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Batteries, small rechargeable battery stewardship act: HB 2450, SHB 2450, SB 6148
Brownfield properties, cleanup and reuse, providing state resources and oversight authority for local governments: SB 6211, SSB 6211, E2SSB 6211
Brownfield renewal authorities, establishment by a city, county, or port district: SB 6211, SSB 6211, E2SSB 6211
Mercury-containing lights, product stewardship organizations, environmental handling charges and antitrust law immunity: SB 6538, SSB 6538
Paint, architectural, producers to establish paint stewardship program: HB 2540, SB 6145, SSB 6145
Radioactive waste, low-level radioactive waste site use permit program, transfer of: * HB 2304, CH 19 (2012), SB 6491
Toxics control accounts, local and state, discontinuing allocations for public participation grants: SB 6036
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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)
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Abolished, to be replaced by Washington health security trust: HB 1096, HB 2832, SB 5609
Anticancer medication, self-administered oral, requiring comparable coverage for patients receiving: * EHB 1517, CH 159 (2011)
Basic health plan, funding enrollment by terminating certain tax preferences: HB 1847, SB 5816
Basic health plan, funding through business and occupation tax on banking businesses: HB 2091
Basic health plan, funding through business and occupation tax on drug manufacturers: HB 2092
Basic health plan, funding through sale of bonds by tobacco settlement authority: SB 6632
Basic health plan, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1976
Basic health plan, managed health care system reimbursement of nonparticipating providers: HB 2057, SB 5927, * ESSB 5927, CH 9 (2011)
Basic health plan, managed health care systems' participation, changing expiration of certain payment provisions: SB 6481
Basic health plan, restricting eligibility to certain persons: * HB 1544, CH 205 (2011)
Basic health plan, transitioning enrollees to medical assistance: HB 1312, * SHB 1312, CH 284 (2011), SB 5148, SSB 5148, 2SSB 5148
Benefits for public employees, eligibility provisions, including domestic partner definitions: HB 1420, SHB 1420, SB 5296, SSB 5296
Direct patient-provider primary care practices, authority to develop plan to include in health benefit programs: * 2ESB 5773, CH 8 (2011), SB 6428, ESB 6589
Educational service districts, purchase of employee health insurance through authority: SB 5612, SB 5613
Electronic transactions, by contractors, providers, and/or vendors, requirements: HB 1523, SHB 1523, 2SHB 1523
Emergency rooms, freestanding, requirements for reimbursement through state-purchased health care programs: SB 5948
Federal health care reform, prohibiting use of state funds for planning or implementation: HB 1804
Health and wellness program for state employees, requirements for wellness component: SB 6429
Health benefit exchange and health benefit exchange board, care authority role: HB 1740, SB 5445
Health benefit exchange and public-private partnership, care authority role: ESHB 1740
Health benefit exchange, care authority role: * SSB 5445, CH 317 (2011)
Health benefit programs, authority to include direct patient-provider primary care practices: * 2ESB 5773, CH 8 (2011)
Health benefit subsidies for certain retired members of PERS and TRS, authority to provide: SB 6577
Health care benefits, wellness incentives for public employees: SB 5869
Health care programs, state purchased, authority to convene Robert Bree collaborative in connection with programs: HB 1311, * ESHB 1311, CH 313 (2011)
Health insurance partnership program, small employers, funding obtained through federal resources: HB 1560, * SHB 1560, CH 287 (2011)
Health technology assessment program and clinical committee, provisions: HB 1798, SB 5640
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, transfer of medical assistance and medicaid purchasing to health care authority: HB 1738, SHB 1738, * 2E2SHB 1738, CH 15 (2011), SB 5477
Medical care services, funding through sale of bonds by tobacco settlement authority: SB 6632
Medical services programs, authority to implement solutions for waste, fraud, and abuse detection, prevention, and recovery: HB 2571, * ESHB 2571, CH 234 (2012)
Neurodevelopmental therapies, expanding public employee coverage: SB 5756, SB 6530
Ombudsman, office of the, establishment within office of insurance commissioner: HB 2147, SB 5966, * SSB 5966, CH 150 (2012)
Plan year, revising definition of: SB 6516
Primary care health home model, using to restrain health care costs, authority duties: HB 1739, SB 5394, * SSB 5394, CH 316 (2011)
Public employees' benefits board, participation in health and dental plans for wrongly convicted and imprisoned persons: HB 1435, SB 5460
Public employees' benefits board, participation in health insurance plans for wrongly convicted and imprisoned persons: HB 2221, SHB 2221
Public employees' benefits board, pilot project to offer primary care services through direct patient-provider practice: ESB 6589
Public employees' benefits board, revising definition of "plan year": SB 6516
Robert Bree collaborative, authority to convene: HB 1311, * ESHB 1311, CH 313 (2011)
School districts, purchase of employee health insurance through authority: SB 5612, SB 5613
School employees' benefits board, creation within authority: HB 2724, SB 6442, SSB 6442
School employees, health benefits, authority role in modifying K-12 benefits and reporting on process: * ESSB 5940, CH 3 (2012)
School employees, health benefits, consolidated purchasing system and community-rated risk pool: HB 2724, SB 6442, SSB 6442
TRS plan 1, retired members ineligible for medicare, authority to provide optional health benefit premium subsidy: SB 5846, SSB 5846
Wrongfully convicted and imprisoned persons, participation in health and dental plans: HB 1435, SB 5460
Wrongfully convicted and imprisoned persons, participation in health insurance plans: HB 2221, SHB 2221
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES  (See HEALTH CARE; HOSPITALS)
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AUTHORITY  (See HEALTH CARE)
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               (See also COUNSELORS AND COUNSELING; DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; HEALTH CARE; LONG-TERM CARE; PHARMACIES AND PHARMACISTS)
Advanced registered nurse practitioners, pharmacy authority to fill prescriptions written by out-of-state ARNPs: * HB 1486, CH 8 (2012), SB 5390
