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2021 Senate Bill 5228: Addressing disproportionate health outcomes by building a foundation of equity in medical training
Introduced by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on January 14, 2021
Referred to the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee on January 14, 2021
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 4, 2021
•Requires public medical schools to develop health equity curriculum for medical students. • Requires public medical school students to complete a course, or courses, on health equity prior to graduating.
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 5, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 22, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Sharon Brown (Kennewick) (R) on February 26, 2021
Removes the requirement that each public medical school develop a goal focused on increasing the number of underrepresented students at each school of medicine, guided by the state of Washington's need for physicians from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and each school's predominant equity goals and reporting progress on that goal.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 26, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on February 26, 2021
Removes the requirement that public medical schools develop a goal focused on increasing the number of underrepresented students at each school of medicine, guided by the state of Washington's need for physicians from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and each school's predominant equity goals and reporting progress on that goal.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 26, 2021
Received in the House on March 2, 2021
Referred to the House College & Workforce Development Committee on March 2, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 18, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 16, 2021

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