The Washington State House Health Care and Wellness Committee (WA House HCW) considers a broad range of issues relating to the provision of physical and behavioral health care services; long-term care; and strategies to promote better health. Health care service issues include the licensing and regulation of health care facilities and the credentialing of health care providers. The committee also regulates pharmacies and pharmaceutical drugs and has oversight and regulatory responsibility for state public health programs. The committee also considers issues relating to the accessibility and affordability of health care in both the private health insurance market and public health programs such as Medicaid and the state health exchange.
Washington State House Health Care and Wellness Committee
(WA House HCW)
Washington State House Health Care and Wellness Committee (WA House HCW)
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WA House HCW - Committee Meeting (February 10, 2021) - HB 1105 - Executive Session
The Health Care and Wellness Committee voted to recommend legislation which would extend arrest protections to all medical cannabis patients, not just those registered with the State.
WA House HCW - Committee Meeting (February 4, 2021) - HB 1105 - Public Hearing
A public hearing on a bill which would extend arrest protections to all medical cannabis patients received wholly positive testimony and addressed questions from committee members.
The Week Ahead (February 1, 2021)
Six new relevant bills were introduced in the past week and several were already scheduled to be heard on local authority, social equity, and a cannabis commodity commission.