Adverse health events and incident reporting system, internet-based system and reporting requirements: SB 5370
Assistants, medical, grant program to encourage training to work with adult patients with developmental disabilities: SB 5443
Chemical dependency, helping persons with, improving collaboration between providers, service delivery, law enforcement, and criminal justice agencies: SB 5452, * SSB 5452, CH 305 (2011)
Developmental disabilities, adult patients with, grant program to encourage medical training to work with: SB 5443
Disciplinary process for health professions, increasing transparency of disciplining authority actions: HB 1493, * SHB 1493, CH 157 (2011), SB 5775
Discrimination against health care providers by insurance companies, harmonizing state law with federal: HB 2438, SB 6346
Emergency medical personnel, immunity when following physician orders for life sustaining treatment: HB 2462
Emergency medical services, provider certification and credentialing fees: HB 2141
Fees for providers, funding prescription monitoring program with: HB 2142
Financial aid, revising provisions of health professional loan repayment and scholarship program: * HB 1424, CH 26 (2011), SB 5483
Health care assistants, drug administration by, restrictions: HB 1304, * SHB 1304, CH 70 (2011), SB 5454
Health care personnel shortage task force, convening and duties: SB 6115, SSB 6115
Health care personnel, hazardous drugs, requirements for handling by personnel: SB 5594, * ESSB 5594, CH 39 (2011)
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, revising provisions: * HB 1424, CH 26 (2011), SB 5483
Home care aides, community-based or in-home care settings, delegation of nursing care tasks to aides: HB 1278, SB 5197, SSB 5197
Home health care workers, temporary preferential boarding benefits for San Juan inner island ferry route: SB 5689
Liability, comprehensive health care liability reform: HB 1360, SB 5672
Licensing requirements, using military training and experience to meet requirements: HB 1417, SHB 1417, SB 5307, * ESSB 5307, CH 32 (2011)
Malpractice, comprehensive health care liability reform: HB 1360, SB 5672
Marijuana, medical, cannabis dispensing and medical cannabis registry provisions relevant to health care professionals: SB 5955
Marijuana, medical, cannabis production and dispensing provisions relevant to health care professionals: HB 2118
Marijuana, medical, protections for health care professionals under Washington state medical use of cannabis act provisions: HB 1100, SB 5073, SSB 5073, * E2SSB 5073, CH 181 (2011) PV
Massage practitioners, display of license and name: HB 1133, * SHB 1133, CH 223 (2011)
Massage practitioners, licensing of: * ESSB 6103, CH 137 (2012)
Massage practitioners, licensing, exemption from requirements for persons limiting practice to Bowen therapy: HB 1845
Medical assistants, certification: HB 2009, SB 6237, * ESSB 6237, CH 153 (2012)
Medical assistants, establishing career ladder for: SB 6237, * ESSB 6237, CH 153 (2012)
Medical assistants, registration and duties: HB 2227, SHB 2227
Medical quality assurance commission, pain management rules, suspending: HB 2599
Medical services, donated by health care providers, business and occupation tax deduction: SB 6525
Medical students, provisions concerning certain student clinical rotations and residencies: HB 1183, * ESHB 1183, CH 150 (2011), SB 5548
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 professionals, retired active license, creation of: SB 6328, * SSB 6328, CH 58 (2012)
Mental health professionals, suicide assessment and treatment, education requirements: HB 2220, HB 2366, * ESHB 2366, CH 181 (2012)
Midwives, ability of licensed midwives to work with registered and practical nurses: * EHB 2186, CH 13 (2012)
Midwives, online access to University of Washington health sciences library for licensed midwives: HB 1176, SB 5071, * SSB 5071, CH 35 (2011)
Midwives, written patient plans: HB 1130
Multiple sclerosis, training and certification, licensing of foreign medical school graduates: HB 1595, * SHB 1595, CH 138 (2011)
Music therapists, certification: HB 2522, SB 6276
Naturopathic physicians, broadening the practice of naturopathy: HB 1228, SHB 1228, SB 5152, * SSB 5152, CH 40 (2011)
Naturopathy, creating state board of naturopathy: * HB 1181, CH 41 (2011), SB 5037
Nurses, ability of licensed midwives to work with registered and practical nurses: * EHB 2186, CH 13 (2012)
Nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, pharmacy authority to fill prescriptions written by out-of-state ARNPs: * HB 1486, CH 8 (2012), SB 5390
Nurses, community-based or in-home care settings, delegation of care tasks to home care aides: HB 1278, SB 5197, SSB 5197
Nurses, grant program to encourage training to work with adult patients with developmental disabilities: SB 5443
Nurses, hospital staffing practices, requirements: HB 2519, SB 6307, SSB 6307
Nurses, mental health professionals, suicide assessment and treatment, education requirements: HB 2220, HB 2366
Nurses, nursing assistants working in nursing homes, medication assistant endorsement: HB 2473, * ESHB 2473, CH 208 (2012), SB 6382
Nurses, registered and licensed practical, extending license surcharge: HB 2648, SHB 2648
Nurses, school setting, clarifying authority: HB 1753, SHB 1753
Nursing care quality assurance commission, pain management rules, suspending: HB 2599
Occupational therapists, wound care management: HB 1076, SHB 1076, SB 5018, * SSB 5018, CH 88 (2011)
Osteopathic medicine and surgery, board, suspending pain management rules: HB 2599
Osteopathic physician assistants, requiring delegation agreement with supervising osteopathic physician: HB 2315
Pain management rules, adopted since 2010, suspending: HB 2599
Physical therapist assistants, pre-licensure exemption when supervised by physical therapist assistant: SHB 2439
Physical therapists, definition of physical therapy, exclusion of chiropractic adjustments of the spine: HB 1673, SB 5549
Physical therapists, pre-licensure exemption when supervised by physical therapist assistant: HB 2439
Physician assistants, authority to perform ophthalmic-related services, conditions: HB 2515, SB 6395
Physician assistants, licensing and renewal, submission of current practice information as part of process: * SB 5480, CH 178 (2011)
Physician assistants, requiring delegation agreement with supervising physician: HB 2315
Physicians, conditions of employment by a nursing home: HB 1315, * SHB 1315, CH 228 (2011), SB 5396
Physicians, licensing and renewal, submission of current practice information as part of process: * SB 5480, CH 178 (2011)
