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2021 House Bill 1152: Supporting measures to create comprehensive public health districts
Introduced by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (Spokane) (D) on January 12, 2021
Referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on January 12, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 11, 2021
A work group is established to develop and recommend to the State Board of Health (State Board) a public health system to provide foundational public health services through local health jurisdictions, comprehensive health services districts, and the Department of Health (DOH)..
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 15, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 22, 2021
The Appropriations Committee recommended the addition of a provision, making sections of the act related to the establishment of the comprehensive health services districts null and void if sufficient funding for those provisions is not provided by June 30, 2022.
Amendment offered by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (Spokane) (D) on March 8, 2021
Limits the requirements that local boards of health include certain nonelected members on their boards of health to apply only to counties with a population under 800,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (Spokane) (D) on March 8, 2021
Requires the Foundational Public Health Services Steering Committee (Steering Committee) to identify and develop foundational public health services funding recommendations that promote new service delivery models, which the Public Health Advisory Board (Advisory Board) is authorized to approve.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick (Adams) (R) on March 8, 2021
(1) Removes underlying provisions related to: (a) Comprehensive health services districts, including the work group recommendations and State Board of Health (State Board) rule making related to establishing the comprehensive health services districts; and (b) Prohibiting material changes to a county's public health governance without State Board of Health approval. (2) Establishes four regional Comprehensive Public Health District Centers to coordinate shared public health services across local health jurisdictions and the State. (3) Establishes the Public Health Advisory Board within the Department of Health (DOH).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 10, 2021
Referred to the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on March 10, 2021
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 26, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 2, 2021

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