Governor Signs Bills Related to Healthcare

Here’s the current list of some of the healthcare related bills signed into law recently by Governor Inslee. Use the Bill Tracker web page at the state to see the details on any of them.  My take is that it was a very successful session for healthcare related needs.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/

  • Relating to priority processing for adult family home license applications. (6113)
  • Relating to requiring coverage for hearing instruments under public employee and medicaid programs.(5179)
  •  Relating to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing.(6580)
  • Relating to ensuring that no youth is discharged from a public system of care into homelessness.(6560)
  • Relating to expanding the access to baby and child dentistry program to serve children with disabilities. (6549)
  • Relating to promoting access to the Washington early childhood education and assistance program.(6419)
  • Relating to child support, but only including a parent’s obligation to provide medical support, use of electronic funds transfers, notice of noncompliance, adoption of the economic table recommended by the child support work group, and references to the federal poverty level in self-support reserve limitations.(6334)
  • Relating to preventing suicide by permitting the voluntary waiver of firearm rights.(5553)
  • Relating to the mental health field response teams program. (2892)
  • Relating to making technical corrections to the family and medical leave program and making no substantive changes.(2702)
  • Relating to defining best practices for the process and people involved in best interest determination of students in out-of-home care.(2684)
  • Relating to the use of perfluorinated chemicals in food packaging.(2658)
  • Relating to increasing the personal needs allowance for people in residential and institutional care settings. (2651)
  • Relating to authorizations of proposals for emergency medical care and service levies. (2627)
  • Relating to public hospital district health and wellness promotion activities and superintendent appointment and removal.
  • Relating to maximum penalties under the Washington industrial safety and health act.
  • Relating to providing women with timely information regarding their breast health.
  • Relating to improving access to reproductive health.
  • Relating to insurance coverage of tomosynthesis or three-dimensional
  • Relating to providing a business and occupation tax exemption for accountable communities of health. mammography.
  • and many more…

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