Physicians, licensing of foreign medical school graduates with multiple sclerosis training and certification: HB 1595, * SHB 1595, CH 138 (2011)
Physicians, restricting insurance contracts that require certain providers to maintain hospital privileges: HB 1914
Podiatric medical board, pain management rules, suspending: HB 2599
Primary care health home model, using to restrain health care costs: HB 1739, SB 5394, * SSB 5394, CH 316 (2011)
Primary health care providers, increasing: HB 1183, * ESHB 1183, CH 150 (2011), SB 5548
Reflexologists, certification of: * ESSB 6103, CH 137 (2012)
Reflexologists, registration of: SB 6103
Reimbursement programs, third-party, prohibiting provider participation as a licensure condition: HB 2621, SB 6270
Renal dialysis training task force, eliminating: * ESSB 6237, CH 153 (2012)
Respiratory care practitioners, practice provisions: * HB 1640, CH 235 (2011)
Suicide, assessment and treatment, education requirements for health care providers: * ESHB 2366, CH 181 (2012)
Suicide, Matt Adler suicide assessment, treatment, and management training act of 2012: * ESHB 2366, CH 181 (2012)
Surgical technologists, certification: HB 2414
Technicians, medical, grant program to encourage training to work with adult patients with developmental disabilities: SB 5443
Training and qualifications, requiring that advertising by doctors provide transparency concerning: HB 2514, SB 6394
Vulnerable adults, health care professionals disqualified from unsupervised access to, to be prohibited from practicing: HB 2578, SHB 2578
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Food freezing standards, restricting local health jurisdiction authority: HB 1569
Food refrigeration and freezing equipment, requirements for businesses: HB 1643
On-site sewage program management plans, adoption and management by local board of health: HB 2332, SB 6116
On-site sewage program management plans, local board of health imposition and collection of rates and charges: * SSB 6116, CH 175 (2012)
On-site sewage systems, maintenance and operation inspections: HB 1637
On-site sewage systems, programs for, establishment of rates and charges by local boards of health to fund programs: SB 5815, SSB 5815
Water recreation facilities, department of health to assume responsibility from local health jurisdiction in certain cases: HB 1875
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               (See also DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS; WATER)
Administrative law judges, mandatory use by department of judges from office of administrative hearings: HB 2230, SHB 2230
Adverse health events and incident reporting system, internet-based system and reporting requirements: SB 5370
Ambulatory surgical facilities, department of health licensing requirement: HB 1575, * SHB 1575, CH 76 (2011), SB 5619
Behavioral health care, department role in facilitating integration into primary care: SB 5488
Birth certificates, original, access to certificates by adoptee: HB 2211, SHB 2211, 2SHB 2211, SB 5178, SB 6233
Cancer drug repository program, establishment by department: SB 6049, SSB 6049
Cancer, registry program, department authority to collect certain employment information: * SB 5149, CH 38 (2011)
Cannabis, eliminating penalties for possession and consumption: HB 1550, SB 5598
Cannabis, medical use of, regulating through various avenues: SB 6265, SSB 6265
Certificates of need, denial by department in certain cases: SB 5340
Certificates of need, exemption of public hospital districts from requirements: HB 1617, SB 5489
Chemical dependency, programs, transferring certification responsibilities to department: HB 1645, SHB 1645
Companion animals, assistance for low-income owners through companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program: SB 5151
Developmental disabilities endowment, transferring from department to department of commerce: HB 2604, * SB 6545, CH 197 (2012)
Disciplinary process for health professions, increasing transparency of disciplining authority actions: HB 1493, * SHB 1493, CH 157 (2011), SB 5775
Elder and vulnerable adult referral agency act: * ESHB 1494, CH 357 (2011)
Elder placement referral agencies, regulation: HB 1494
Enforcement actions, public health or environmental, providing settlement notice to public: SB 5051, SSB 5051
Federal health care reform, prohibiting use of state funds for planning or implementation: HB 1804
Food and beverage service workers, permits, authorizing training program providers to issue: HB 1583, SB 5577
Food purchasing, department of enterprise services and department to develop a recommended food purchasing policy for state agencies: SHB 1801
Food purchasing, department of general administration and department to adopt a model food purchasing policy for state agencies: HB 1801, SB 5653
Licensing, professional, expediting process for military spouses relocating to Washington: HB 2167, SB 5969, * ESSB 5969, CH 5 (2011)
Licensing, third-party reimbursement programs, prohibiting provider participation as a licensure condition: HB 2621, SB 6270
Marijuana, eliminating penalties for possession and consumption: HB 1550, SB 5598
Marijuana, medical, regulating through various avenues, department role: SB 6265, SSB 6265
Marijuana, medical, Washington state medical use of cannabis act provisions concerning department's role: HB 1100, SB 5073, SSB 5073
Massage business establishments, inspections of premises by department: SB 6104
Massage practitioners, licensing of, department role: * ESSB 6103, CH 137 (2012)
Medical assistants, certification by department: HB 2009, SB 6237, * ESSB 6237, CH 153 (2012)
Medical assistants, establishing career ladder for: SB 6237, * ESSB 6237, CH 153 (2012)
Military spouses, expediting professional licensing process when relocating to Washington: HB 2167, SB 5969, * ESSB 5969, CH 5 (2011)
Music therapy, certification of music therapists: HB 2522, SB 6276
On-site sewage systems, maintenance and operation inspections: HB 1637
Physicians and physician assistants, licensing and renewal, submission of current practice information as part of process: * SB 5480, CH 178 (2011)
Prescription drug recycling program, department role in establishing program for nursing homes: SB 6048
Prescription monitoring program, funding, department authority to charge provider fees: HB 2142
Primary care health home model, using to restrain health care costs: HB 1739, SB 5394, * SSB 5394, CH 316 (2011)
Professional and business licensing, surcharges, funding state work-study program through: SB 6447
Radioactive waste, low-level radioactive waste site use permit program, transfer to department: * HB 2304, CH 19 (2012), SB 6491
