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HABITAT AND RECREATION LANDS COORDINATING GROUP  (See RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE)
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RSS Feed
               (See also HAZARDOUS WASTE; OIL AND GAS)
Antifreeze and coolant, denatonium benzoate exemption for vehicle sale: HB 1010, SHB 1010
Antifreeze and coolant, spent, denatonium benzoate exemption when stored or transported for disposal: SHB 1010
Asbestos, abatement projects, employee respirator requirements: HB 1110
Asbestos-containing building materials, labeling requirements: HB 1926, SB 5458, * ESSB 5458, CH 51 (2013)
Asbestos-containing building materials, labeling requirements, clarifying application of: SB 6240
Bisphenol A, in food and food and beverage packaging and containers, restrictions: HB 2779
Chemicals and chemical mixtures in environment, department of health to evaluate and report: SB 5348
Flame retardants, limiting presence in upholstered furniture and children's products manufactured, sold, or distributed for use in state: HB 1294, ESHB 1294, SB 5181, SB 5933, SB 5984, SB 6048, SB 6540, SSB 6540
Motor carriers, regulation by state patrol in connection with hazardous materials: * HB 2137, CH 154 (2014), SB 5979
Paint, architectural, producers to establish paint stewardship program: HB 1579, SHB 1579, SB 5424
PCBs, contamination at public used oil recycling collection sites, best management practices for dealing with: HB 2745, * ESB 6501, CH 173 (2014)
Phthalates, in food and food and beverage packaging and containers, restrictions: HB 2779
Polystyrene foam used in floatation devices, requiring that foam be encapsulated in state waters: SB 5546
Spill prevention and response act, concerning safety of oil and hazardous material transportation in state: SB 6524, SSB 6524
Spill prevention and response act, concerning the safety of liquid bulk crude oil transport: SB 6582
Spill prevention and response, concerning safety of oil and hazardous material transportation in state: E2SSB 6524
Spill prevention and response, concerning safety of oil transportation in state: SB 6576
Spills, oil spill response and administration taxes, modifying provisions: SB 6567, SSB 6567, SB 6576
Transportation of oil and hazardous materials, safety measures for tank rail cars, requesting that Congress implement: SJM 8015
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE TAX  (See TAXES - HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE TAX)
HAZARDOUS WASTE  HAZARDOUS WASTE RSS Feed
               (See also HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WATER POLLUTION)
Antifreeze and coolant, spent, denatonium benzoate exemption when stored or transported for disposal: SHB 1010
Asbestos, abatement projects, employee respirator requirements: HB 1110
Batteries, small rechargeable battery stewardship: ESHB 1364
Batteries, small rechargeable battery stewardship act: HB 1364, SB 5457
Brownfield properties, cleanup and reuse, providing state resources and oversight authority for local governments: SB 5201, SSB 5201
Brownfield properties, cleanup and reuse, using prioritized revenues under model toxics control act: SB 5296, SSB 5296, * 2E2SSB 5296, CH 1 (2013)
Brownfield renewal authorities, establishment by city, county, or port district: SB 5201, SSB 5201
Electronic products recycling program, excluding licensors from required participation: HB 1507
Electronic products recycling program, improving waste collection reporting: HB 1498, * SHB 1498, CH 292 (2013)
Electronic products recycling program, revising provisions: * ESB 5699, CH 305 (2013)
Environmental law violations, involving hazardous waste, attorney general authority and power: HB 1655
Environmental legacy stewardship account, shifting funding of certain programs to: SB 5990
Highly impacted communities, including community organizations in permit issuance and clean-up plan adoption: HB 1434
Highly impacted communities, permit violation enforcement actions, settlement provisions: HB 2312, SHB 2312, SB 6417
Mercury-containing light product stewardship program, repealing program and account: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, producers to pay registration and administration fees for reimbursing documented recycling and administrative costs: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, product stewardship organizations, provisions: HB 1444, HB 2246, * ESHB 2246, CH 119 (2014), SB 6177, SSB 6177
Nuclear waste, requesting that Congress and certain agencies develop a federal nuclear waste repository site: SJM 8014
Paint, architectural, producers to establish paint stewardship program: HB 1579, SHB 1579, SB 5424
PCBs, contamination at public used oil recycling collection sites, best management practices for dealing with: HB 2745, * ESB 6501, CH 173 (2014)
Reduction and management of hazardous waste, various programs, modifying to create administrative flexibility: HB 1206, HB 1948, SHB 1948, HB 1952
Toxic waste sites, cleanup of, prioritizing spending of revenues under model toxics control act: SB 5296, SSB 5296, * 2E2SSB 5296, CH 1 (2013)
HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE, WASHINGTON  (See HEALTH CARE; HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY; INSURANCE)
HEALTH CARE  HEALTH CARE RSS Feed
               (See also DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; DRUGS; EMERGENCY SERVICES; HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; HOSPITALS; LONG-TERM CARE; MEDICINE AND MEDICAL DEVICES; MENTAL HEALTH; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Alcohol poisoning, involving person under age 21, limited immunity when seeking medical assistance: * HB 1404, CH 112 (2013)
Alzheimer's disease, convening working group concerning: SB 6124
Alzheimer's disease, convening working group to develop state Alzheimer's plan: * SSB 6124, CH 89 (2014)
Ambulances, diversion to urgent care facilities, department of health to study: SB 5553
Behavioral health services, adult, using evidence- and research-based and promising practices to improve outcomes: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234, SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Billing of patients, charges and fees, providing meaningful estimate to patients and web site listing of common procedure charges: SB 5265
Birth control, requiring dispensing of contraceptive drugs for medicaid enrollees: HB 2022, SHB 2022, SB 5884
Blood, tissue, or blood and tissue banks, business and occupation tax exemption for, modifying definitions, including "qualifying blood bank": HB 1766, SB 5848, SSB 5848, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Brain injury awareness organizations and individuals, honoring the efforts of: * HR 4637 (2013)
Breast cancer screenings, recognizing Kicks for a Cure for raising money for: * SR 8691 (2014)
Cannabis, medical use, amending provisions: HB 1084, HB 1662, HB 2233, SB 5528, SSB 5528, SB 5887, SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887
Cannabis, medical use, levying marijuana excise tax to be collected from medical cannabis dispensaries: HB 1789
Cannabis, medical use, Ric Smith memorial act: HB 1084
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, requiring instruction for high school graduation: HB 1556, * SHB 1556, CH 181 (2013), SB 5428
Chemical dependency disorders, funding intensive community interventions: SB 6481, SSB 6481
Chemical dependency services, adult, using evidence- and research-based and promising practices to improve outcomes: HB 1522, SHB 1522, E2SHB 1522, SB 5234, SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Co-occurring chemical dependency and mental disorders, authorizing services rule compliance waiver renewal for certain mental health agencies: * ESSB 5681, CH 303 (2013)
Co-occurring chemical dependency and mental disorders, developing integrated rule for treatment by an agency: HB 1930, SB 5681
Co-occurring chemical dependency and mental disorders, funding intensive community interventions: SB 6481, SSB 6481
Colorectal cancer awareness month, recognizing: * SR 8717 (2014)
Community health centers, use of certain funds for health care services and maintenance of health security trust: HB 1085, SB 5224
Defibrillators, medical emergency response and automated external defibrillator program for high schools: HB 1556, * SHB 1556, CH 181 (2013), SB 5232, SB 5428
Diabetes epidemic, agency collaboration to identify goals and develop agency plans: HB 1795, SB 5423
Donation of organs, eyes, and tissues, recognizing national donate life month: * SR 8650 (2013), * SR 8689 (2014)
East Asian medicine, adding reflexology to definition: HB 1339
Electronic health record technology, donation by certain health care entities: HB 1636, SB 5601, * SSB 5601, CH 297 (2013)
Electronic tracking program, coordinated care, integrating prescription monitoring program into: SB 5554
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders, insurance coverage for medically necessary elemental formula in cases of: HB 2153, * SHB 2153, CH 115 (2014), SB 6073
EPI pens, in schools, technical correction to law: * SB 6013, CH 34 (2014)
EPI pens, placing in schools: * ESB 5104, CH 268 (2013)
EPI pens, prescribing by providers, authorization and conditions in certain cases: SB 6584
EPI pens, use by good samaritan at scene of emergency, immunity from liability for: SB 6229
Epinephrine autoinjectors, in schools, technical correction to law: * SB 6013, CH 34 (2014)
Epinephrine autoinjectors, placing in schools: HB 1578, * ESB 5104, CH 268 (2013)
Epinephrine autoinjectors, prescribing by providers, authorization and conditions in certain cases: SB 6584
Epinephrine autoinjectors, use by good samaritan at scene of emergency, immunity from liability for: SB 6229
Facilities, billing of patients, providing meaningful estimate of charges and fees to patients and web site listing of common procedure charges: SB 5265
Facilities, certificate of need review, eliminating for all facilities except hospitals: SB 5017
Facilities, disclosure of records related to mental health services and sexually transmitted diseases, expanding statutes: HB 1679, * ESHB 1679, CH 200 (2013)
Facilities, donation of electronic health record technology by certain health care entities: HB 1636, SB 5601, * SSB 5601, CH 297 (2013)
Facilities, emergency departments, department of health to convene stakeholders meeting to address overcrowding: SB 5629
Facilities, emergency services, integrating prescription monitoring program into coordinated care electronic tracking program: SB 5554
Facilities, employee meals and rest breaks, requirements: HB 1152
Facilities, employees, mandatory overtime provisions: HB 1153
Facilities, hospital certificate of need review, to include determination concerning ability to provide abortion and assisted suicide services: SB 5586
Facilities, hospital safety net assessment and fund, modifying assessment and fund provisions to pay for medicaid hospital services and grants: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, hospital safety net assessment and fund, state to phase down during medicaid expansion and end reliance on: SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, hospital safety net assessments, adjusting timelines: HB 2790, HB 2791, SB 6570, * ESSB 6570, CH 143 (2014)
Facilities, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, requests for information from providers: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals that experience boarding and overcrowding to be fined: SB 5629
Facilities, hospitals, business and occupation surtax on, extending to provide basic education and higher education funding: HB 2037, HB 2038, ESHB 2038
Facilities, hospitals, contracting with health care authority each fiscal biennium: * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals, contracting with jails for inmate health care as condition of licensure: HB 1911, SHB 1911, SB 5792, SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals, requirements for jails when contracting with and reimbursing: SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Facilities, hospitals, when certain persons present substantial likelihood of serious harm or danger, standards for detention: HB 1963, SB 6142
Facilities, noncritical access hospitals, designing system of hospital quality incentive payments for: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Facilities, patient-authorized health care information disclosure by, determining reasonable fee for: HB 2074
