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State House, Senate release budgets

The state House and Senate released their respective budgets this week. The good news is that there are no proposed cuts to hospitals in either budget. ... Read More >>

House, Senate release budgets

The House and Senate have released their respective budgets. The good news is that there are no proposed cuts to hospitals in either budget.... Read More >>

Inside D.C.: AHA Annual Meeting and clarification on Bipartisan Budget Act

We strongly urge you to consider joining us May 6-9 in Washington, D.C., for the AHA Annual Meeting. Also, we have a clarification on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills moving to the opposite house, harmful bills that have been stopped

Wednesday, February 14 was the cutoff for bills to be voted out of their house of origin and move to the opposite house for consideration. If a policy bill did not pass its house of origin, it is technically dead. Because bills can be amended, nothing is truly dead until the legislature adjourns. ... Read More >>

New Requirements Under HB1713 – Ricky’s Law

WSHA and the Department of Social and Health Services hosted a webinar about the requirements of Ricky's Law (HB 1713) that impacts patients and hospitals.... Read More >>

WSHA files amicus brief in mental health detention case

WSHA has filed an amicus curiae brief in Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals on behalf of our membership. The case involves a hospital’s independent right to participate in a mental health detention proceeding. ... Read More >>

Short-term budget deal good for health care and hospitals

Early this morning Congress passed a sweeping budget bill that funds the federal government through March 23, 2018. WSHA is very pleased the bill also includes a number of important health care provisions, including fixing — at least in the short term — some payment issues that WSHA members have been advocating for the past few months.... Read More >>

First cutoff of session, more work to do

Friday marked the first cutoff in this year’s legislative session, with all bills needing to be voted out of their original policy committees to move forward, with the exception of those needed to implement the state budget. ... Read More >>

WSHA to co-host repeat webinar on Ricky’s Law (HB 1713)

WSHA and the Department of Social and Health Services hosted a webinar January 30 about the new requirements under Ricky’s Law (HB 1713). For those who missed it, WSHA will host the same webinar from 12 – 1 p.m. ... Read More >>

After the first cutoff: Bills still alive

It was an exciting week leading up to Friday’s cutoff for bills to be voted out of their original policy committee. To make it easy, we’ve listed all of the major bills we’ve been tracking. ... Read More >>

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