Reclaimed water program, transfer to department of ecology: HB 1850, SB 5669, SSB 5669, E2SSB 5669
Reflexologists, certification of, department role: * ESSB 6103, CH 137 (2012)
Reflexologists, registration of, department role: SB 6103
Sharps waste, residential, department role in requiring manufacturers to submit plans for disposal services: HB 1496, SHB 1496, SB 5632
Shellfish, sanitation, including disposition of seized shellfish: HB 1453, * SHB 1453, CH 194 (2011), SB 5369, SSB 5369
Site use permit program, transfer from department of ecology to department of health: HB 1850, SB 5669, SSB 5669, E2SSB 5669
Social worker, definition and degree requirements, approval of educational program by department: HB 1043, SB 5020
Suicide assessment and treatment, evidence-based, secretary of health to conduct study of effect of: * ESHB 2366, CH 181 (2012)
Tanning facilities, licensing and other regulations: HB 1363, SHB 1363, 2SHB 1363, SB 5593, SSB 5593
Tanning facilities, requirements, department role: HB 2550, SB 6249, SSB 6249
Vulnerable adult and elder referral agencies, regulation: * ESHB 1494, CH 357 (2011)
Water recreation facilities, department to assume responsibility from local health jurisdiction in certain cases: HB 1875
Wolves, diseases, department role in preparations to handle epidemiological consequences: HB 1107
HEALTH, STATE BOARD  HEALTH, STATE BOARD RSS Feed
               
Administrative law judges, mandatory use of judges from office of administrative hearings: HB 2230, SHB 2230
Authority of board, updating: * HB 1488, CH 27 (2011)
On-site sewage systems, proprietary treatment products, board to adopt rules to include certification requirements: HB 1995, SB 5678, SB 5699
Public water systems, establishment of fluoridation levels by board: HB 1653, HB 1935, SB 5772
Sanitary sewer systems, board role in promoting and aiding design, construction, and maintenance: HB 2267
Shellfish, sanitation, including disposition of seized shellfish: HB 1453, * SHB 1453, CH 194 (2011), SB 5369, SSB 5369
HIGHER EDUCATION  (See COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES; COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES; COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES, STATE BOARD; HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD; PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES)
HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD  HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD RSS Feed
               
Abolishing of board and transfer of powers, duties, and functions to department of education: HB 1973, SB 5639
Abolishing of board and transfer of powers, duties, and functions to office of the student achievement council: HB 2483, SB 6232
Abolishing of board and transfer of powers, duties, and functions to the student achievement council: SHB 2483, * E2SHB 2483, CH 229 (2012) PV
Accountability system, annual data reporting by four-year higher education institutions: HB 1666, SHB 1666, SB 5717, SSB 5717
Advanced college tuition payment (GET) program, modifying program provisions: SB 5749, * ESSB 5749, CH 12 (2011) PV
Advanced tuition payment, committee on, role of board director and staff: SB 5749, * ESSB 5749, CH 12 (2011) PV
Aerospace training student loan program, establishment and administration by board: HB 1846, * ESHB 1846, CH 8 (2011), SB 5674
Baccalaureate degree incentive program, establishment by board: HB 1666, SHB 1666, SB 5717, SSB 5717, SB 5915
Baccalaureate degrees, pilot project for designing and demonstrating innovative approaches by four-year institutions, board role: HB 2717, SHB 2717, 2SHB 2717
Bullying and harassment prevention, board to compile and analyze policies and procedures: HB 1163, SHB 1163, * 2SHB 1163, CH 185 (2011)
Career pathways act, board role: HB 2170, SHB 2170, 2SHB 2170, SB 6119
College bound scholarship program, closing entry to program: SB 5843
Courses, lower division, establishment of common course numbering and descriptions by work group: HB 1525, * E2SHB 1795, CH 10 (2011) PV, SB 5654
Credit for prior learning, board to convene academic credit for prior learning work group: SHB 1522, * E2SHB 1795, CH 10 (2011) PV
Data collection, transfer from board to legislative evaluation and accountability program: HB 1816
Developmental and remedial education, delivery of, pilot project for chartering consortium to design innovative approaches, board role: HB 2717, SHB 2717, 2SHB 2717
Developmental disabilities, adult patients with, board to develop grant program to encourage medical training to work with: SB 5443
Doctoral programs at research university branch campuses, board approval: * HB 1586, CH 208 (2011), SB 5315
Elimination of board, creating office of student financial assistance and transferring board functions to various entities: SB 5182, SSB 5182, * E2SSB 5182, CH 11 (2011) PV
Functions of board, revising provisions concerning: HB 2074
GET ready for college program, establishment, payment by board of enrollment fee for each child born in state: HB 1907
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, revising provisions: * HB 1424, CH 26 (2011), SB 5483
Health sciences and services authorities, board responsibilities: * HB 1425, CH 155 (2011), SB 5484
Higher education employees, annuities and retirement income plans: HB 1262, HB 1981, * ESHB 1981, CH 47 (2011), SB 5162, SB 5474
Higher education performance advisory council, establishment, staffing by board: HB 2049
Launch year program, board role in allowing postsecondary credit for high school senior year coursework: HB 1808, SHB 1808, * E2SHB 1808, CH 77 (2011), SB 5616, SSB 5616, 2SSB 5616
Online education, board role in establishing state partnership with nonprofit online university: HB 1822, SB 5136
Online education, board role in establishing state partnership with Western Governors University: * SHB 1822, CH 146 (2011), SSB 5136, 2SSB 5136
Opportunity internship program, revising provisions: HB 1608, SHB 1608
Opportunity programs, coordination with career pathways as part of career pathways act: HB 2170, SHB 2170, 2SHB 2170, SB 6119
Opportunity scholarship program, board, and account, creation: HB 2088
Opportunity scholarship program, board, and match transfer account, creation: * ESHB 2088, CH 13 (2011)
Public interest degrees, board role in promoting through tuition incentives: SHB 1666, HB 1954
Rising juniors test, selection by board and requirements: HB 1816
State need grant, changing name to opportunity award: HB 2088
State need grants, eligibility for, considering student merit: SB 5787
State need grants, eligibility for, provisions: HB 1650, SHB 1650, SB 5787
