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Abortion, provider requirements, pain capable unborn child protection act: HB 1775
Abortions, performing, physician required for and nonphysician prohibited from: HB 1971
Ambulatory surgical facilities/centers, physician-owned, certificate of need exemption: HB 2894, SB 6520
Animals, live, practicing invasive medical procedures using, prohibiting, when: SB 6621
Applied behavior analysis, assistants and technicians, supervision of: SB 5974
Assistants, medical, administrative authority of department of health: SB 6310
Beliefs of provider, when preempting care options, notice requirements: SB 5767
Benzodiazepines, prescribing, prescription monitoring program history review: HB 2325, SB 6028
Blood samples, collection by forensic phlebotomists or certain professionals, when: * E2SHB 1614, CH 336 (2017), SB 5186, SSB 5186
Blood samples, collection for certain traffic offenses, authorized professionals: HB 1614, SHB 1614, * E2SHB 1614, CH 336 (2017)
Cancer research and treatment, Fred Hutch special license plates, creating: HB 1568, * SHB 1568, CH 25 (2017)
Cardiovascular invasive specialists, meal and rest breaks and overtime: HB 1715
Chiropractors, chiropractic services by, reimbursement parity for: * ESB 5518, CH 181 (2018)
Chiropractors, chiropractic services by, restricting prior authorization for: HB 2837, SB 6157, * ESSB 6157, CH 193 (2018)
Community health workers, collaborative for advancement of, creating: SB 6498
Community health workers, definition: 2SHB 2436
Community health workers, definition and roles of: HB 2436, SHB 2436
Community health workers, scope of practice and creation of credential for, evaluating: SB 6498
Competency evaluations, professionals available to conduct, survey and contact list: SB 6497
Controlled substances, prescribing, prescription monitoring program history review: HB 2325, SB 6028
Conversion therapy, practice on minor by licensee to be unprofessional conduct: HB 2753, * SB 5722, CH 300 (2018)
Degree programs, advanced, opportunity scholarship program to include: HB 2143, SHB 2143, * E2SHB 2143, CH 209 (2018)
Doctor of medical science, clinical doctoral program for physician assistants: HB 1771
Doulas and doula services, for incarcerated women, when: HB 1704, HB 2016, * SHB 2016, CH 41 (2018)
East Asian medicine practitioners, services by, restricting prior authorization for: HB 2837, SB 6157, * ESSB 6157, CH 193 (2018)
Emergency medical technicians, at theatrical wrestling events and school shows: HB 1420
Emergency medical technicians, at theatrical wrestling school shows: * SHB 1420, CH 46 (2017)
Emergency medical technicians, military member spouse/partner limited certification: HB 2498
Emergency medical technicians, physician's trained advanced, certification: HB 2498
Emergency volunteer health practitioners act, uniform: SB 5990, * ESSB 5990, CH 184 (2018)
Family medicine residency network, adding WSU college of medicine to: * HB 2443, CH 93 (2018), SB 6093
Family medicine, residency programs, certain graduates of Cuban medical school: SB 5071
Family medicine, residency programs, participation of Spanish speakers: SB 5072
Hearing loss education program for health care professionals: SB 5178
Hearing therapists, services by, restricting prior authorization for: HB 2837, SB 6157, * ESSB 6157, CH 193 (2018)
Immunization, vaccine administration by provider, requirements: HB 2090, HB 2841
Interstate medical licensure compact commission, creation and role of: * HB 1337, CH 195 (2017), SB 5221
Licensing, expedited, through interstate medical licensure compact: * HB 1337, CH 195 (2017), SB 5221
Licensing, health professions, fee settings for, performance audit of: SB 5538
Marijuana, medical use, compassionate care renewals, provider role: HB 2554, SHB 2554
Massage therapists, services by, restricting prior authorization for: HB 2837, SB 6157, * ESSB 6157, CH 193 (2018)
Massage therapy, animal massage, registration with effective licensing port: HB 1361
Massage therapy, licensed therapists, government-issued photo ID requirement: SHB 2291
