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2021 Senate Bill 5229: Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals
Introduced by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on January 14, 2021
Referred to the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on January 14, 2021
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 5, 2021
Requires the rule-making authority for each health profession to adopt rules requiring health care professionals to complete health equity education training at least once every four year.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 8, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 17, 2021
A health care professional can opt out of health equity continuing education training and not be punished for doing so.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 17, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on February 17, 2021
Limits the maximum price that a continuing education course may cost.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 17, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on February 17, 2021
Requires the rule-making authority for each health profession subject to continuing education requirements to adopt health equity continuing education rules by January 1, 2024.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 17, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 17, 2021
Requires the Washington Medical Commission to review and approve health equity continuing education courses before a course is offered to physicians.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 17, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Wilson (Longview) (R) on February 17, 2021
Removes "other categories of identity" from the group of patients that a health care professional would care for.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 17, 2021
Received in the House on February 24, 2021
Referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on February 24, 2021

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