Washington State Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee
(WA Senate HLTC)

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The Washington State Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee (WA Senate HLTC) considers issues relating to health care services, long-term care, and developmental disabilities.  The committee has oversight of the licensing and regulation of health care facilities and professions as well as pharmacies and pharmaceutical drugs.  The committee deals with the financing of healthcare including private insurance and programs such as Medicaid and public employee benefits, as well as public health issues.  The committee also considers behavioral health matters including mental health treatment, involuntary treatment, and children's mental health.