HEAL-WA Legislation

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Washington State Academy submitted a bill (SB 5206) that would provide dietitians online access to the UW Health Sciences Library.

That bill passed both Houses and was signed in to law on May 15th.  Several Washington State Academy members were in attendance for the signing.  The Department of Health will now write the rules that accompany this legislation.  We are being told that access to CDs and CNs will happen in January 2014.

L to R:  Scott Sigmon (our lobbyist), Terri Fox, Amy Myrtue Nelson, Governor Inslee, Brent Carney  

    You can link to a video clip of the signing here (minute 4:20 - 5:00)   

The Proposed Rule Making hearing is scheduled for September 12, 2013 at the Department of Health (Point Plaza East - Rooms 152/153, 310 Isreal Road SE, Tumwater, WA 98501).     The purpose is to hear testimony on the proposed $16 HEAL-WA surcharge. 

If you are interested in attending, contact the Washington State Academy Office.