Daily Legislative Report for Fri., April 16, 2021

Bills cover continuing education for health care professionals and mental health advance directives

Healthcare-related bills pass both houses, including those related to mental health advance directive laws and continuing education for health care professionals.
Troy Kirby for The JOLT
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The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature.

  • Senate lawmakers debated concurrence on House Amendments to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5370, updating the mental health advance directive laws for the state. Senators concurred with the state House Representatives, 46-2, moving the bill to the Governor’s office, for an opportunity to be signed into law.
  • Senators also concurred with the House Amendments to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5229, concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals, by a vote of 33-15, sending the legislation to the Governor’s office for an opportunity to be signed into law.

For more complete information on any legislation, including sponsors, a synopsis, and fiscal note, visit the Washington State Legislature’s bill information webpage.

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