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WSHA Releases June 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its June 2019 update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. ... Read More >>

WSHA releases June 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its June 2019 update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage.... Read More >>

Draft CMS guidance on hospital co-location released, WSHA requests comments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released draft guidance on hospital co-location and shared service arrangements, available online. ... 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 >>

Raising awareness and increasing access to mental health services

As May and Mental Health Awareness Month come to a close, I am reflecting on all the efforts WSHA and Washington hospitals make to increase Washington residents’ access to mental health services, especially for the younger members of our communities.... Read More >>

Health Care Authority releases guidance on sharing SUD information

Washington State’s Health Care Authority has released guidance on Substance Use Disorder (SUD) information, Sharing Substance Use Disorder Information: A Guide for Washington State.... Read More >>

End of Legislative Session: Budget and Policy Results

The 2019 legislative session ended on April 28. Despite strong revenue indications prior to session, K-12 education funding changes and other prior budget commitments resulted in a challenging budget situation for legislators.... Read More >>

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