The Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee took action late Monday on a series of bills to strengthen Washington's healthcare delivery system.
Among other proposals, this included a bill to address human trafficking by creating new standards within the reflexology profession, the Reproductive Parity Act and medical marijuana reform.
The following bills were passed by the committee:
-SB 6103 – Requiring registration of reflexologists. (Keiser)
-SB 6185 – Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy. (Hobbs)
-SB 6265 – Addressing the medical use of cannabis. (Kohl-Welles)
-SB 6526 – Concerning Medicaid cost containment. (Becker)
-SB 5247 – Determining health insurance rates by comparing premiums and benefits. (Conway)
-SB 6227 – Establishing a Medicaid fraud hotline. (Conway)
-SB 6270 – Providing that health care professional licensees may not be required to participate in any public or private third-party reimbursement program. (Becker)
-SB 6391 – Repealing the requirement for a study and report concerning direct practices that the office of the insurance commissioner must provide to the Legislature. (Keiser)
- SB 6429 – Promoting state employee wellness and productivity. (Conway)