Facilities, process for reviewing medical staff, other employees, and associated providers: HB 1436, SB 5550
Facilities, prospective payment system, psychiatric, and rehabilitation hospitals, designing system of hospital quality incentive payments for: SB 5913
Facilities, rural hospitals that are sole community hospitals, enhanced medicaid payment rates for: HB 1916, SB 5829, SB 5859, * SSB 5859, CH 57 (2014)
Facilities, Seattle Children's Hospital, honoring the work of: * SR 8647 (2013)
Facilities, urgent care, diversion of ambulances to, department of health to study: SB 5553
Facility price and quality data, submission by health insuring entities: SB 5537
Faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts, withholding treatment in favor of, modifying certain provisions: SB 6295, SSB 6295
Futile emergency medical treatment, use of medical order form for emergency medical personnel, immunity for certain providers: SB 5562, SSB 5562
Glaucoma, eye drops for treating, early refill of prescription: SB 6575
Good samaritans, exposed to infectious disease, free testing of source patient: HB 2530, SB 6174
Health care implementation and oversight, joint select committee on, establishing: HB 2568
Health care innovation plan for state, public and private implementation: HB 2572, SHB 2572, * E2SHB 2572, CH 223 (2014) PV
Health care oversight, joint select committee on, abolishing: HB 2568
Health care oversight, joint select committee on, establishing: * E2SHB 2572, CH 223 (2014) PV, SCR 8401
Health care oversight, joint select committee on, establishing, with expiration date: * ESSCR 8401 (2013)
Health reform implementation, joint select committee on, abolishing: * ESSCR 8401 (2013)
Health security trust, creation: HB 1085, SB 5224
Hearing aids, replacing hearing instrument fitter/dispenser license with hearing aid specialist license: * EHB 2108, CH 189 (2014)
Hearing aids, reviewing opportunity to add interim work-based learning permit or apprenticeship: * EHB 2108, CH 189 (2014)
HIV, testing of infants placed in out-of-home care: SB 5454
Incarcerated offenders, health care services for, department of corrections to pay all contractors through provider one system: SB 5288
Information, related to health care, disclosure: HB 2339, SHB 2339, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Injuries due to provider negligence, actions based on, removing intention to commence notice requirement: * HB 1533, CH 82 (2013)
Insurance, access to, for certain LEOFF plan 2 members catastrophically disabled in line of duty: HB 1868, * SHB 1868, CH 287 (2013), SB 5698
Insurance, allowing out-of-state carriers to offer insurance products in state: HB 2221, SB 6464
Insurance, association or member-governed group health benefit plans: HB 1700, SB 5605, SSB 5605
Insurance, basic health plan, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1391
Insurance, basic health plan, marijuana excise tax revenues for, redirecting to low-income health care: HB 2793
Insurance, carriers offering health benefit plans outside health benefit exchange, clarifying requirements: HB 2061, * SB 5931, CH 31 (2014)
Insurance, certain agencies to identify and brief legislature on promising current and emerging health care practices: SB 5538
Insurance, coverage for voluntary termination of pregnancy, plan requirements and right of objection: EHB 1044, HB 2148, SB 5009, SB 5576, SB 5798, SB 6359
Insurance, creation of Washington health security trust: HB 1085, SB 5224
Insurance, dental, for enlisted members of Washington national guard: SB 6276
Insurance, direct patient-provider practices, prescription drugs: HB 1480, * ESHB 1480, CH 126 (2013), SB 5539
Insurance, disability, allowing offering of wellness programs with inducements or incentives: HB 1410, SB 5339
Insurance, disability, hearing aid coverage: HB 1356
Insurance, disability, prohibiting discrimination in medical eye care and vision care in benefits or providers: HB 1942
Insurance, eligibility of separated members of PERS, SERS, and TRS plan 2 for insurance plans and contracts: HB 1668, SB 5650
Insurance, emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider: HB 1263, SHB 1263, SB 5388
Insurance, employee wellness programs, governor to appoint health and wellness advisory committee: ESSB 5811
Insurance, eosinophilia gastrointestinal associated disorders treatment, providing coverage: HB 1216, * SHB 1216, CH 168 (2013), SB 5130
Insurance, essential health benefits benchmark plan, modifying provisions in connection with affordable care act implementation: HB 1712
Insurance, family and medical leave insurance program, implementing by amending provisions of family leave insurance program: HB 1457, SHB 1457, SB 5292
Insurance, family leave insurance program, delaying implementation until funding and benefits payment authorized in law: * HB 2044, CH 26 (2013)
Insurance, family leave insurance program, establishing joint legislative task force on family and medical leave insurance: ESB 5903
Insurance, family leave insurance program, repealing family and medical leave insurance act: SB 5159
Insurance, family leave insurance program, repealing family and medical leave insurance act if not funded: ESB 5903
Insurance, federal basic health program, health care authority to begin econometric modeling to analyze program: ESHB 2594
Insurance, federal basic health program, health care authority to develop blueprint for: HB 2594, SB 6231
Insurance, health and dental, for enlisted members of Washington national guard: HB 2668, SHB 2668, SB 6400
Insurance, health benefit exchanges, applying for wavier to authorize multiple private exchanges in state: SB 5919
Insurance, health benefit plan rate review, including carrier surplus: HB 1349
Insurance, health care innovation plan for state, public and private implementation: HB 2572, SHB 2572, * E2SHB 2572, CH 223 (2014) PV
Insurance, health care navigators associated with benefit exchange, requesting of health care information, prohibiting: SB 6354
Insurance, health care navigators associated with benefit exchange, requesting of health care information, prohibitions: * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV, SSB 6474
Insurance, health care service claim payments to enrolled participants, ensuring direct payment by participant to provider not under health care service contract: SHB 1263
Insurance, health care service contractors, maximum capital and reserves accumulations: SB 5340
Insurance, health insuring entities to submit price and quality data: SB 5537
Insurance, health maintenance organizations, maximum capital and reserves accumulations: SB 5340
Insurance, health maintenance organizations, prohibiting discrimination in medical eye care and vision care in benefits or providers: HB 1942
Insurance, health plan coverage of emergency medical services, amending provisions: SB 6302
Insurance, hearing aid coverage: HB 1356
Insurance, limiting health plan copayment and coinsurance charges for physical therapy: SB 6123
Insurance, long-term care insurance policies, protecting insured from unintentional lapses through notification requirements: SB 5447
Insurance, long-term care, requiring prompt payment and denials: HB 1441, * SB 5216, CH 8 (2013)
Insurance, medical eye care and vision care, participation of optometrists: HB 1942
Insurance, medical eye care and vision care, prohibiting discrimination in benefits or providers: HB 1942
Insurance, medically necessary elemental formula coverage in cases of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders: HB 2153, * SHB 2153, CH 115 (2014), SB 6073
Insurance, noninsured retiree long-term care and major medical service costs, local government self-insurance program to support LEOFF plan 1 retirees to develop voluntary risk pool for: SB 5916, SSB 5916
Insurance, out-of-state carriers, allowing purchase of health care coverage from foreign insurers that are qualifying reciprocal plans: SB 5540, SSB 5540, E2SSB 5540
Insurance, plans to include consumer transparency tools with price and quality information: SB 6228, * ESSB 6228, CH 224 (2014) PV
Insurance, premium assistance for health benefit exchange coverage for medicaid-eligible adults and children: SB 5914, SSB 5914
Insurance, prescribing of drugs, insurer or utilization review entity clinical review criteria, allowing off-label uses and repeat prescriptions: HB 1943
Insurance, prescription drugs, including daily cost-sharing rate, medication synchronization, and prorated dispensing fees: SB 6367
Insurance, prior authorization forms and procedures, requirements: HB 1380, SB 5267, SSB 5267
Insurance, prior authorization process, work group to develop criteria for streamlining: * E2SSB 5267, CH 215 (2013)
Insurance, prior authorization requirements, lead organization and work group to make recommendations: SB 6511, * ESSB 6511, CH 141 (2014)
Insurance, provider compensation, instituting filing and public disclosure requirements: HB 1543, SB 5434, * SSB 5434, CH 277 (2013)
Insurance, public school employees' benefits, health care authority to report concerning: SB 6519
Insurance, reciprocal interstate insurance policy sales agreements: HB 2220
Insurance, requiring insurer notice to providers of changes in provider networks: SB 6232
Insurance, requiring wellness programs in state employee health care benefits: ESSB 5811
Insurance, requiring wellness programs in state employee health care benefits but excluding from state employee collective bargaining: SB 5811
Insurance, retirees of political subdivisions of state, participation in state insurance or self-insurance programs: HB 1741, SB 5654
Insurance, rule making concerning, requiring notice by insurance commissioner: * ESB 6458 (2014) V
Insurance, self-employed business owners purchasing small group plan, business and occupation tax credit: SB 6233
Insurance, stand-alone pediatric oral services coverage outside Washington health benefit exchange: * ESHB 1846, CH 325 (2013)
Insurance, state employee collective bargaining concerning health care benefits, modifying provisions: ESSB 5811
Insurance, state employees, expanding health and wellness program: SB 5474
Insurance, telemedicine health plan coverage, provider reimbursement: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Insurance, third-party reimbursement programs, prohibiting provider participation as a licensure condition: SB 5215, SSB 5215, * E2SSB 5215, CH 293 (2013)
Insurance, unfair and deceptive contracting and delivery practices, prohibiting: HB 2550, SB 6304
Insurance, uninsured persons, authorizing receiving of donated prescription drugs and supplies: HB 1382, SHB 1382, SB 5148, * SSB 5148, CH 260 (2013)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, allowing dental benefits to be offered separately or in health plan: HB 2467, SHB 2467
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, allowing plans outside exchange: HB 2220, HB 2221, SB 6464
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, business and occupation tax exemption: HB 1517, SHB 1517, * ESHB 1947, CH 6 (2013), SB 5283, SSB 5283
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, carriers offering health benefit plans outside of, clarifying requirements: HB 2061, * SB 5931, CH 31 (2014)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, continuity of care during grace periods: HB 2571, SB 6016
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, creation as state agency: HB 2340
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, funding exchange operations with insurance carrier assessment: HB 1947
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, funding exchange operations with insurance issuer assessment: * ESHB 1947, CH 6 (2013)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, health care navigator applicant background check information: SB 6474, SSB 6474
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, health care navigators associated with, certain prohibitions: SB 6354
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, limiting information provided by in connection with affordable care act implementation: HB 1712
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, monitoring of enrollment and establishing trigger for federal basic health option: SB 5482
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, notification of grace period and premium nonpayment during grace period: * ESSB 6016, CH 84 (2014)
