November as: * SR 8706 (2016)
Vision care providers, participating provider agreements with insurers, requirements: HB 1762, SB 5474
Vision care providers, vision materials and services, including contracts with providers, health carrier requirements: ESHB 1762
Washington State University, establishing school of medicine at: HB 1559, * SHB 1559, CH 6 (2015), SB 5487, SSB 5487
Women's health care providers and clinics, violence against, condemning: * SR 8699 (2016)
Workforce in health care, assessing shortages in certain areas: SSB 6485