WSHA kicks-off 2020 virtual events

I am pleased to announce that WSHA’s first virtual conference was a huge success! On June 16, WSHA and UW Medicine hosted the Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference.... Read More >>

Protecting providers ability to provide information about care and treatment options to patients

WSHA released a bulletin about a new Washington Law that establishes protections for health care providers (broadly defined) to provide patients with medically accurate and comprehensive information and counseling, including treatment alternatives and community resources, as long as the provider is acting in good faith and consistent with the provider’s training and knowledge.... Read More >>

Catch up on changes to the Involuntary Treatment Act now

In case you missed it: WSHA has released several resources related to a new omnibus bill amending Washington’s involuntary treatment laws for adults and minors that went into effect on June 11, 2020.... Read More >>

New law codifies informed consent requirements regarding pelvic exams

WSHA released a bulletin on a new Washington law regarding providers’ obligation to obtain informed consent from patients before performing pelvic exams on unconscious or anesthetized patients.... Read More >>

Klickitat Valley Health launches additional injury reporting system

Paula Riley of Klickitat Valley Hospital, along with the HR department, recently took on the challenge to create and launch an online personal non work-related injury and illness reporting system.... Read More >>

Jefferson Healthcare staff steps up to manage respiratory fit testing

Due to updated COVID-19 safety procedures, the number of aerosolizing procedures utilized at Jefferson Healthcare skyrocketed causing the number of staff Members who need respirator fit testing to double.... Read More >>

Washington paid family medical leave update: Employees may bring claims directly  

Under SHB 2614, which went into effect on June 11, 2020, employees may now pursue a private right of action against employers for alleged violations of Washington’s Paid Family Medical Leave Act (WPFMLA).... Read More >>

Governor proclamation requiring accommodation of high-risk employees extended

Gov. Inslee has extended Proclamation 20-46 “High-Risk Employees—Workers’ Rights until at least Aug. 1.... Read More >>

The fundamentals of hospital-based telepsychiatry and best practices

Join us for a webinar on the fundamentals of hospital-based telepsychiatry and best practices for program implementation and ongoing success by Washington Hospital Service’s Industry Partner InSight + Regroup, the industry’s leading telepsychiatry organization, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m. PST.... Read More >>

New administrative policy for paid sick leave

Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries has published a new administrative policy pertaining to paid sick leave.... Read More >>

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