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, premium assistance for exchange coverage for medicaid-eligible adults and children: SB 5914, SSB 5914
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, requesting waiver to authorize enrollment in exchange rather than medicaid: HB 1713, SB 5918
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, stand-alone pediatric oral services coverage: HB 1846, SB 5719
Insurance, Washington health benefit exchange, using for school district, state agency, and higher education part-time employees' health benefits: ESSB 5905
Insurance, Washington state health care freedom act of 2013, prohibiting required participation in a health care system: HB 1168
Insurance, Washington state health insurance pool, administrative provisions: HB 2328
Insurance, Washington state health insurance pool, providing limited access for some residents: SB 5449, * ESSB 5449, CH 279 (2013)
Insurance, wellness programs, allowing offering of programs with inducements or incentives: HB 1410, HB 1776, SB 5339, SB 5695
Jail inmates, contracting of jails with department of corrections to participate in health care authority provider one system: SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Jail inmates, hospitals to contract with jails as condition of licensure: HB 1911, SHB 1911, SB 5792, SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Life alert services, providing certain customer information to first responders: SB 6527, SB 6554, SSB 6554
Lung cancer, recognizing as a public health priority: * SR 8678 (2014)
Malpractice, state's standard of care for, protecting through standard of care protection act: HB 2419, SB 6173
Mammograms, patient mammographic breast density information notice: SB 6050, SSB 6050
Marijuana, medical marijuana system, aligning with recreational marijuana system: SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887, SB 6178, SSB 6178, 2SSB 6178
Marijuana, medical use, provider and patient permits to grow or provide: HB 2511
Marijuana, medical use, sales and use tax exemptions for purchases by qualifying patients: HB 2198, SHB 2198, 2SHB 2198
Marijuana, medical, amending provisions: HB 1084, HB 1662, HB 2233, SB 5528, SSB 5528, SB 5887, SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887, SB 6178, SSB 6178, 2SSB 6178
Marijuana, medical, legal amounts left at retail stores holding pharmacy license, notification and disposal requirements: * EHB 1808, CH 133 (2013)
Marijuana, medical, levying marijuana excise tax to be collected from medical cannabis dispensaries: HB 1789
Marijuana, medical, revising and renaming Washington state medical use of cannabis act: HB 2149, SHB 2149, E2SHB 2149
Marijuana, medical, technical corrections to marijuana law: HB 1597
Medical order form, futile emergency medical treatment, development and use: SB 5562, SSB 5562
Medical services, provider-donated through certain community-based health care systems, business and occupation tax deduction: SB 5214
Minors, health care for, consent of minor: SB 6407
Newborn screening, births outside hospital, collecting blood sample for tests: * SHB 2544, CH 18 (2014)
Newborn screening, hospitals to collect blood sample for certain screening tests: HB 2544
Nutrition, prenatal, making resources available to pregnant women: * SB 6299, CH 38 (2014)
Ophthalmic-related services, allowing physician assistants to perform, conditions: HB 1584, SB 6408
Pain awareness month, recognizing: * HR 4614 (2013)
Patient information, inadvertently received by agencies, requirements: SB 6265, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Patients, designating July 25th as patient safety day: HB 1101
Patients, discharge data in comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system, maintaining confidentiality: HB 2380, SB 6139, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Patients, Washington state patient safety act: HB 1095, SHB 1095
Phototherapy, used by licensed physicians, exempting from ultraviolet tanning device prohibition for persons under eighteen: HB 1585, SB 5455, SB 5521, * SB 6065, CH 87 (2014)
Physical examinations, student athletes and commercial driver's license applicants, allowing chiropractors to conduct: HB 1573
Quality assurance committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Quality improvement programs and committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Records, assuring that all mental health prescriptions are included in patient's electronic medical record: SB 6360
Records, disclosure when related to mental health services and sexually transmitted diseases, expanding statutes: HB 1679, * ESHB 1679, CH 200 (2013)
Records, documentation and payment of charges, prohibiting health care provider fee in certain cases: SHB 2074
Records, electronic health record technology, donation by certain health care entities: HB 1636, SB 5601, * SSB 5601, CH 297 (2013)
Records, patient-authorized disclosure by provider or facility, determining reasonable fee for: HB 2074
Records, patient-authorized disclosure by provider, determining reasonable fee for: SHB 2074
Service coordination organizations and contracting entities, establishing accountability measures: * ESHB 1519, CH 320 (2013)
Service coordination organizations, establishing accountability measures: HB 1519
Social investment steering committee, Washington, establishment of, duties to include pilot programs: HB 2337, SHB 2337
Spinal manipulation, authority of physical therapists to perform: HB 2160, * ESHB 2160, CH 116 (2014), SB 6167
State employees, de minimis use of state facilities to communicate certain health care information to: * HB 1785, CH 28 (2014)
Telemedicine, health plan coverage, provider reimbursement: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Telemedicine, physicians providing through hospitals, requirements and conditions: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Traumatic brain injury, honoring the efforts of brain injury awareness organizations and individuals: * HR 4637 (2013)
Washington global health technologies and product development competitiveness program, board of directors to contract with life sciences discovery fund authority to implement and manage program: SHB 2029
Washington global health technologies and product development competitiveness program, eliminating: * E2SHB 2029, CH 112 (2014)
Washington global health technologies and product development competitiveness program, eliminating board of directors: HB 2029
Washington health security trust, creation: HB 1085, SB 5224
Washington state health care freedom act of 2013, prohibiting required participation in a health care system: HB 1168
Withholding treatment in favor of faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts, modifying certain provisions: SB 6295, SSB 6295
Wounds, bullet and stab, requirements when patient indicates domestic violence caused their injury: * ESB 5305, CH 252 (2013)
Wounds, bullet and stab, requiring hospitals to follow their established procedures when patient indicates domestic violence caused their injury: * ESB 5305, CH 252 (2013)
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY  HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY RSS Feed
               (See also HEALTH CARE; INSURANCE; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE)
Abolishing authority and replacing with Washington health security trust: HB 1085, SB 5224
Adult behavioral health system, improvement of, role of authority: SB 5732, SSB 5732, * 2SSB 5732, CH 338 (2013)
Basic health option, federal, triggering if Washington health benefit exchange enrollment is insufficient: SB 5482
Basic health plan, limiting enrollment to citizens of United States and qualified aliens: HB 1391
Basic health plan, marijuana excise tax revenues for, redirecting to low-income health care: HB 2793
Behavioral health services, combined mental health and chemical dependency services, state purchasing of, authority role: HB 2639, SHB 2639, E2SHB 2639, SB 6312, SSB 6312, * 2SSB 6312, CH 225 (2014)
Birth control, requiring dispensing of contraceptive drugs for medicaid enrollees: HB 2022, SHB 2022, SB 5884
Dental health aide services, for Indian tribes, health care authority role: HB 2466, SB 6275
Diabetes epidemic, agency collaboration to identify goals and develop agency plans, authority involvement: HB 1795, SB 5423
Duties of authority, to include reducing adverse prescription drug events: SB 6360
Federal basic health program, health care authority to begin econometric modeling to analyze program: ESHB 2594
Federal basic health program, health care authority to develop blueprint for: HB 2594, SB 6231
Federal receipts, requiring that authority report concerning federal financial assistance: SB 5804, * SSB 5804, CH 32 (2013)
Health benefit exchange, Washington, allowing dental benefits to be offered separately or in health plan: HB 2467, SHB 2467
Health benefit exchange, Washington, allowing plans outside exchange: HB 2220, HB 2221, SB 6464
Health benefit exchange, Washington, business and occupation tax exemption for certain amounts received: HB 1517, SHB 1517, * ESHB 1947, CH 6 (2013), SB 5283, SSB 5283
Health benefit exchange, Washington, carriers offering health plans outside of, clarifying requirements: HB 2061, * SB 5931, CH 31 (2014)
Health benefit exchange, Washington, continuity of care during grace periods: HB 2571, SB 6016
Health benefit exchange, Washington, creation as state agency: HB 2340
Health benefit exchange, Washington, funding exchange operations with insurance carrier assessment deposited in health benefit exchange account: HB 1947
Health benefit exchange, Washington, funding exchange operations with insurance issuer assessment deposited in health benefit exchange account: * ESHB 1947, CH 6 (2013)
Health benefit exchange, Washington, limiting information provided by in connection with affordable care act implementation: HB 1712
Health benefit exchange, Washington, monitoring enrollment and establishing trigger for federal basic health option: SB 5482
Health benefit exchange, Washington, notification of grace period and premium nonpayment during grace period: * ESSB 6016, CH 84 (2014)
Health benefit exchange, Washington, premium assistance for exchange coverage for medicaid-eligible adults and children: SB 5914, SSB 5914
Health benefit exchange, Washington, requesting waiver to authorize enrollment in exchange rather than medicaid: HB 1713, SB 5918
Health benefit exchange, Washington, stand-alone pediatric oral services coverage: HB 1846, SB 5719
Health benefit exchange, Washington, using for school district, state agency, and higher education part-time employees: ESSB 5905
Health care innovation plan for state, authority role in public and private implementation: HB 2572, SHB 2572, * E2SHB 2572, CH 223 (2014) PV
Hearing aids, including coverage in state-purchased health care: HB 1356
Hospital safety net assessment and fund, modifying provisions to pay for medicaid hospital services and grants: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Hospital safety net assessment and fund, state to phase down during medicaid expansion and end reliance on: SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Hospitals, contracting with health care authority each fiscal biennium: * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Interpreter services, authorizing purchase by authority for limited-English speaking or sensory-impaired public assistance applicants and recipients: HB 1753, SB 5833
Interpreter services, authorizing purchase by authority for limited-English speaking public assistance applicants and recipients: ESHB 1753, 2SHB 1753, EHB 2617
Managed care organizations, contracts with authority, including performance measures for service coordination organizations: HB 1519
Managed care organizations, contracts with authority, including performance measures for service coordination organizations and contracting entities: * ESHB 1519, CH 320 (2013)
Medicaid enrollees, services to, allowing nurses and physicians to satisfy continuing education credits by performing: HB 1628, SB 5825
Medicaid, aligning certain expiration dates that limit payments for health care services with start of medicaid expansion: SB 5631
Medicaid, contraceptive drugs, requiring dispensing of: HB 2022, SHB 2022, SB 5884