Student financial aid, board role in awarding aid only to citizens or permanent residents of U.S.: SB 5334
Transfer and student advising system for higher education, online, establishing and maintaining: HB 2258
Transfer of board's student financial aid duties to office of student financial assistance: SSB 6232, E2SSB 6232, SB 6269, SSB 6269
Transfer of most board powers, duties, and functions to council for higher education: SB 6269, SSB 6269
Transfer of most board powers, duties, and functions to student achievement council: SSB 6232, E2SSB 6232
University Center of North Puget Sound, needs assessment and analysis requirement: * 2SSB 5636, CH 321 (2011)
University Center of North Puget Sound, requiring board to conduct needs assessment for changes and modifications: SSB 5636
Washington pledge scholarship program, establishment and administration by board: HB 1666, SHB 1666, SB 5717
Washington works indicators and payments, establishment and use, board role: HB 2265, SHB 2265
HISPANIC AFFAIRS, COMMISSION  HISPANIC AFFAIRS, COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Civil rights, office of, transfer of commission employees to office: HB 1958, SB 5557
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES  HISTORICAL SOCIETIES RSS Feed
               
State historical societies, transfer of duties to department of heritage, arts, and culture: SHB 2033
State historical societies, transferring various programs to: HB 2397
State historical society, revising certain requirements for execution of construction project contracts by society: SB 5825
State historical society, transfer of duties to department of heritage, arts, and culture: HB 2033, SB 5768
HIV  (See HEALTH CARE; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY)
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES  HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES RSS Feed
               
Arthritis awareness month, recognizing: * HR 4674 (2012)
Arts education month, recognizing: * SR 8689 (2012)
Benton REA, 75th anniversary, recognizing: * SR 8698 (2012)
Blessing of the fleet, 2011: * SR 8632 (2011)
Blessing of the fleet, 2012: * SR 8694 (2012)
Camp Fire USA, celebrating 100 years: * SR 8646 (2011)
Catholic schools week, celebrating: * HR 4617 (2011), * SR 8617 (2011), * SR 8687 (2012)
Children's day, celebrating: * HR 4629 (2011)
Christmas tree, official state: HB 1472
Civil War, 150th anniversary of start of, acknowledging: * SR 8655 (2011)
Columbia river, bicentennial of David Thompson's navigation and mapping: * HR 4623 (2011)
Constitution day and citizenship day, observing: * SR 8613 (2011)
Donate life month, national, recognizing: * SR 8649 (2011)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., honoring: * HR 4601 (2011), * HR 4651 (2012), * SR 8606 (2011), SR 8669
Ducks Unlimited on their 75th anniversary, recognizing and honoring: * SR 8683 (2012)
Girl Scouting, 100 years of, celebrating: * HR 4658 (2012), * SR 8686 (2012)
Goldendale Community Library, honoring in its 100th year of service: * SR 8682 (2012)
Homeless awareness day, recognizing: * HR 4607 (2011)
Jackson, Henry M. "Scoop," celebrating the centennial of the birth of: * HR 4678 (2012)
Korean War, establishing national Korean War veterans armistice day: * HB 2138, CH 11 (2012)
Lincoln, Abraham, anniversary of inauguration as president: * HR 4635 (2011)
Motorcycle safety awareness month, celebrating: * HR 4612 (2011), * HR 4673 (2012)
National brain injury awareness month: * SR 8641 (2011)
National day of human trafficking awareness, observing: * SR 8663 (2012)
National slavery and human trafficking prevention month, observing: * SR 8605 (2011), * SR 8663 (2012)
National women and girls in sports day, celebrating: * SR 8673 (2012)
Native American heritage day, recognizing as a legal holiday: SB 5183
Navy day, observing: * HR 4648 (2011), * HR 4672 (2012)
North Pole, 75th anniversary of first nonstop flight across: * HR 4652 (2012), * SR 8670 (2012)
Norway, celebrating culture and heritage on Syttende Mai: * SR 8621 (2011), * SR 8695 (2012)
Olympia Symphony Orchestra, 60th anniversary of: * HR 4671 (2012), * SR 8692 (2012)
Omak, 100th anniversary: * HR 4660 (2012)
Patient safety day, designating July 25th as: HB 2225
Peace Corps, celebrating fiftieth anniversary: * HR 4632 (2011)
Presidents' day, celebrating: * HR 4626 (2011), * HR 4663 (2012)
Renton High School's 100 years, honoring: * HR 4619 (2011)
Walla Walla, celebrating 150th anniversary: * HR 4665 (2012)
Washington public ports day: * HR 4636 (2011), * SR 8635 (2011)
Washington's workers' compensation system, commemorating 100th anniversary: * SR 8645 (2011)
Workers' memorial day, honoring: * SR 8650 (2011)
YMCA, 160th anniversary of founding: * HR 4608 (2011), * SR 8623 (2011)
Zillah, 100th anniversary: * SR 8603 (2011)
HOMELESS PERSONS  HOMELESS PERSONS RSS Feed
               
Disability lifeline program, reforms to include creation of new disability lifeline programs: HB 2082
Disability lifeline program, termination, new programs to be created: * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Emergency shelter and transitional housing entities, criminal identification system for: SB 6167, * SSB 6167, CH 44 (2012)
Essential needs and housing support program, establishment: * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Homeless awareness day, recognizing: * HR 4607 (2011)
Homeless persons, Washington state point in time count of, volunteers for, honoring: * HR 4654 (2012)
Homelessness, persons at risk of experiencing, qualifying as a transitional housing program for such persons: HB 1651
Housing and assistance for the homeless, telephonic consent for homeless client management information system: HB 1811, * SHB 1811, CH 239 (2011), SB 5646
Housing for homeless persons, department of commerce to contract for geographically dispersed supportive housing facilities: HB 1957
Housing for homeless persons, providing very low-income and homeless housing assistance: HB 2048, * ESHB 2048, CH 90 (2012), SB 5952, SSB 5952
Housing for homeless persons, surcharge for homeless housing assistance: HB 1768
Local homeless housing and assistance surcharge, increasing: HB 1707, SHB 1768, HB 2048, * ESHB 2048, CH 90 (2012), SB 5645, SB 5952, SSB 5952
Victimization of homeless persons, sentences outside standard range when certain crimes involve: * SB 5011, CH 87 (2011)
HOMEOWNERS  (See HOMES AND HOUSING)
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS  (See HOMES AND HOUSING)
HOMES AND HOUSING  HOMES AND HOUSING RSS Feed
               (See also LANDLORD AND TENANT; MANUFACTURED HOUSING; MOBILE HOMES; REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY)
