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 >>

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 >>

New Law Prohibiting Pelvic Exams on Patients Under Anesthesia or Who Are Unconscious

This bulletin contains information for providers about a new state law that prohibits health care providers from performing or from authorizing students to perform pelvic exams on patients who are under anesthesia or unconscious without the patient’s informed consent. ... Read More >>

New Law Protects Health Care Providers Giving Patients Appropriate, Accurate Information Care and Treatment Options

The purpose of this bulletin is to alert hospitals and health care systems about changes in law related to ESHB 1608, effective June 11, 2020.... Read More >>

HHS announces additional funding for hospitals and Medicaid providers

The U.S. Department of Health and Services (HHS) has announced an additional $10 billion in funding for hospitals with the greatest burden of caring for those with COVID-19.... Read More >>

2020 PAC campaign kicks off with new goals and a new name

Elections and campaigns must go on – even in a pandemic. Endorsed by the WSHA Board of Trustees, we have officially launched our annual PAC campaign, with a goal of raising $435,000.... Read More >>

Violence prevention training requirements during COVID

Addressing workplace violence is a priority for hospitals to ensure the best care setting for patients and work environment for staff and providers.... Read More >>

Second Substitute Senate Bill 5601 Health Care Benefit Managers

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform members of changes contained in Second Substitute Senate Bill 5601 (2SSB 5601). The bill: • Defines health care benefit managers and requires them to register and be regulated by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). ... Read More >>

Bulletin: Changes to Physician Assistant Practice Laws effective 2021 and 2022

WSHA has released a bulletin on the changes to the physician assistant practice laws that take effect in 2021 and 2022.... Read More >>

Telemedicine payment parity for commercial plans extended through June 17

On May 29, the Democratic and Republican leadership of the House and Senate (“the four corners”) extended Gov. Inslee’s proclamation addressing telemedicine payment parity.... Read More >>

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