Medicaid, eligible adults and children, premium assistance for health benefit exchange coverage for: SB 5914, SSB 5914
Medicaid, enrollees in border communities, access to care through contractual agreements across state border, authority role: * SB 6419, CH 39 (2014)
Medicaid, expansion of, authorizing authority to implement: SSB 5876
Medicaid, expansion of, comprehensive modifications in order to implement: SB 5894
Medicaid, false claims, reasons for debarment of state procurement contractors to include: * SB 5948, CH 34 (2013)
Medicaid, hospital safety net assessment and fund, modifying provisions to pay for medicaid hospital services and grants: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Medicaid, hospital safety net assessment and fund, state to phase down during medicaid expansion and end reliance on: SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Medicaid, managed care, enrollee comprehensive medication management: SSB 5213, * 2SSB 5213, CH 261 (2013)
Medicaid, managed care, enrollee comprehensive medication management process: HB 1637
Medicaid, managed care, enrollee prescription review process: SB 5213
Medical assistance program, complex rehabilitation technology products and services, authority to establish separate recognition for: HB 1445, SHB 1445, * E2SHB 1445, CH 178 (2013)
Medical assistance, authority to establish low-income disproportionate share hospital payment mechanism: HB 1635, SHB 1635
Medical assistance, hospital safety net assessment and fund, modifying provisions to pay for medicaid hospital services and grants: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Medical assistance, hospital safety net assessment and fund, state to phase down during medicaid expansion and end reliance on: SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Medical assistance, managed care health systems, payments by authority to: * HB 2798, CH 198 (2014)
Medical assistance, noncritical access hospitals, designing system of hospital quality incentive payments for: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Medical assistance, prospective payment system, psychiatric, and rehabilitation hospitals, designing system of hospital quality incentive payments for: SB 5913
Medical care services, restricting eligibility to certain legal immigrants: HB 2069, * SHB 2069, CH 10 (2013)
Part-time employees of school districts, state agencies, and higher education institutions, using Washington health benefit exchange for: ESSB 5905
Political subdivisions of state, employee participation in state insurance or self-insurance programs, to include retirees: HB 1741, SB 5654
Provider one system, jails contracting with department of corrections to participate in system for inmate health care: HB 1911, SHB 1911, SB 5792, SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Public employees' benefits board, creating public employees' benefits board benefits account: HB 2436, SB 6346
Public employees' benefits board, eligibility for health care benefits, technical changes relevant to domestic partnerships: HB 2437, SB 6347
Public employees' benefits board, eligibility of separated members of PERS, SERS, and TRS plan 2 for insurance plans and contracts: HB 1668, SB 5650
Public employees' benefits board, employee eligibility for benefits, modifying board provisions concerning: HB 1587, HB 2437, SB 5542, SB 5905, ESSB 5905, SB 6347
Public employees' benefits board, employee eligibility for benefits, modifying provisions to be consistent with patient protection and affordable care act: SB 5905, ESSB 5905
Public employees' benefits board, health assessment and wellness programs, board role: SB 5474
Public employees' benefits board, pilot project for uniform medical plan enrollees testing mutual accountability model: HB 2565
School employees' insurance benefits, districts and insurance commissioner to provide data to health care authority for reporting purposes: SB 6519
Service coordination organizations and contracting entities, accountability measures, authority to incorporate into contracts: * ESHB 1519, CH 320 (2013)
Service coordination organizations, accountability measures, authority to incorporate into contracts: HB 1519
State employee health and wellness program, incorporating health assessment and wellness programs, authority role: SB 5474
State employee wellness programs, governor to appoint health and wellness advisory committee: ESSB 5811
State employee wellness programs, to be required in all state employee health care benefit plans: SB 5811, ESSB 5811
Telemedicine, health plan coverage, provider reimbursement: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Vendors, overpayments against, authority collection from vendors practicing strategic successorship: SB 5401
Wellness programs for state employees, expanding: SB 5474
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Assistants, medical, modifying duties: SB 5144
Athletic trainers, modifying provisions: HB 2430, * SHB 2430, CH 194 (2014)
Audiologists, applied doctorate level degrees in audiology, Western Washington University authority to offer: HB 1614, SHB 1614, * SB 5472, CH 281 (2013)
Billing of patients, charges and fees, providing meaningful estimate to patients and web site listing of common procedure charges: SB 5265
Breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation, creating to recognize certain providers: HB 2329
Cannabis, medical use, health care professional responsibilities and immunities: HB 1084, HB 1662, SB 5528, SSB 5528, SB 5887
Chemical dependency professionals and trainees, treatment of patients outside chemical dependency programs: HB 2378, SHB 2378, SB 6140
Chiropractors, conducting physical examinations for school athletes and commercial driver's license applicants: HB 1573
Chiropractors, suicide assessment, treatment, and management training: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Cultural competency education for professionals, disciplining authorities to require: SB 6170
Development disabilities, adult patients with, grant program for training medical professionals to work with: HB 2611
Dietitians and nutritionists, online access to University of Washington health sciences library: SHB 1344, * ESB 5206, CH 249 (2013)
Direct patient-provider practices, prescription drugs: HB 1480, * ESHB 1480, CH 126 (2013), SB 5539
East Asian medicine practitioners, adding reflexology to definition and removing written plan requirement: HB 1339
Emergencies, providers credentialing other providers to respond to, immunity from liability in certain cases: * SHB 2492, CH 159 (2014)
Emergencies, providers responding to, immunity from liability in certain cases: HB 2492
Emergency life-sustaining treatment, providing or withholding, medical order form requirement: HB 1000, ESHB 1000
Emergency life-sustaining treatment, providing or withholding, provider immunity: HB 1000, ESHB 1000
Emergency medical care and services, clarifying authority of medical program directors: HB 2127
Emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider not under health care service contract: SHB 1263
Emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider under health care service contract: HB 1263, SB 5388
Emergency medical personnel, futile emergency medical treatment, use of medical order form and immunity for certain providers: SB 5562, SSB 5562
Emergency medical technician, extending physician-patient privilege to: HB 1772, SB 5687
Emergency responders, extending physician-patient privilege to: HB 1772, SB 5687
First responder, extending physician-patient privilege to: HB 1772, SB 5687
Foreign medical school graduates, licensing as allopathic physicians, requirements: HB 1409, SHB 1409, SB 5414
Health care assistants, discontinuing certifications and certifying as medical assistants, modifying provisions: HB 1515, * ESHB 1515, CH 128 (2013)
Health care insurance, contracting networks, prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices insurer practices: HB 2550, SB 6304
Health care peer review committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Health care services for incarcerated offenders, department of corrections to pay all contractors through provider one system: SB 5288
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, awards to medical residents or dental students who agree to work in certain rural areas: SB 5615
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, extending participation to health care residents: * SSB 5615, CH 298 (2013)
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, increasing funding by contracting with fund-raiser: * SSB 5615, CH 298 (2013)
Health professional loan repayment and scholarship program, specifying medical residents who agree to work with hospitals and federally qualified health centers: SB 5615
Hearing aids, reviewing opportunity to add interim work-based learning permit or apprenticeship: * EHB 2108, CH 189 (2014)
Hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, replacing licensing category with hearing aid specialist: * EHB 2108, CH 189 (2014)
Hospital medical staff, other employees, and associated providers, review process requirements: HB 1436, SB 5550
Insurance, medical malpractice, removing exemption for various data filed in connection with claims and actions: HB 1299, SB 5171
Involuntary treatment act, evaluations and detentions under, decisions by mental health professionals and physicians: HB 1778, SB 5456, * SSB 5456, CH 334 (2013)
Malpractice, state's standard of care for, protecting through standard of care protection act: HB 2419, SB 6173
Marijuana, medical, health care professional responsibilities and immunities: HB 1084, HB 1662, SB 5528, SSB 5528, SB 5887, SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887
Marijuana, medical, provider and patient permits to grow or provide: HB 2511
Marijuana, medical, secure and confidential medical marijuana registry, creation: SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887
Marijuana, medical, secure and confidential medical marijuana verification program, establishment: SB 6178, SSB 6178, 2SSB 6178
Massage therapy, licensing massage therapy establishments: HB 1981
Medical assistant-certified, duties, modifying: HB 1515, * ESHB 1515, CH 128 (2013), SB 5144
Medical assistant-phlebotomist, duties, modifying: HB 2532, SB 5144, SB 6283, * SSB 6283, CH 138 (2014)
Medical assistant-registered, duties, modifying: HB 1515, * ESHB 1515, CH 128 (2013), SB 5144
Medical assistant-registered, registration and duties, modifying: * ESHB 1515, CH 128 (2013)
Medical assistants, delegation of functions to, modifying health care practitioner requirements: HB 1515, * ESHB 1515, CH 128 (2013)
Medical assistants, duties, modifying: HB 1515, * ESHB 1515, CH 128 (2013), SB 5144
Medical program directors, clarifying authority in relation to certain emergency medical personnel: HB 2127
Medical services, provider-donated through certain community-based health care systems, business and occupation tax deduction: SB 5214
Medical specialty technicians, registration and duties: HB 1623, SB 5525
Mental health professionals, when certain persons present substantial likelihood of serious harm or danger, standards for detention: HB 1963, SB 6142
Midwifery, duties and licensing requirements, modifying: HB 1773, ESHB 1773, * 2SHB 1773, CH 187 (2014), SB 5626
Naturopaths, suicide assessment, treatment, and management training: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Negligence resulting in health care injuries, actions based on, removing intention to commence notice requirement: * HB 1533, CH 82 (2013)
Nurses at schools, authority to practice nursing without supervision of person who is not licensed nurse: HB 1664
Nurses, adult day services, delegation: HB 1630
Nurses, continuing education requirements, satisfying through providing services to medicaid enrollees or the uninsured: HB 1628, SB 5825
Nurses, hospital staffing practices, requirements: HB 1095, SHB 1095
Nurses, licensed practical, online access to University of Washington health sciences library: SHB 1344, * ESB 5206, CH 249 (2013)
Nurses, long-term care, credentialing and continuing education requirements: HB 1629, * SHB 1629, CH 259 (2013)
Nurses, long-term care, issuing provisional certificate to worker who is limited English proficient: * SHB 1629, CH 259 (2013)
Nurses, registered and licensed practical, removing additional licensing surcharge expiration date: HB 1343, * SHB 1343, CH 77 (2013), SB 5205, SSB 5205
