EMS and Trauma Care Steering Committee appoints Dr. Peter Rutherford

Confluence Health CEO and WSHA Past-Chair Dr. Peter Rutherford has been appointed to the Washington State EMS and Trauma Care Steering Committee.... Read More >>

WSHA bulletin on new data requirements for revised Notifiable Conditions regulations

WSHA sent a bulletin to members alerting that updates to Washington State’s Notifiable Conditions regulations in chapter 246-101 WAC are set to take effect Jan. 31, 2022.... Read More >>

Statewide Behavioral Health Ombuds Coming in 2022

This bulletin provides hospitals with information on an upcoming change to behavioral health ombuds services, with implications for hospitals providing mental health, substance use disorder, and co-occurring disorder-related treatment services (referred to as “behavioral health”).... Read More >>

Beginning January 31, 2022 – New Data Requirements for Revised Notifiable Conditions Regulations

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals about revisions to Washington State’s Notifiable Conditions regulations in chapter 246-101 WAC that take effect January 31, 2022. ... Read More >>

Join us to learn everything you need to know about charity care

Register now for “Charity Care 101,” presented by the WSHA General Counsel Taya Briley, Policy Director Cara Helmer and Associate General Counsel Zosia Stanley from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7... Read More >>

WSHA bulletin on Jan. 1, 2022, requirement for EDs, behavioral health settings to provide opioid reversal medications

WSHA sent a bulletin to members Sept. 23 on Senate Bill 5195, which is a new law requiring hospital emergency departments and many behavioral health settings – such as inpatient psychiatric units and psychiatric hospitals – to dispense or distribute opioid overdose reversal medication to patients at risk of an opioid overdose for individual use after discharge... Read More >>

New telehealth guide for Critical Access Hospitals

The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center and National Rural Health Resource Center recently released the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Telehealth Guide... Read More >>

WMC takes public action against COVID-19 misinformation

On Sept. 22, the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) voted during a special meeting of commissioners to unanimously adopt a COVID-19 Misinformation Position Statement... Read More >>

Rulemaking for Mandatory Hospital Participation in Public Option Plans

As WSHA previously reported, Senate Bill 5377 enacted during the 2021 legislative session made key modifications to public option health plans (also known as “Cascade Select”). ... Read More >>

HHS Provides Additional Information on $25.5 Billion in COVID Relief Funding: Application Portal Opens September 29

The US. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided more information related to applying for the $17 billion in Phase 4 Provider Relief Funding and $8.5 in ARPA Rural Funding. ... Read More >>

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