Affordable housing, development of, using surplus governmental real property: HB 1462, SHB 1462, SB 5214, SSB 5214
Arson, structures damaged by, sales and use tax exemption for labor and materials: HB 1750
Assisting homeowners in crisis, including alternatives, remedies, and assistance: * ESHB 2614, CH 185 (2012)
Carbon monoxide alarms, residential and commercial property, seller disclosure requirements: HB 2672, SB 6472, * SSB 6472, CH 132 (2012)
Condominium associations, budget disclosure and reserve account and study requirements: HB 1309, * ESHB 1309, CH 189 (2011), SB 5223
Condominium associations, common interest community managers, exempting from real estate broker and managing broker licensing requirements: EHB 2513, HB 2555, SB 6325, * SSB 6325, CH 126 (2012)
Condominium associations, common interest community managers, registration and related requirements: HB 2555
Condominiums, resale certificates, preparation charge limit: * SB 5224, CH 48 (2011)
Disability lifeline essential needs and housing support program, establishment: HB 2082
Disability lifeline program, termination, new programs to be created: * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Efficiency, urban energy efficiency upgrades pilot program, authorizing grants to successful programs: SB 6441, SSB 6441
Elder and vulnerable adult referral agency act: * ESHB 1494, CH 357 (2011)
Elder placement referral agencies, regulation: HB 1494
Essential needs and housing support program, establishment: * ESHB 2082, CH 36 (2011)
Fire sprinkler systems, residential, educational materials and impact fee exemption for installer: SSB 5206
Fire sprinkler systems, residential, installation standards and impact fee exemption for installer: HB 1295, * ESHB 1295, CH 331 (2011), SB 5206
Foreclosure crisis, addressing through alternative mortgage financing based on shared appreciation: HB 1558
Foreclosure fairness act: * 2SHB 1362, CH 58 (2011)
Foreclosure fairness act, amending: HB 2421, SHB 2421, * ESHB 2614, CH 185 (2012), SB 6364, SSB 6364
Foreclosure, trustee's foreclosure sale, rescission of: SB 6515, SSB 6515
Foreclosures, assistance and protection for homeowners under foreclosure fairness act: HB 1362, SHB 1362, * 2SHB 1362, CH 58 (2011), SB 5275, SSB 5275
Foreclosures, lien holder requirements for certain foreclosure sales: SB 5590, * SSB 5590, CH 364 (2011)
Foreclosures, mediators, amending foreclosure fairness act to ensure mediator participation: HB 2163, SB 5988, * SSB 5988, CH 4 (2011)
Foreclosures, owner-occupied real property sales, publishing notice on internet: SB 6514
Homeless housing and assistance, telephonic consent for homeless client management information system: HB 1811, * SHB 1811, CH 239 (2011), SB 5646
Homeless housing, department of commerce to contract for geographically dispersed supportive housing facilities: HB 1957
Homeowners' associations, budget disclosure and reserve account and study requirements: HB 1309, * ESHB 1309, CH 189 (2011), SB 5223
Homeowners' associations, common interest community managers, exempting from real estate broker and managing broker licensing requirements: EHB 2513, HB 2555, SB 6325, * SSB 6325, CH 126 (2012)
Homeowners' associations, common interest community managers, registration and related requirements: HB 2555
Homeowners' associations, meetings notice requirement: HB 1259, SHB 1259, SB 5798, ESSB 5798
Homeowners' associations, provisions concerning meetings, rules, and duties: SB 5798, ESSB 5798
Homeowners' associations, quorum requirements for meetings: SB 6294, SSB 6294
Homeowners' associations, release of motor vehicle owner's name and address to association: HB 1281, SB 5701
Homeowners' associations, statutory provisions governing developer control of association: ESB 5377
Housing organization, nonprofit, incentives for participation in renewable energy investment cost recovery program: SHB 1144, 2E2SHB 1144
Housing trust fund, emphasizing cost-effectiveness: HB 2640, * SHB 2640, CH 235 (2012)
Housing trust fund, revising provisions concerning administrative costs: HB 1699, SHB 1699
Human trafficking, victims and their families, using existing funding to provide housing: * SB 5482, CH 110 (2011)
Loans for housing, low-income borrowers, loans made under certain programs not subject to consumer loan act: HB 1405, SHB 1405, * 2SHB 1405, CH 191 (2011), SB 5303, SSB 5303
Local homeless housing and assistance surcharge, increasing: HB 1707, SHB 1768, HB 2048, * ESHB 2048, CH 90 (2012), SB 5645, SB 5952, SSB 5952
Lodging tax, use of certain revenues for arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and housing programs: * ESSB 5834, CH 38 (2011)
Low-income housing, exemption from impact fees: * EHB 1398, CH 200 (2012), HB 2641, SB 5524
Low-income housing, loans from housing programs for, not subject to consumer loan act: HB 1405, SHB 1405, * 2SHB 1405, CH 191 (2011), SB 5303, SSB 5303
Low-income housing, providing very low-income and homeless housing assistance: HB 2048, * ESHB 2048, CH 90 (2012), SB 5952, SSB 5952
Low-income housing, resources for, allocation of vouchers: SSB 5283
Low-income housing, resources for, cost-saving measures and allocation of vouchers: HB 1661, SB 5283
Low-income housing, surcharge for very low-income housing assistance: HB 1768
Low-income persons, affordable housing for, using surplus governmental real property for development: HB 1462, SHB 1462, SB 5214, SSB 5214
Multiple-unit dwellings, new and rehabilitated, exemption from property taxation in certain unincorporated urban growth areas: HB 2489, SB 6277, * SSB 6277, CH 194 (2012)
Service contracts, provisions: HB 2218, SHB 2218
Short sale sellers, protecting from payment of forgiven home loan debt: HB 2718, SB 6337, SSB 6337
Short sales, provisions concerning notifications to sellers and collecting outstanding debt: * ESHB 2614, CH 185 (2012)
Special MLK workforce housing, arts and preservation, convention and trade center, and community development fund, use of revenue: HB 1997, SHB 1997
Transitional housing, for persons at risk of experiencing homelessness, qualifying as a transitional housing program: HB 1651
Transitional reentry housing for offenders through department of corrections: HB 2778, SB 6407, SSB 6407
Veterans, application preference for, requirement for public housing funds recipients to provide: HB 1605
Vulnerable adult and elder referral agencies, regulation: * ESHB 1494, CH 357 (2011)
Water, human domestic water in rural areas, ensuring access in connection with home construction: SB 6312, ESSB 6312
Workforce housing, affordable, use of certain lodging tax revenues for: * ESSB 5834, CH 38 (2011)
