Washington’s L&I releases formal proposal to revise overtime employment rules

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise members of rulemaking about overtime pay eligibility by Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). ... Read More >>

Effective July 28, 2019: Changes to State Law on Medical Decision Making

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals about recent changes to state law on medical decision making.... Read More >>

Effective July 28, 2019, laws governing access to and delivery of behavioral health services for adolescents have been expanded

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you of several law changes relating to behavioral health services for adolescents, who are minors aged 13-17.... Read More >>

Effective July 28, 2019: Changes to State Law on Consumer and Medical Debt with Charity Care Implications

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals and health systems about recent changes to state law governing consumer debt, including medical debt. ... Read More >>

House Bill 1065, Protecting consumers from charges for out-of-network health care services

This bulletin is to inform hospitals regarding House Bill 1065 and help prepare for new requirements effective January 1, 2020. ... Read More >>

New Requirements for Uninterrupted Meal and Rest Breaks and Hospital Staffing Policies for Nurses, Technicians, and Technologists

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals and health systems about House Bill 1155, otherwise known as the “breaks bill” or “nurse staffing” legislation. ... Read More >>

Changes to Wrongful Death Laws

The Washington State Legislature recently enacted SSB 5163, which broadly expands both the categories of people who can sue for wrongful death and the types of damages they may recover. ... Read More >>

Public Option Health Plans (Cascade Care) on the Health Benefit Exchange

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals and health systems about Senate Bill 5526, the newly enacted public option health insurance plan, also known as Cascade Care.... Read More >>

New Requirements to Retain Unreported Sexual Assault Kits: Effective Immediately

The purpose of this bulletin is to alert all hospitals providing sexual assault evidence kit collection that there is a temporary moratorium on destruction of unreported sexual assault kits. ... Read More >>

Effective July 28, 2019, changes to Whistleblower Protections and Peer Review Law

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you of an expansion of the state’s whistleblower law.... Read More >>

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