Nurses, registered public health, safe dispensing of certain drugs and devices: EHB 1538
Nurses, registered, exemptions from continuing competency requirements when seeking advanced nursing degree: * SB 5092, CH 229 (2013)
Nurses, school nurses, youth suicide screening and referral training: HB 1336, * ESHB 1336, CH 197 (2013), SB 5365, SSB 5365
Nurses, standardized clinical affiliation agreements for clinical placements, work group to study: HB 1660
Nurses, suicide assessment, treatment, and management training: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Nutritionists and dietitians, online access to University of Washington health sciences library: SHB 1344, * ESB 5206, CH 249 (2013)
Occupational therapists, online access to University of Washington health sciences library: HB 1344, SHB 1344, * ESB 5206, CH 249 (2013)
Occupational therapy assistants, online access to University of Washington health sciences library: SHB 1344, * ESB 5206, CH 249 (2013)
Occupational therapy practitioners, suicide screening and referral training: * SHB 1376, CH 78 (2013)
Ophthalmic-related services, allowing physician assistants to perform, conditions: HB 1584, SB 6408
Optometrists, allowing use of hydrocodone combination products by: HB 2173, SB 6038
Optometrists, participation in medical eye care and vision care insurance plans: HB 1942
Osteopathic physician assistants, in other states, authorizing pharmacies to fill prescriptions written by: HB 1596, SB 5524, * SSB 5524, CH 12 (2013)
Osteopathic physician assistants, provisions concerning physician practice arrangements with assistants, utilization at remote sites, and delegation agreements: HB 1737, * SHB 1737, CH 203 (2013)
Osteopathic physicians and surgeons, standardized clinical affiliation agreements for clinical placements, work group to study: HB 1660
Osteopathic physicians, assistants, and surgeons, requiring suicide assessment, treatment, and management training: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Out-of-state health care professionals, limiting practice in-state to limited voluntary basis: * EHB 2351, CH 126 (2014), SB 6462, SB 6510
Parking, special privileges for persons with disabilities, provider role in authorizing: HB 2463, * ESHB 2463, CH 124 (2014)
Payments for services via insurance claims, health care service claim payments to enrolled participants, ensuring direct payment by participant to provider not under health care service contract: SHB 1263
Peer review bodies, provider lawsuits for actions taken by, limitations on remedies: HB 1436, SB 5550
Physical therapist assistants, exemption from licensure in certain cases when supervised by a licensed physical therapist assistant: HB 1230, * SB 5465, CH 280 (2013)
Physical therapists and assistants, suicide assessment, treatment, and management training: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Physical therapists, authority to perform spinal manipulation: HB 2160, * ESHB 2160, CH 116 (2014), SB 6167
Physical therapists, exemption from licensure in certain cases when supervised by a licensed physical therapist assistant: * SB 5465, CH 280 (2013)
Physical therapists, suicide screening and referral training: HB 1376
Physical therapy, expanding definition to include chiropractic spinal adjustments: HB 1551, SB 5632
Physical therapy, limiting health plan copayment and coinsurance charges for: SB 6123
Physician assistants, allowing performance of ophthalmic-related services, conditions: HB 1584, SB 6408
Physician assistants, in other states, authorizing pharmacies to fill prescriptions written by: HB 1596, SB 5524, * SSB 5524, CH 12 (2013)
Physician assistants, licensing, requiring submission of current professional practice information at time of renewal: HB 2389, SB 5530, SB 6196
Physician assistants, provisions concerning physician practice arrangements with assistants, utilization at remote sites, and delegation agreements: HB 1737, * SHB 1737, CH 203 (2013)
Physician assistants, quality improvement program, establishment: HB 2139, SHB 2139, SB 5980
Physician assistants, suicide assessment, treatment, and management training: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technician and paramedic, extending physician-patient privilege to: HB 1772, SB 5687
Physicians, allopathic, licensing of foreign medical school graduates by medical quality assurance commission: HB 1409, SHB 1409, SB 5414
Physicians, continuing education requirements, satisfying through providing services to medicaid enrollees or the uninsured: HB 1628, SB 5825
Physicians, family practice residency programs, developing through hospital partnerships with medical school: HB 2109, SHB 2109
Physicians, licensing, requiring submission of current professional practice information at time of renewal: HB 2389, SB 5530, SB 6196
Physicians, quality improvement program, establishment: HB 2139, SHB 2139, SB 5980
Physicians, standardized clinical affiliation agreements for clinical placements, work group to study: HB 1660
Physicians, suicide and related behavioral health condition assessment, treatment, and management training: * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014)
Physicians, suicide assessment, treatment, and management training: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Privilege, physician-patient, extending to emergency responders: HB 1772, SB 5687
Professionals, training and qualifications, requiring accurate presentation in advertisements and communications: HB 1586, SB 5492
Provider compensation by insurance carriers, instituting filing and public disclosure requirements: HB 1543, SB 5434, * SSB 5434, CH 277 (2013)
Provider price and quality data, submission by health insuring entities: SB 5537
Providers, staff privileges for, hospital requests for certain information from facilities and provider: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Quality assurance committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Quality improvement program for physicians and physician assistants, establishment: HB 2139, SHB 2139, SB 5980
Quality improvement programs and committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Records, disclosure when related to mental health services and sexually transmitted diseases, expanding statutes: HB 1679, * ESHB 1679, CH 200 (2013)
Records, documentation and payment of charges, prohibiting health care provider fee in certain cases: SHB 2074
Records, patient-authorized disclosure by provider or facility, determining reasonable fee for: HB 2074
Records, patient-authorized disclosure by provider, determining reasonable fee for: SHB 2074
Records, providers with staff privileges at hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Reimbursement programs, third-party, prohibiting provider participation as a licensure condition: SB 5215, SSB 5215, * E2SSB 5215, CH 293 (2013)
Scope of practice, changing or interpreting, requiring disciplining authorities to use rule-making process: HB 2338, HB 2742
Scope of practice, expansion by disciplining authorities, prohibiting: SHB 2742
Scope of practice, interpreting, requiring disciplining authorities to use rule-making process: SHB 2742
Sexual orientation change efforts, practice of, establishing work group to make recommendations concerning: HB 1882
Sexual orientation change efforts, practice of, prohibiting when performed on patient under eighteen: HB 2451, ESHB 2451, SB 6449
Speech-language pathologists, online access to University of Washington health sciences library: SHB 1344, * ESB 5206, CH 249 (2013)
Suicide assessment, treatment, and management training for health care providers, modifying requirements: HB 1376, * SHB 1376, CH 78 (2013), HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Surgical technologists, registration, education requirements, and authorized duties: HB 1555, SHB 1555, SB 5549
Telemedicine health plan coverage, provider reimbursement: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
Vulnerable adult care, license suspension and practice prohibition: * HB 1003, CH 86 (2013)
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Drug and device dispensing, local health officer to establish policies and procedures: EHB 1538
Health districts, finances and banking, district control as directed by health board: HB 1783
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Adjudicatory proceedings, before the secretary or department, delegation of authority to presiding officer: * ESHB 1381, CH 109 (2013)
Adjudicatory proceedings, before the secretary, using office of administrative hearings: HB 1381
Adjudicatory proceedings, by health agency disciplining authorities, delegation of authority to presiding officer: * ESHB 1381, CH 109 (2013)
Adjudicatory proceedings, by health agency disciplining authorities, using office of administrative hearings: HB 1381
Alzheimer's disease, department to convene working group: SB 6124
Ambulances, diversion to urgent care facilities, department to study: SB 5553
Applications submitted to department, requiring prompt action: HB 1163, HB 1236, SB 5821
Birth certificates, provisions: HB 1525, * SHB 1525, CH 321 (2013), SB 5118, ESSB 5118
Birth certificates, provisions concerning adopted persons and birth parents: HB 1525, * SHB 1525, CH 321 (2013), SB 5118, ESSB 5118
Bisphenol A, in food and food and beverage packaging and containers, department role in restricting: HB 2779
Certificates of need, exemption of public hospital districts from requirements: SB 5225, SB 5226
Chemicals and chemical mixtures in environment, department of health to evaluate and report: SB 5348
Chiropractic quality assurance commission, additional authority over budget development, spending, staffing, and other matters, modifying provisions: HB 1518, SHB 1518, * 2SHB 1518, CH 81 (2013)
Community health alert notification plans, department guidance for local health jurisdictions: HB 1139, SHB 1139, SB 5228
Dental hygiene practitioners, licensing by department: HB 1516, HB 2321, SB 5433
Dental practitioners, licensing by department: HB 1516, HB 2321, SB 5433
Dentists, licensure status, modifying provisions concerning expiration and late renewal fees, department role: HB 1603
Diabetes epidemic, agency collaboration to identify goals and develop agency plans, department involvement: HB 1795, SB 5423
Disciplining authorities, adjudicatory proceedings, delegation of authority to presiding officer: * ESHB 1381, CH 109 (2013)
Disciplining authorities, adjudicatory proceedings, mandatory use of office of administrative hearings: HB 1381
Electronic tracking program, coordinated care, integrating prescription monitoring program into: SB 5554
Emergency department overcrowding, department to convene stakeholders meeting concerning, requirements: SB 5629
Federal receipts, requiring that department report concerning federal financial assistance: SB 5804, * SSB 5804, CH 32 (2013)
Firearm-related injury and death prevention education program, creation, department to administer: HB 1703
Food and beverage provision and service standards for agencies, department to submit report summarizing: HB 1321, SHB 1321
Foreign medical school graduates, licensing as allopathic physicians, requirements: HB 1409, SHB 1409, SB 5414
Genetically engineered foods, disclosure for retail sale, department regulatory and enforcement authority: SB 5073
Health care provider peer review bodies, provider lawsuits for actions taken by, limitations on remedies: HB 1436, SB 5550
Health care, department role in identifying and briefing legislature on promising current and emerging health care practices: SB 5538
Health programs of department, funding through use of public utility tax collected from water distribution businesses: HB 1685
Hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, replacing licensing category with hearing aid specialist, department role: * EHB 2108, CH 189 (2014)
Immunization, making childhood immunization resources available to pregnant women, department role: SB 6297, ESSB 6297
Licensing, third-party reimbursement programs, prohibiting provider participation as a licensure condition: SB 5215, SSB 5215, * E2SSB 5215, CH 293 (2013)
Marijuana, medical, department to convene work group: SSB 5887, 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887, SB 6178, SSB 6178, 2SSB 6178
Marijuana, medical, revising Washington state medical use of cannabis act, expanding department role: HB 2149, SHB 2149, E2SHB 2149