Workforce housing, funding through special MLK fund: ESB 5958, SB 5961
HORSE PARK AUTHORITY, STATE  HORSE PARK AUTHORITY, STATE RSS Feed
               
Board of the authority, expanding membership: HB 2595
HORSE RACING  HORSE RACING RSS Feed
               (See also LIVESTOCK)
Gaming and liquor control commission, creation: HB 2686
Race meets, funding of purses by horse racing commission, requirements: SB 5747, * ESSB 5747, CH 12 (2011)
HORSE RACING COMMISSION  HORSE RACING COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Abolishing commission and transferring powers and duties to gaming and liquor control commission: HB 2686
Race meets, funding of purses by commission, requirements: SB 5747, * ESSB 5747, CH 12 (2011)
HORSES  (See HORSE RACING; LIVESTOCK)
HOSPITALS  HOSPITALS RSS Feed
               (See also MENTAL HEALTH)
Adverse health events and incident reporting system, internet-based system and reporting requirements: SB 5370
Certificate of need review, eliminating for all facilities except hospitals: SB 6054
Certificates of need, denial by department of health in certain cases: SB 5340
Emergency rooms, freestanding, requirements for reimbursement through state-purchased health care programs: SB 5948
Employees, health care facilities, prohibiting mandatory overtime, exceptions: HB 2501, SHB 2501, E2SHB 2501
Facilities owned by a hospital, requiring notice to patient when facility fee is charged: HB 2582, * ESHB 2582, CH 184 (2012), SB 6362
Financing of hospitals by health care facilities authority, provisions: HB 2317, SHB 2317, SB 6517, SSB 6517
Hospital benefit zones, modification of boundaries by local government: HB 1659, SB 5525
Hospital benefit zones, zone financing for public improvements, modification of improvements by local government: * SSB 5525, CH 363 (2011)
Hospital privileges, restricting insurance contracts that require certain providers to maintain: HB 1914
Hospital safety net assessment fund, increasing sum available to state from fund through hospital payment reductions: * EHB 2069, CH 35 (2011)
Hospitals for the sick, nonprofit, community benefit report requirement for property tax exemption: HB 2094
Hospitals for the sick, nonprofit, excluding freestanding emergency rooms from definition in certain cases: SB 5948
Hospitals for the sick, nonprofit, requirements for property tax exemption: SB 5948, SB 6517, SSB 6517
Law enforcement, requirements for hospital personnel reporting to enforcement: SB 5671, SSB 5671
Mental health professionals, employed by hospital emergency room, requiring notice of certain treatment options: * SSB 5187, CH 302 (2011)
Nonprofit hospitals, adding community benefits provisions: HB 2341, * ESHB 2341, CH 103 (2012)
Nonprofit hospitals, compensation for certain employees, reporting requirements: HB 2229, * ESHB 2229, CH 98 (2012)
Nurses, hospital staffing practices, requirements: HB 2519, SB 6307, SSB 6307
Public hospital districts, adding community benefits provisions: HB 2341
Public hospital districts, certificate of need requirements, exemption from: HB 1617, SB 5489
Public hospital districts, compensation for certain employees, reporting requirements: HB 2229
Public hospital districts, powers, including soliciting and accepting real or personal property: HB 1280, * SB 5116, CH 37 (2011)
Public hospital districts, rural, population requirement: HB 1274, * SB 5117, CH 95 (2011)
Public hospitals, health care claims against, office of risk management role when due to tortious conduct: HB 2690
Public hospitals, nonprofit, documentation requirements for business and occupation tax exemption: SB 6517, SSB 6517
Rural hospitals, certified as critical access hospitals, medical assistance cost-based reimbursement: HB 2130
Tax exempt hospitals, ensuring employee compensation comparable with other entities: SB 5666, SB 5859
Workers, uninterrupted meals and rest breaks: SB 6309, SSB 6309
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS  HOUSE RESOLUTIONS RSS Feed
               
4-H youth development program: * HR 4604 (2011), * HR 4657 (2012)
A.C. Davis High School Pirates boys basketball team: * HR 4684 (2012)
Anderson, Margaret: * HR 4666 (2012)
Arthritis awareness month: * HR 4674 (2012)
Arts education: * HR 4609 (2011), * HR 4679 (2012)
Baril, Katherine: * HR 4615 (2011)
Biendl, Jayme: * HR 4624 (2011)
Boating in Washington state, recreational: * HR 4603 (2011)
Brain injury awareness: * HR 4614 (2011)
British Columbia parliamentary internship participants: * HR 4642 (2011), * HR 4659 (2012)
Catholic schools: * HR 4617 (2011)
Chainsaw carvers, contributions in industry and the community: * HR 4667 (2012)
Chavez, Cesar: * HR 4647 (2011)
Chiari malformation awareness: * HR 4641 (2011)
Children's day: * HR 4629 (2011), * HR 4661 (2012)
Chinese Americans: * HR 4622 (2011)
Civic educators in Washington state: * HR 4631 (2011)
Civil air patrol, Washington state wing: * HR 4662 (2012)
Cook, James: * HR 4637 (2011)
Dickerson, Mary Lou, representative: * HR 4686 (2012)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: * HR 4601 (2011), * HR 4651 (2012)
Eastern Washington University Eagles: * HR 4618 (2011)
Eldred, Duane "Tony": * HR 4602 (2011)
Filipino-Americans: * HR 4639 (2011), * HR 4668 (2012)
Finn, Fred, representative: * HR 4680 (2012)
Frederick, Dr. Gary: * HR 4605 (2011)
Girl Scouting, 100 years of: * HR 4658 (2012)
Granite Falls High School Shopgirls: * HR 4634 (2011)
Hawley, Charles "Chuck": * HR 4675 (2012)
Hinkle, Bill, representative: * HR 4682 (2012)
Homeless awareness day: * HR 4607 (2011)
Homeless persons, Washington state point in time count of, volunteers for: * HR 4654 (2012)
House rules, permanent: * HR 4610 (2011)
House rules, standing committees, increasing number of members serving on environment and higher education committees: * HR 4650 (2012)
House rules, temporary: * HR 4600 (2011)
Inland northwest honor flight: * HR 4620 (2011)
Interim period, conducting of House business: * HR 4649 (2011), * HR 4689 (2012)
Jackson, Henry M. "Scoop": * HR 4678 (2012)
Japanese-American internees and World War II veterans: * HR 4627 (2011), * HR 4669 (2012)
Kamiak High School boys swimming and diving team: * HR 4643 (2011)
Kato, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan and Olympia: * HR 4646 (2011)
Kenney, Phyllis Gutiérrez, representative: * HR 4685 (2012)
Larsen, Chris: * HR 4625 (2011)
Lassman, Eva: * HR 4653 (2012)
Lincoln, Abraham, anniversary of inauguration as president: * HR 4635 (2011)
Motorcycle safety awareness month: * HR 4612 (2011), * HR 4673 (2012)
Nabors, Ryan: * HR 4677 (2012)