Massage therapy, practitioner licensure, exemption for somatic education: HB 1189, * SHB 1189, CH 77 (2017)
Massage therapy, practitioner licensure, photo licenses and certificates: HB 2291
Medical assistants, administrative authority of department of health: SB 6310
Medical doctors, matched student loan repayment program for, establishing: HB 2598
Medical doctors, student loan repayment program, for rural physician workforce: HB 2598
Medical student loan program, to increase rural physician workforce, establishing: HB 2127, HB 2143
Medical student loan program, to increase rural/underserved physician workforce: SHB 2143, * E2SHB 2143, CH 209 (2018)
Medical students, admitted to U of W and WSU medical schools, state residency requirement, when: SB 6628
Mental health services, violent threats by patient, provider responsibility: HB 1810, ESB 5800
Midwives and midwifery services, for incarcerated women, when: * SHB 2016, CH 41 (2018)
Midwives, licensing fees: SB 6559
Naturopathy, scope of practice, legend drug and controlled substance prescribing: SB 5369
Nurses, ARNPs, granting of privileges by hospital: HB 2264, SHB 2264, SB 6067
Nurses, ARNPs, opioid prescribing: ESHB 2489
Nurses, ARNPs, psychiatric, injured worker therapy and evaluation services by: HB 2865, SB 6448
Nurses, ARNPs, psychiatric, role of: SB 5894, ESSB 5894
Nurses, infant nurse consultants for child care providers: HB 2779, SHB 2779, SB 6485, SSB 6485
Nurses, licensed, practice authority in schools without nonnurse supervisor: HB 1346, * SHB 1346, CH 84 (2017), SB 5325
Nurses, LPN clinical experience after nontraditional RN program, repealing: * HB 1721, CH 203 (2017), SB 5516
Nurses, LPNs and RNs, meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime, when: HB 1715
Nurses, providers for criminal offenders and others, PSERS membership, when: HB 1558, * SHB 1558, CH 241 (2018)
Nurses, registered, hospital staffing limits, procedures, and plans: HB 1714
Nurses, registered, hospital staffing procedures, plans, and violations: * ESHB 1714, CH 249 (2017)
Nurses, school, supporting student health, funds allocation for: HB 1621
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiner training and mobile team best practices: HB 2101, * SHB 2101, CH 88 (2018)
Nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, facility exam reimbursement, conditions: HB 2102
Nursing assistants, certified, meal and rest breaks and overtime: HB 1715
Occupational therapists, services by, restricting prior authorization for: HB 2837, SB 6157, * ESSB 6157, CH 193 (2018)
Opiate drugs, prescribing, prescription monitoring program history review: HB 2325, SB 6028
Opiate drugs, prescribing, risks and alternatives education for patients: HB 2447
Opioid drugs, best practices for prescribing, practitioner continuing education: ESHB 1339, ESHB 2489
Opioid drugs, practitioner restrictions and requirements when prescribing: HB 1339, HB 2272, SB 6050
Opioid drugs, prescribing, risks and alternatives education for patients: ESHB 2489
Opioid drugs, rules for prescribing, disciplinary boards and commissions to adopt: * ESHB 1427, CH 297 (2017), SSB 5248
Opioid epidemic, addressing, role of providers: HB 2489, ESHB 2489, SB 6150, SSB 6150, 2SSB 6150
Osteopaths, board of osteopathic medicine and surgery, members of: HB 1431, * ESHB 1431, CH 101 (2017), SB 5352
Osteopaths, maintenance of certification, prohibiting requirement of: * HB 2257, CH 211 (2018)
Osteopaths, physicians and physician assistants, opioid prescribing: ESHB 2489
Out-of-network providers at facilities, unexpected costs, protections against: HB 1870, SB 5654, SB 6470
Out-of-network providers, balance billing by, protections against: HB 1117, HB 2114, 2ESHB 2114, SB 5579, SB 5619
Paramedics, military member spouse/partner reciprocal/limited certification: HB 2498
Parking privileges, for persons with disabilities, practitioner authorization: HB 1515, * SHB 1515, CH 112 (2017), SB 5195, SSB 5195
Phlebotomists, forensic, collection of blood samples in certain cases: SB 5186, SSB 5186
Phlebotomists, forensic, removing statutory minimum qualifications for: HB 2715, SHB 2715