Massage therapy, licensing massage therapy establishments: HB 1981
Medical order form, futile emergency medical treatment, department to develop for statewide use: SB 5562, SSB 5562
Medical quality assurance commission, additional authority over budget development, spending, staffing, and other matters, modifying provisions: HB 1518, SHB 1518, * 2SHB 1518, CH 81 (2013)
Medical quality assurance commission, allopathic physicians, licensing of foreign medical school graduates: HB 1409, SHB 1409, SB 5414
Medical quality assurance commission, authority over budget development, spending, and staffing: HB 1564
Medical quality assurance commission, out-of-state telemedicine providers delivering services to residents, commission role: 2ESHB 1448
Medical quality assurance commission, physician assistant regulation, modernizing: * SHB 1737, CH 203 (2013)
Medical quality assurance commission, quality improvement program for physicians and physician assistants, conducting pilot program with department: SHB 2139
Medical quality assurance commission, quality improvement program for physicians and physician assistants, establishing: HB 2139, SHB 2139, SB 5980
Medical quality assurance commission, requiring current professional practice information from physicians and physician assistants for license renewal: HB 2389, SB 5530, SB 6196
Medical quality assurance commission, term limits for members: HB 2570
Medical specialty technicians, registration and duties, department role: HB 1623, SB 5525
Newborn screening, births outside hospital, collecting blood sample for tests: * SHB 2544, CH 18 (2014)
Newborn screening, hospitals to collect blood sample for certain screening tests, department role: HB 2544
Notifiable health conditions, public notification guidelines, department to establish work group: HB 1139, SB 5228
Nursing care quality assurance commission, additional authority over budget development, spending, staffing, and other matters, modifying provisions: HB 1518, SHB 1518, * 2SHB 1518, CH 81 (2013)
Nursing care quality assurance commission, out-of-state telemedicine providers delivering services to residents, commission role: 2ESHB 1448
Osteopathic medicine and surgery, board of, modernizing physician assistant regulation: * SHB 1737, CH 203 (2013)
Osteopathic medicine and surgery, board of, out-of-state telemedicine providers delivering services to residents, board role: 2ESHB 1448
Patients, discharge data in comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system, maintaining confidentiality, department role: HB 2380, SB 6139, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Permitting decisions, enhancing transparency and predictability of process: HB 2192, SHB 2192, * E2SHB 2192, CH 68 (2014), SB 6045
Phthalates, in food and food and beverage packaging and containers, department role in restricting: HB 2779
Physicians and nurses, standardized clinical affiliation agreements for clinical placements, department to convene work group to study: HB 1660
Pregnant women, making prenatal nutrition resources available to, department role: * SB 6299, CH 38 (2014)
Prescription drugs and supplies, donated, authorizing dispensing to uninsured persons, department role: HB 1382, SHB 1382, SB 5148, * SSB 5148, CH 260 (2013)
Prescription monitoring database, access for clinical laboratories, department role: EHB 1593, SB 5772
Prescription monitoring program, funding entirely from medicaid fraud penalty account: * HB 1565, CH 36 (2013), SB 5493
Prescription monitoring program, integrating into coordinated care electronic tracking program: SB 5554
Public health supplemental account, use of funds to include paying for staff: HB 2388, * SB 6284, CH 94 (2014)
Quality assurance committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Quality improvement program for physicians and physician assistants, establishment: HB 2139, SHB 2139, SB 5980
Quality improvement programs and committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Rule making by department, specific grant of legislative authority, requirement: HB 1163
Rules, review of, department to conduct for streamlining purposes: HB 1591, SHB 1591, SB 5679, * SSB 5679, CH 30 (2013)
Selecky, Mary C., recognizing contribution of: * HR 4636 (2013)
Sexual orientation change efforts, practice of, department to establish work group to make recommendations concerning: HB 1882
Significant health risks, public notification guidelines, department to establish work group: SHB 1139
Suicide prevention, Washington plan for, department to develop: HB 2315, * ESHB 2315, CH 71 (2014), SB 6468
Water supply, treatment of raw groundwater to potable level, department role: HB 2620
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Community health alert notification plans, adoption by local boards of health: HB 1139, SHB 1139, SB 5228
Notifiable health conditions, public notification by local health jurisdictions: HB 1139, SB 5228
Significant health risks, public notification by local health jurisdictions: SHB 1139
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Administrative adjudicatory proceedings, mandatory use of office of administrative hearings, board rule making role: HB 1381
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               (See also BOILERS AND UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSELS)
Hog fuel, extending sales and use tax exemptions when used for production of electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel: HB 1663, SHB 1663, 2SHB 1663, SB 5866, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Solid fuel burning devices, bans on use, narrowing geographic scope in nonattainment areas: HB 1918
Space heating, Washington state renewable energy space heating act, enacting: SB 5555
HEMP  (See AGRICULTURE)
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, JOINT  HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, JOINT RSS Feed
               
Abolishing committee: HB 1048, SHB 1048
HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD  HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD RSS Feed
               
Replacing references to board with student achievement council: HB 1048, SHB 1048
HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY  HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY RSS Feed
               
Indebtedness, increased total outstanding bonded indebtedness of authority: HB 2434, SB 6236
Membership, increasing: * HB 1645, CH 217 (2013), SB 5787
HIGHWAYS  (See ROADS AND HIGHWAYS)
HISPANIC AFFAIRS, COMMISSION  HISPANIC AFFAIRS, COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Rule making by commission, specific grant of legislative authority, requirement: HB 1163
HISTORICAL SOCIETY, WASHINGTON STATE  HISTORICAL SOCIETY, WASHINGTON STATE RSS Feed
               
Heritage capital projects, modifying role of historical society: HB 2277, SHB 2277, SB 6200, SSB 6200
State capital historical museum, modifying use provisions: SSB 6200
State capital historical museum, renaming as heritage outreach center and modifying use provisions: HB 2277, SHB 2277, SB 6200
HIV  (See HEALTH CARE; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY)
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES  HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES RSS Feed
               
Agriculture, department of, celebrating one hundredth anniversary: * HR 4627 (2013), * SR 8630 (2013)
Black history month, recognizing: * HR 4686 (2014)
Blessing of the fleet, 2013: * HR 4653 (2013), * SR 8627 (2013)
Blessing of the fleet, 2014: * HR 4679 (2014), * SR 8710 (2014)
Brush Prairie Baptist Church, 150th anniversary: * SR 8661 (2013)
Catholic schools week, celebrating: * HR 4641 (2013), * SR 8639 (2013)
Children's day, celebrating: * HR 4621 (2013), * HR 4660 (2014)
Civic education day, honoring civic educators: * HR 4612 (2013), * HR 4678 (2014)
Cle Elum public library, honoring the one hundredth year of the: * HR 4662 (2014)
Colorectal cancer awareness month, recognizing: * SR 8717 (2014)
Cowboy, national day of the, celebrating: * HR 4644 (2013), * HR 4690 (2014), * SR 8642 (2013), * SR 8696 (2014)
Day of remembrance, 2014, for Japanese-American World War II internees: * HR 4684 (2014)
Donate life month, national, recognizing: * SR 8650 (2013), * SR 8689 (2014)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., honoring: * HR 4603 (2013), * HR 4661 (2014), * SR 8604 (2013), * SR 8669 (2014)
Enabling act, 125th anniversary, commemorating: * HR 4680 (2014), * SR 8681 (2014)
Former prisoners of war recognition day, display of national league of families' POW/MIA flag on: HB 1893
Gideon v. Wainwright, 50th anniversary of: * HR 4638 (2013), * SR 8638 (2013)
Gifted education day and week, recognizing: * SR 8622 (2013)
Gifted education day, celebrating: * HR 4640 (2013)
International telework week, Thurston regional planning council's participation in, recognizing: * HR 4698 (2014)
King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr., honoring: * HR 4603 (2013), * HR 4661 (2014), * SR 8604 (2013), * SR 8669 (2014)
Longmire-Biles wagon train anniversary, commemorating: * HR 4692 (2014)
Masons, free and accepted, Damascus Lodge No. 199, commemorating centennial anniversary of: * HR 4649 (2013)
Morningside's fiftieth anniversary, celebrating: * HR 4645 (2013), * SR 8645 (2013)
Motorcycle safety and awareness month, recognizing: * SR 8671 (2014)
Motorcycle safety awareness month, recognizing: * HR 4615 (2013)
Mt. Everest, 1963 American expedition, celebrating 50th anniversary: * HR 4650 (2013), * SR 8655 (2013)
National day of the cowboy, celebrating: * HR 4644 (2013), * SR 8642 (2013)
National donate life month, recognizing: * SR 8650 (2013), * SR 8689 (2014)
Native American heritage day, state legal holiday: HB 1014, SB 6078, * SSB 6078, CH 177 (2014)
Navy appreciation day, celebrating: * SR 8702 (2014)
Norway's constitution day, honoring: * SR 8709 (2014)
Norway, celebrating culture and heritage on Syttende Mai: * SR 8649 (2013)
Pain awareness month, recognizing: * HR 4614 (2013)
Parks, state, celebrating 100th birthday of: * HR 4630 (2013), * SR 8625 (2013)
Patient safety day, designating July 25th as: HB 1101
Pearl Harbor remembrance day, display of national league of families' POW/MIA flag: HB 1893
Presidents' day, celebrating: * HR 4616 (2013), * HR 4677 (2014)
Red hat day, celebrating: * SR 8659 (2013)
State employees, receiving two unpaid holidays, including specific days for reason of faith or conscience: HB 1744, SB 5173
State employees, two unpaid holidays, to include faith or conscience: * SSB 5173, CH 168 (2014)
Statehood day, recognizing: HB 2423
Students, receiving two unpaid holidays, including specific days for reason of faith or conscience: HB 1744, SB 5173
Students, two unpaid holidays, to include faith or conscience: * SSB 5173, CH 168 (2014)
Washington State College 1915 national champion football team, honoring 99th anniversary of: * SR 8715 (2014)
Welcome home Vietnam veterans day, observing: * HB 1319, CH 5 (2013), * HR 4643 (2013)
Welcome home Vietnam veterans day, proclaiming: * SR 8643 (2013)
Westport, 100th year anniversary: * HR 4672 (2014)
HOMELESS PERSONS  HOMELESS PERSONS RSS Feed
               
Certification, homeless status certification pilot program, establishment: SHB 2415
Children, pilot program to link homeless families with stable housing in student's school district: HB 2763, SB 6365
Essential needs and housing support program, eligibility for, determining: HB 2069, * SHB 2069, CH 10 (2013)
Essential needs and housing support program, persons with disability eligible for, continuation of safety net benefits: HB 2069, * SHB 2069, CH 10 (2013)
Housing, local homeless housing and assistance, extending document recording surcharge to provide funding: * ESSB 5875, CH 200 (2014), SSB 6313
Housing, local homeless housing and assistance, making document recording surcharge permanent to provide funding: HB 2368, ESHB 2368, SB 6313
Legal financial obligations of criminal offenders, failure of homeless to pay not willful noncompliance: HB 2231
Project Homeless Connect, recognizing people and organizations involved with: * SR 8603 (2013)
Students, homeless, strategies for improving educational outcomes for: HB 2373, SHB 2373, SB 6074, * SSB 6074, CH 212 (2014)
Temporary homeless identification card, issuance by department of licensing: HB 2416
Temporary homeless status certification, creation: HB 2415