Nakata, Tatsuo: * HR 4656 (2012)
National Guard: * HR 4655 (2012), * SR 8674 (2012)
Navy day: * HR 4648 (2011), * HR 4672 (2012)
North Pole, 75th anniversary of first nonstop flight across: * HR 4652 (2012)
Olympia and Kato, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan: * HR 4646 (2011)
Olympia Symphony Orchestra: * HR 4671 (2012)
Omak, 100th anniversary: * HR 4660 (2012)
Paddle to Squaxin 2012: * HR 4688 (2012)
Peace Corps: * HR 4632 (2011)
PEAK leadership program participants: * HR 4613 (2011)
Ports of Washington: * HR 4636 (2011)
Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln: * HR 4626 (2011), * HR 4663 (2012)
Presidents' day and all presidents of the United States: * HR 4663 (2012)
Radulescu, Trooper Tony V.: * HR 4681 (2012)
Rainier Beach Vikings boys basketball team: * HR 4683 (2012)
Renton High School: * HR 4619 (2011)
Rhynalds, Billy: * HR 4606 (2011)
Seattle Seahawks' 2010 season: * HR 4630 (2011)
Second Stryker Brigade: * HR 4687 (2012)
Skagit Valley tulip festival: * HR 4633 (2011), * HR 4664 (2012)
Spokane community: * HR 4621 (2011)
Tai Chi and Qigong teachers and practitioners: * HR 4638 (2011)
Thompson, David, navigation and mapping of Columbia river: * HR 4623 (2011)
Tumwater Thunderbirds football team: * HR 4616 (2011)
Turkey and the Turkish people: * HR 4640 (2011)
Vietnam veterans: * HR 4645 (2011)
Walla Walla, 150th anniversary: * HR 4665 (2012)
Wang, Michael: * HR 4656 (2012)
Washington conservation corps: * HR 4676 (2012)
Washington National Guard: * HR 4611 (2011)
Wenatchee Works plant: * HR 4670 (2012)
Yakima health district: * HR 4628 (2011)
Yakima Valley Hearing and Speech Center: * HR 4644 (2011)
YMCA: * HR 4608 (2011)
HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION  HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Advanced renewable resource compliance credits for utilities, commission to develop program and energy efficiency credits work group: HB 2557
HUMAN REMAINS  HUMAN REMAINS RSS Feed
               
Adult child, remains of, parent's right to control disposition: SB 6033, SSB 6033
Autopsies, religious objection to, prohibitions and procedural requirements: HB 2429, SB 6068, SSB 6068
Autopsy and postmortem reports and records, access and dissemination: SSB 6037
Autopsy and postmortem reports and records, denying access to persons guilty of a crime resulting in decedent's death: SB 6037, SSB 6037
Cemetery districts, requirements for district formation: HB 1905, SB 5782
Cemetery districts, restricting sales by districts of memorial markers: HB 1819, SB 6043
Child fatality reviews, in child welfare cases, role of department of social and health services: HB 1105, * SHB 1105, CH 61 (2011), SB 5043
Death certificates, cause of death to be listed as assisted suicide for purposes of death with dignity act: SB 5378
Death certificates, disclosure restrictions: HB 1241
Death certificates, presumed death certificate provisions: HB 1023
Disposition, designated agent of decedent to include court-appointed guardian at time of death: HB 1564, SHB 1564, SB 5804
Disposition, unclaimed remains, entrusting of body to preferred funeral home by county: * HB 1069, CH 16 (2011)
Disposition, vesting of control, decedents who died while on active duty in U.S. armed or reserve forces or national guard: HB 1073, * SHB 1073, CH 5 (2012), SB 5190, SSB 5190
Embalmers, surrender of bodies to certain accredited educational institutions: HB 1691, * SHB 1691, CH 265 (2011)
Identification of human remains, forensic investigations council assistance for local jurisdictions: HB 2647, SB 6376
Inquests, conducting for law enforcement agency members who died while in performance of duties: SB 5270
Memorial markers, restricting sales by cemetery districts: HB 1819, SB 6043
Prearrangement trust funds, deposit and investment provisions, requirements for cemetery authorities: HB 2185, SB 6000
Prearrangement trust funds, deposit and investment provisions, requirements for cemetery authorities and funeral establishments: HB 2360, * SHB 2360, CH 206 (2012), SSB 6000
Still birth certificates, issuance by county registrars upon request: HB 1658
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR  (See FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE)
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION  HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Bullying in the workplace, subjecting employee to abusive work environment to be unfair practice: HB 1928, SB 5789
Civil rights, office of, transfer of commission powers, duties, and functions, as well as policies, programs, and employees: HB 1958, SB 5557
HUNTING  HUNTING RSS Feed
               
Big game, unlawful hunting of big game in first degree, revising violation and penalty provisions: * HB 1340, CH 133 (2011)
Cougar, hunting with aid of dogs: HB 1124, SHB 1124, SB 5356, SSB 5356
Hunting licenses, hunter education course requirement for first-time purchasers: HB 1112
Public lands, access for hunting and fishing, public agencies to suspend access or provide open access to general public: HB 1273
Special hunting season permit preference points, department of fish and wildlife authority to award and transfer: SB 5767
Trapping, body-gripping traps, requirements for use: HB 1137
Trapping, licensing and regulatory provisions: HB 1138
Violations, provisions regarding enforcement by department of fish and wildlife: HB 2364, SB 6135, * SSB 6135, CH 176 (2012)
HYDRAULIC PERMITS AND PROJECTS  HYDRAULIC PERMITS AND PROJECTS RSS Feed
               
Applications for project permits, fee: HB 2135, SB 6011
Approval process, integration into forest practices applications for forest practices-related hydraulic projects: SHB 1157, HB 2008, SB 5862, SSB 5862, SB 6406, * 2ESSB 6406, CH 1 (2012) PV
Approval process, removing from department of fish and wildlife: HB 1233
Approval process, various revisions, including fee schedule, permitting, violations, and penalties: HB 1588, HB 2008, SB 5529, SB 5862, SSB 5862, SB 6406
Approval process, various revisions, including permitting and other provisions: * 2ESSB 6406, CH 1 (2012) PV
Class II hydraulic projects, department of fish and wildlife to conduct streamlined permitting pilot project: HB 1588, SB 5529
Hydraulic project approval account, creation: SB 6406, * 2ESSB 6406, CH 1 (2012) PV
Ocean beach small-scale prospecting and mining, exemption from certain hydraulic project requirements: SB 6132
Permits, exemption from permitting requirements for certain forest practices: HB 2388
Sediment removal by citizen volunteers, streamlining hydraulic project approval: SB 6006
HYDROELECTRIC GENERATION  (See ENERGY; UTILITIES)