Physical therapists, assistive personnel supervision by: * HB 2446, CH 222 (2018), SB 6425
Physical therapists, physical therapy licensure compact and compact commission: * HB 1278, CH 108 (2017), SB 5191
Physical therapists, services by, restricting prior authorization for: HB 2837, SB 6157, * ESSB 6157, CH 193 (2018)
Physical therapy assistants and aides, supervision by therapist: * HB 2446, CH 222 (2018), SB 6425
Physician assistants, doctor of medical science licensing, via doctoral program: HB 1771
Physician assistants, granting of privileges by hospital: HB 2264, SHB 2264, SB 6067
Physician assistants, opioid prescribing: ESHB 2489
Physician assistants, psychiatric, role: SB 5894, ESSB 5894
Physicians, maintenance of certification, prohibiting requirement of: * HB 2257, CH 211 (2018)
Physicians, opioid prescribing: ESHB 2489
Physicians, teaching research license holders, full licensure eligibility: HB 1356, * SB 5413, CH 45 (2017)
Podiatrists, opioid prescribing: ESHB 2489
Podiatrists, substance abuse monitoring for, impaired practitioner program: * HB 1198, CH 22 (2017)
Primary care, behavioral health integrated with, payment codes/reimbursement: SB 5779, * SSB 5779, CH 226 (2017) PV
Primary care, medicaid services provided by, medicare payment rate floor for: HB 1637, SB 5471, SSB 5471
Provider groups, electronic health records, prescription monitoring program integration: SHB 1426, E2SHB 1426
Providers and organizations, operations or governance, notice of change to: HB 1811, SHB 1811
Providers, health care entity limiting of health services by, prohibitions: HB 2482, SB 6247
Quality of care, improper, whistleblower protections: HB 2258, SHB 2258, SB 5998, SSB 5998
Radiologic technologists, diagnostic, meal and rest breaks and overtime: HB 1715
Records, health care information, disclosure without patient's authorization, when: HB 1477, * SHB 1477, CH 298 (2017), SB 5400
Records, health care treatment of minor, disclosure to parent or guardian: SB 5561
Records, medical, for social security disability benefits denial appeal, free copy of: HB 1239, * ESHB 1239, CH 87 (2018)
Records, medical, for supplement security income denial appeals, free copy of: * ESHB 1239, CH 87 (2018)
Records, sexually transmitted diseases, treatment of minor, disclosure: SB 5561
Reflexology, certified reflexologists, government-issued photo ID requirement: SHB 2291
Reflexology, practitioner certification, exemption for somatic education: HB 1189, * SHB 1189, CH 77 (2017)
Reflexology, practitioner certification, photo licenses and certificates: HB 2291
Religious beliefs of provider, when preempting care options, notice requirements: SB 5767
Respiratory care practitioners, meal and rest breaks and overtime: HB 1715
Speech therapists, services by, restricting prior authorization for: HB 2837, SB 6157, * ESSB 6157, CH 193 (2018)
Stem cell therapies, not USFDA-approved, provider notice to patient: HB 2356, * ESHB 2356, CH 216 (2018)
Substance use disorder, replacing certain professional practice terms with: HB 1340, 2ESHB 1340
Substance use disorder, treatment providers, outcome/performance measures for: SB 5863
Surgical technologists, meal and rest breaks and overtime: HB 1715
Telemedicine, professionals practicing via, reimbursement parity for: * SSB 6399, CH 283 (2018)
Telemedicine, professionals practicing via, telemedicine liability insurance coverage: SB 6399
Telemedicine, professionals practicing via, telemedicine training requirement: SB 6399
Telemedicine, professionals practicing via, telemedicine/billing training for: * SSB 6399, CH 283 (2018)
Telemedicine, UW's extension for community healthcare outcomes program reporting: SB 6495
Training programs, invasive medical procedures using live animals, prohibiting, when: SB 6621
Unprofessional conduct, conversion therapy, licensee practice on minor of: HB 2753, * SB 5722, CH 300 (2018)
Vaccination, vaccine administration by provider, requirements: HB 2090, HB 2841
Vision care, prescriptions and technologies, consumer protection in eye care act: HB 1473, SB 5411, SSB 5411