Youths, identifying characteristics of homeless youth population: HB 2610, SHB 2610
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; TAXES - PROPERTY TAX)
Affordable housing, disposing tax foreclosed property to city for: EHB 2558, SB 6324
Affordable housing, property tax incentive for creating in urban growth areas: HB 2738, SHB 2738, SB 6330, SSB 6330, * 2SSB 6330, CH 96 (2014)
Apartment houses, food and yard waste collection containers, space for: HB 2481, SHB 2481
Apartment owners' associations, speed limit enforcement within communities: * SB 5113, CH 269 (2013)
Apartment owners, associations of, speed limit enforcement within communities: HB 1592
Carbon monoxide alarms, in residential occupancies, extending deadline: HB 1606, SB 5494, SSB 5494
Condominium associations, reserve studies: HB 2240, SB 6147
Condominium associations, speed limit enforcement within communities: HB 1592, * SB 5113, CH 269 (2013)
Condominiums, tracts or lots including, true and fair value notice requirements: 3SHB 1040
Court records, nonconviction, removing from public access to remove employment and housing barriers: HB 1497, SB 5341
Energy assistance for low-income families, increasing: SB 6154
Essential needs and housing support program, effective date of modifications to, changing: * SB 6573, CH 218 (2014)
Essential needs and housing support program, eligibility for, determining: HB 2069, * SHB 2069, CH 10 (2013)
Essential needs and housing support program, persons with disability eligible for, continuation of safety net benefits: HB 2069, * SHB 2069, CH 10 (2013)
Fire sprinkler systems, dwelling unit, professional licensing and certification provisions: HB 2260
Floating homes, classifying as water-dependent use: HB 2581
Floating houses, on aquatic land in harbor area for residential use, authorizing: SB 6185
Floating on-water residences, classifying as conforming preferred use: SB 6450
Floating on-water residences, classifying as conforming preferred use and water-dependent use: HB 2581
Floating on-water residences, classifying as conforming use: SHB 2581, * ESSB 6450, CH 56 (2014)
Food and yard waste collection, space for containers for new residential occupancies: HB 2481, SHB 2481
Homeless children, pilot program to link homeless families with stable housing in student's school district: HB 2763, SB 6365
Homeless persons, local homeless housing and assistance, extending document recording surcharge to provide funding: * ESSB 5875, CH 200 (2014), SSB 6313
Homeless persons, local homeless housing and assistance, making document recording surcharge permanent to provide funding: HB 2368, ESHB 2368, SB 6313
Homeowners' associations, assessment increases, requirements: SB 5075
Homeowners' associations, marina slip incorporated as, not considered residential real property: SB 6319
Homeowners' associations, minutes from annual meetings, approval of: HB 2567
Homeowners' associations, minutes from previous meeting, approval of: * SHB 2567, CH 20 (2014)
Homeowners' associations, notice requirements for meetings: HB 1370, * SHB 1370, CH 108 (2013)
Homeowners' associations, political yard sign display: SB 5083
Homeowners' associations, reserve studies, modifying requirement for smaller associations: SB 5134
Housing trust fund, funding by, preference for school district-housing authority projects helping low-income children: HB 2462, SB 6338
Housing trust fund, revising provisions concerning administrative costs: HB 1617, * SHB 1617, CH 145 (2013), SB 5439, SSB 5439
Inspection, including home energy efficiency information in residential home inspection reports: HB 1181, SB 5076, SSB 5076
Insurance related to a residence, prohibiting use of credit history to deny coverage or determine rates, etc.: HB 1212
Low-income housing, affordable, sale or lease of surplus governmental property for: HB 1563, SHB 1563, E2SHB 1563, SB 5598, SSB 5598
Offenders, conditions for providing with housing rental vouchers: * ESB 5105, CH 266 (2013), SSB 5105, 2SSB 5105
Service animals, unfair practices when selling or renting real property: HB 1024, SHB 1024, 2SHB 1024, SB 5645
Service contracts, provisions: * HB 1036, CH 117 (2013)
Sex offenders, registered, conditions for providing with housing rental vouchers: HB 1232, SHB 1232
Single-family and other residential units in certain buildings, true and fair value property tax valuation notice requirements: 2SHB 1040
Single-family homeownership, down payment assistance: HB 1861, * SB 5558, CH 13 (2013)
Single-family residential buildings, eliminating minimum area and square footage requirements: SHB 2168
Single-family residential buildings, limiting minimum square footage requirements: HB 2168
Single-family residential units in certain buildings, true and fair value property tax valuation notice requirements: SHB 1040
Smoke detection devices, in dwelling units, requiring installation of certain lithium battery devices: HB 2053
Transitional housing operating and rent program, eligible housing organizations, removing state quality award program application requirement: HB 1425, SB 5311
Transitional housing program for offenders, reimbursement by offender: HB 1842, SB 5486
Trespass, criminal trespass of a dwelling in foreclosure: SB 5062
Trespass, first and second degrees, removing certain defenses: SB 5062
Workforce housing, affordable, use of certain lodging tax revenues for grants or loans to nonprofit organizations or public housing authorities for: HB 1695, SHB 1695, HB 2650, SHB 2650, SB 5741, SSB 5741
HORSE PARK AUTHORITY, STATE  HORSE PARK AUTHORITY, STATE RSS Feed
               (See also HORSE RACING; HORSE RACING COMMISSION)
Board of the authority, expanding membership: HB 1419, * SB 5212, CH 31 (2013)
HORSE RACING  HORSE RACING RSS Feed
               (See also HORSE PARK AUTHORITY, STATE; HORSE RACING COMMISSION)
Child support, collections, gambling payment intercept program, certain associations conducting parimutuel wagering to participate: SSB 5552, 2SSB 5552
Fines, depositing in class C purse fund account, removing requirement: HB 2125, * SHB 2125, CH 62 (2014)
Fines, depositing in Washington horse racing commission operating account: * SHB 2125, CH 62 (2014)
Grooms, industrial insurance premium assessment for, payment: * HB 1469, CH 80 (2013), SB 5363
Licensees, certain race meets, promoting the lottery, requirements: SSB 5791
Parimutuel wagering at satellite location(s), increasing number per county the commission may approve: * HB 1442, CH 18 (2013)
Race meets, conducting, repealing business and occupation tax exemption: SB 5041
HORSE RACING COMMISSION  HORSE RACING COMMISSION RSS Feed
               (See also HORSE PARK AUTHORITY, STATE; HORSE RACING)
Business license center, participation by commission: HB 1403, * ESHB 1403, CH 111 (2013), SB 5680, SSB 5680, E2SSB 5680
Fines, depositing in class C purse fund account, removing requirement: HB 2125, * SHB 2125, CH 62 (2014)
Fines, depositing in Washington horse racing commission operating account: * SHB 2125, CH 62 (2014)
Grooms, industrial insurance premium assessment for, commission role: * HB 1469, CH 80 (2013), SB 5363
Horse racing commission operating account, earnings from account: * HB 1006, CH 88 (2013)
Parimutuel wagering at satellite location(s), increasing number per county the commission may approve: * HB 1442, CH 18 (2013)
Youth opportunities involving horses and horse racing, dedicated revenue to support: HB 1398, SB 5672, SB 5791, SSB 5791
HOSPITALS  HOSPITALS RSS Feed
               (See also EMERGENCY SERVICES; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; MENTAL HEALTH; SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DEPARTMENT)
Abortion services, hospital provision of, certificate of need review determination: SB 5586
Assisted suicide services, hospital provision of, certificate of need review determination: SB 5586
Billing of patients, charges and fees, providing meaningful estimate to patients and web site listing of common procedure charges: SB 5265
Breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation, creating to recognize certain hospitals: HB 2329, SB 6298, SSB 6298
Bullet and gunshot wounds, requirements when patient indicates domestic violence caused their injury: * ESB 5305, CH 252 (2013)
Business and occupation surtax on hospitals, extending to provide basic education and higher education funding: HB 2037, HB 2038, ESHB 2038
Certificate of need review, eliminating for all facilities except hospitals: SB 5017
Certificate of need review, hospital ability to provide abortion and assisted suicide services: SB 5586
Criminal offenders or suspects in hospitals, requiring guarding of violent or sexual offenders by law enforcement: SB 5968
Disproportionate share hospitals, health care authority payment rates for medical assistance recipients, establishing low-income payment mechanism: HB 1635, SHB 1635
Emergency department overcrowding, department of health to convene stakeholders meeting concerning, requirements: SB 5629
Emergency engines or backup generators, compliance with emissions requirements, standards for: SB 5796, SSB 5796
Employees, health care facilities, mandatory overtime provisions: HB 1153
Employees, health care facilities, meal and rest break requirements: HB 1152
Health care authority, contracting of hospitals with authority each fiscal biennium: * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Health care providers, staff privileges for, hospital requests for certain information from facilities and provider: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Health care-associated infections, reporting, aligning state requirements with federal requirements: * HB 1471, CH 319 (2013) PV, SB 5415
Hospital safety net assessment and fund, modifying provisions to pay for medicaid hospital services and grants: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Hospital safety net assessment and fund, state to phase down during medicaid expansion and end reliance on: SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Hospital safety net assessments, adjusting timelines: HB 2790, HB 2791, SB 6570, * ESSB 6570, CH 143 (2014)
Hospitals for the sick, nonprofit, property tax exemption requirements: SB 5041
Jail inmates, hospitals to contract with jails as condition of licensure: HB 1911, SHB 1911, SB 5792, SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Jail inmates, jail requirements when contracting with hospitals: SB 5892, * 2ESSB 5892, CH 14 (2013)
Newborn screening, births outside hospital, collecting blood sample for tests: * SHB 2544, CH 18 (2014)
Newborn screening, hospitals to collect blood sample for certain screening tests: HB 2544
Noncritical access hospitals, designing system of hospital quality incentive payments for: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, SB 5913, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Nurses, hospital staffing practices, requirements: HB 1095, SHB 1095
Overcrowding and boarding, hospitals that experience, fining of: SB 5629
Patients, discharge data in comprehensive hospital abstract reporting system, maintaining confidentiality: HB 2380, SB 6139, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Patients, Washington state patient safety act: HB 1095, SHB 1095
Prospective payment system, psychiatric, and rehabilitation hospitals, designing system of quality incentive payments for: SB 5913
Public hospital districts, certificate of need requirements, exemption from: SB 5225, SB 5226
Public hospital districts, commissioners, election of boards of, modifying provisions: SB 5747, SB 6004
Public hospital districts, commissioners, extending contribution limits for candidates for boards of: * SB 5748, CH 311 (2013), SB 5925
Public hospital districts, commissioners, health coverage provisions: SB 5450
Public hospital districts, dissolution, providing method for districts of a certain size: SB 5746
Public hospital districts, joint venture agreements, limits on district delegation of authority: SB 6425
Public hospital districts, officials of, personal financial affairs reporting: SB 6348
Public hospital districts, representative on capital projects advisory review board, removing from board: SSB 5184
Quality incentive payments, designing system of payments for noncritical access hospitals: HB 2016, 2ESHB 2016, * ESSB 5913, CH 17 (2013)
Quality incentive payments, designing system of payments for prospective payment system, psychiatric, and rehabilitation hospitals: SB 5913
