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HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS RSS Feed
               (See also COUNSELORS AND COUNSELING; DENTISTS AND DENTISTRY; HEALTH, DEPARTMENT; MEDICINE AND MEDICAL DEVICES; PHARMACIES AND PHARMACISTS; PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRISTS; PSYCHOLOGISTS; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY)
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)