Referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on January 25, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Nicole Macri (Seattle) (D) on February 17, 2020
1. Provides that a health care entity cannot limit a health care provider's provision of information if the provider is acting within the provider's scope of practice, education, training, and experience, rather than within the provider's privileges at the health care entity.
2. Prohibits a health care entity from limiting a health care provider's provision of information about how a patient can access resources relevant to the patient's choice of care.
3. Prohibits a health care entity from discharging, demoting, suspending, disciplining, or otherwise discriminating against a health care provider who provides information in accordance with the act, rather than prohibiting a health care entity from penalizing, taking, or threatening to take adverse action against a health care provider who provides information in accordance with the act.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 17, 2020