Residency programs, for primary care physicians, developing through partnerships with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences: SHB 2109
Residency programs, for primary care physicians, developing through partnerships with University of Washington: HB 2109, SHB 2109
Review of medical staff, other employees, and associated providers, process requirements: HB 1436, SB 5550
Rural hospitals that are sole community hospitals, enhanced medicaid payment rates for: HB 1916, SB 5829, SB 5859, * SSB 5859, CH 57 (2014)
Seattle Children's Hospital, honoring the work of: * SR 8647 (2013)
Stab wounds, requirements when patient indicates domestic violence caused their injury: * ESB 5305, CH 252 (2013)
Telemedicine, physicians providing, requirements and conditions: HB 1448, 2ESHB 1448
HOTELS  (See BUSINESSES)
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS  HOUSE RESOLUTIONS RSS Feed
               
4-H youth development program: * HR 4606 (2013), * HR 4670 (2014)
Agriculture, department of, one hundredth anniversary: * HR 4627 (2013)
Alexander, Gary, representative: * HR 4669 (2014)
Ayers, Chuck: * HR 4651 (2013)
Black history month: * HR 4686 (2014)
Blessing of the fleet, 2013: * HR 4653 (2013)
Blessing of the fleet, 2014: * HR 4679 (2014)
Brain injury awareness organizations and individuals: * HR 4637 (2013)
British Columbia parliamentary internship program: * HR 4628 (2013), * HR 4676 (2014)
Brunell, Don C., Association of Washington Business: * HR 4648 (2013)
Buckingham, Bonnie "Guitar": * HR 4688 (2014)
Bush, George Washington: * HR 4686 (2014)
Carrell, Mike, Senator: * HR 4656 (2013)
Carter, Ty Michael, Staff Sergeant: * HR 4701 (2014)
Catholic schools week: * HR 4641 (2013)
Celski, J.R.: * HR 4696 (2014)
Charbonneau, Jeff, 2013 national teacher of the year: * HR 4652 (2013)
Chiawana High School football team: * HR 4666 (2014)
Children's day: * HR 4621 (2013), * HR 4660 (2014)
Civic educators and civic education day: * HR 4612 (2013), * HR 4678 (2014)
Cle Elum public library, one hundredth year: * HR 4662 (2014)
Cleveland High School women's basketball team: * HR 4632 (2013)
Colton High School Wildcats girls basketball team: * HR 4633 (2013)
Consul general Gao Zhansheng: * HR 4626 (2013)
Cowboy, national day of the: * HR 4644 (2013), * HR 4690 (2014)
Crellin, Glenn: * HR 4694 (2014)
Crouse, Larry, representative: * HR 4697 (2014)
Daffodil festival: * HR 4635 (2013), * HR 4695 (2014)
Dawson, Caleb, recipient of a Prudential spirit of community award: * HR 4623 (2013)
Day of remembrance, 2014, for Japanese-American World War II internees: * HR 4684 (2014)
Deputies Matt Spink and Mike Northway, Spokane county sheriff's office: * HR 4646 (2013)
Dom Cooks: * HR 4691 (2014)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: * HR 4603 (2013), * HR 4661 (2014)
Enabling act, 125th anniversary: * HR 4680 (2014)
Filipino Americans: * HR 4613 (2013), * HR 4665 (2014)
Foley, Thomas S.: * HR 4689 (2014)
Freeman High School Scotties football team: * HR 4671 (2014)
Frisinger, Ava, former mayor of Issaquah: * HR 4663 (2014)
Gideon v. Wainwright, 50th anniversary of: * HR 4638 (2013)
Gifted education day: * HR 4640 (2013)
Gonzaga University: * HR 4604 (2013)
Gonzaga University men's and women's basketball teams: * HR 4703 (2014)
Green River Community College computer reporting technologies program: * HR 4682 (2014)
Greene, Trevor, 2013 national high school principal of the year: * HR 4654 (2013)
Hayward, Allen: * HR 4605 (2013)
Hoddle, Bryan, coach: * HR 4675 (2014)
Hope, Mike, representative: * HR 4702 (2014)
House business during interims, conducting: HR 4655, * HR 4704 (2014)
House members, voting of, member statements in house journal concerning votes and absences: * HR 4659 (2014)
House organized, notification of governor: * HR 4601 (2013), HR 4658
House rules, permanent: * EHR 4608 (2013), * HR 4659 (2014)
House rules, temporary: * HR 4600 (2013)
Independent Colleges of Washington: * HR 4611 (2013)
Japanese-American internees and World War II veterans: * HR 4617 (2013), * HR 4684 (2014)
King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr.: * HR 4603 (2013), * HR 4661 (2014)
Kline, Brent, Mariner High School principal: * HR 4639 (2013)
Legislative session, interim periods, conducting house business during: HR 4655, * HR 4704 (2014)
Longmire-Biles wagon train anniversary: * HR 4692 (2014)
Masons, free and accepted, Damascus Lodge No. 199, centennial anniversary of: * HR 4649 (2013)
McNeely, Gloria: * HR 4687 (2014)
Montesano High School football team: * HR 4607 (2013)
Morningside's fiftieth anniversary: * HR 4645 (2013)
Motorcycle safety awareness month: * HR 4615 (2013)
Mt. Everest, 1963 American expedition, 50th anniversary: * HR 4650 (2013)
National day of the cowboy: * HR 4644 (2013)
National guard: * HR 4609 (2013), * HR 4667 (2014)
Navy: * HR 4699 (2014)
Northway, Mike, Spokane county sheriff's deputy: * HR 4646 (2013)
O'Connell, Trooper Sean M., Jr.: * HR 4657 (2013)
Olympic athletes from North Central Washington: * HR 4693 (2014)
Pain awareness month: * HR 4614 (2013)
Parks, state, 100th anniversary of: * HR 4630 (2013)
Peace Corps volunteers: * HR 4620 (2013)
Peace Corps, top volunteer-producing colleges, 2013: * HR 4620 (2013)
Pearson, Vernon R., state supreme court justice: * HR 4619 (2013)
Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln: * HR 4616 (2013), * HR 4677 (2014)
Presidents' day: * HR 4616 (2013), * HR 4677 (2014)
Pulp and paper mill workers: * HR 4610 (2013)
Rainier Beach High School men's basketball team: * HR 4634 (2013)
Ramstead, Erik, chief of police of Everson: * HR 4618 (2013)
Representative Gary Alexander: * HR 4669 (2014)
Representative Larry Crouse: * HR 4697 (2014)
Representative Mary Helen Roberts: * HR 4700 (2014)
Representative Mike Hope: * HR 4702 (2014)
Riddell, Richard, Anacortes town crier: * HR 4668 (2014)
Roberts, Mary Helen, representative: * HR 4700 (2014)
Rowe, Allyson, Miss Washington: * HR 4673 (2014)
Seattle Seahawks: * HR 4622 (2013), HR 4674
Seattle Seahawks' mascot Taima the hawk: * HR 4685 (2014)
Selecky, Mary C.: * HR 4636 (2013)
Senator Carrell, Mike: * HR 4656 (2013)
Skagit Valley tulip festival: * HR 4631 (2013)
Spink, Matt, Spokane county sheriff's deputy: * HR 4646 (2013)
Spokane lilac festival: * HR 4642 (2013)
Stover, Christopher, Captain: * HR 4681 (2014)
Swenson, William, Captain: * HR 4683 (2014)
Tax increase legislation, two-thirds majority for approval: HR 4629
Third Stryker Brigade: * HR 4624 (2013)
Thurston regional planning council, participation in international telework week by: * HR 4698 (2014)
Traumatic brain injury, brain injury awareness organizations and individuals: * HR 4637 (2013)
Tretwold, Jerry: * HR 4625 (2013)
United States flag: * HR 4664 (2014)
Vietnam veterans, Washington state veterans who served in Vietnam: * HR 4643 (2013)
Vietnam veterans, welcome home Vietnam veterans day: * HR 4643 (2013)
Washington state commercial fishing fleet, 2013 blessing of the fleet: * HR 4653 (2013)
Washington state commercial fishing fleet, 2014 blessing of the fleet: * HR 4679 (2014)
Westport's 100th year anniversary: * HR 4672 (2014)
Zhansheng, consul general Gao: * HR 4626 (2013)
HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION  HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Green jobs competitive pool program, awarding vouchers for incentive payments to promote renewable energy system installation: SHB 1301
Green jobs competitive pool program, awarding vouchers for incentive payments, measuring effectiveness through performance milestones: SHB 1301
Green jobs tax credit account, measuring effectiveness through performance milestones: HB 1301
Green jobs tax credit account, promoting installation of renewable energy systems through incentive payments from account: HB 1301
Natural gas infrastructure, in rural or underserved areas, commission issuance of bonds to finance: HB 2177
Renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program, creation as new program, commission role: SHB 1105
Renewable energy systems, promoting installation, awarding tax credits from green jobs tax credit account: HB 1301
Renewable energy systems, promoting installation, awarding vouchers for incentive payments as part of green jobs competitive pool program: SHB 1301
Single-family homeownership, down payment assistance, commission loan-making authority: HB 1861, * SB 5558, CH 13 (2013)
Sustainable energy trust account, commission to administer, including acceptance of contributions to account: HB 1856, SHB 1856
HUMAN REMAINS  HUMAN REMAINS RSS Feed
               
Assisted suicide, informed consent and reporting for purposes of death with dignity act, modifying provisions: SB 5683
Autopsies and postmortems, findings, removing confidentiality requirement for coroners and medical examiners for deaths in certain correctional and law enforcement contexts: * SSB 5256, CH 295 (2013)
Autopsies and postmortems, long-term care settings, disclosure concerning to residents and legal representatives: HB 2730
Autopsies and postmortems, reports and records, removing confidentiality for deaths in certain correctional and law enforcement contexts: SB 5256
Cemetery districts, modifying formation requirements: * HB 1207, CH 167 (2013)
Cemetery districts, restricting sales of memorial markers by districts: HB 1300
Location, reporting to law enforcement by person with actual knowledge of, requirements: HB 1980
Memorial markers, restricting sales by cemetery districts: HB 1300
Stillbirth, certificates of, issuance by county registrar to mother or father: HB 1137
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR  (See FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE)
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION  HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Creed, discrimination on basis of, prohibiting in regard to protected practices: SB 6433
Elevators and other conveyances, safety of, notice in investigations of retaliation against whistleblowers: SB 6046, * SSB 6046, CH 49 (2014)
HUNTING  HUNTING RSS Feed
               (See also FIREARMS)
Age limitations and requirements for licenses and hunting, modifying provisions: HB 1199, ESHB 1199, HB 2459, SHB 2459, SB 5231, SSB 5231, SB 6039, SSB 6039
Big game, unlawful killing of, mistaken belief about sex of animal to be affirmative defense: SB 6278
Cougar control, pursuit or hunting with aid of dogs, pilot program: SB 6287, SSB 6287
Enforcement, of fish and wildlife law provisions, various violations : HB 2460, SHB 2460, SB 6041, * ESSB 6041, CH 48 (2014)
Environmental law violations, involving fish and wildlife enforcement code, attorney general authority and power: HB 1655
Hunter education training course, requirements: HB 1199, ESHB 1199, HB 2459, SHB 2459, SB 5231, SSB 5231, SB 6039, SSB 6039, SB 6281, SSB 6281
Indian tribal members, hunting-related enforcement actions against, referring action to tribal enforcement authority in certain cases: HB 1496
Indian tribal members, hunting-related enforcement actions against, using training module on tribal hunting rights prepared by attorney general's office: ESHB 1496
Lands purchased by nonprofit organization with public funds, recreation requirements: SB 5057
Licenses, age limitations and hunter education training course requirements: HB 1199, ESHB 1199, HB 2459, SHB 2459, SB 5231, SSB 5231, SB 6039, SSB 6039
Licenses, child support noncompliance-based suspension, additional suspension due to violation of suspension: * HB 1218, CH 102 (2013), SB 5137
Licenses, commercial and recreational, various provisions: HB 2460, SHB 2460, SB 6041, * ESSB 6041, CH 48 (2014)
Licenses, discover pass discount when purchased with certain licenses, etc.: SB 5289
Licenses, nonresident veterans with disabilities, issuing any hunting license at nondisabled resident cost: * SHB 1192, CH 101 (2013)
Licenses, personally identifying information from, disclosure for unemployment compensation overpayment recovery: HB 1393, SB 5353
Licenses, veterans with disabilities, discounted licenses to include nonresidents: HB 1192
Migratory bird annual stamp, design of stamp and related matters: SB 6193
Migratory bird permits, sales to hunters, use of revenues: SB 6193
Wolves, gray wolf, listing as big game species: HB 1219, SB 5193, SSB 5193
HYDRAULIC PERMITS AND PROJECTS  (See FISH AND WILDLIFE, DEPARTMENT; RIVERS)
HYDROELECTRIC GENERATION  (See ENERGY; UTILITIES)