Telemedicine, emergency waivers, Certificate of Need waivers for psychiatric hospitals, worker benefits

This week WSHA will be addressing major legislation related to telemedicine, emergency waivers, Certificate of Need waivers for psychiatric hospitals and worker benefits... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Establishing health emergency labor standards, Qui Tam and more

The session is off to a quick start, and WSHA will be addressing the following major legislation this week.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Legislative session 2021 is now underway

Hearings and most voting will be held virtually this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic... Read More >>

Governor Inslee Releases His 2021-23 Operating Budget – New Revenue Used to Balance the Budget

The governor balanced the budget by maximizing savings, using some reserves, narrowing the “bad debt” tax loophole and introducing new revenue.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Final budget released

The budget includes an additional $1 billion in new revenue since the 2019-21 budget was released last year. Overall, the final budget is positive for health care and WSHA is pleased to see many of our priorities at least partially funded. ... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Status of high-priority bills after opposite chamber cutoff

WSHA is pleased with the results of policy bills this session. Nearly all of our major priorities have passed and many of the changes we requested in other bills have been adopted.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after fiscal committee cutoff in the opposite chamber

One big and new item will be how the Legislature appropriates funding for the coronavirus (COVID-19). WSHA strongly supports efforts to bolster public health response.... Read More >>

House and Senate release proposed supplemental budgets

We are pleased that both budgets are very positive for health care, though the Senate budget is more favorable for WSHA's top budget priorities.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after cutoff in chamber of origin

We are pleased to announce our high-priority bills are still in good shape as we advance to the next phase of this year’s legislative session — consideration in the opposite chamber.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after cutoff

The committee cutoffs have now passed, and WSHA's high-priority bills remain in good shape.... Read More >>

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