FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2023
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OLYMPIA – Two of Sen. Annette Cleveland’s (D-Vancouver) priority patient-care bills were signed into law on Thursday.
Senate Bill 5121 renews the tenure of the Joint Select Committee on Health Care and updates the committee’s responsibilities to include behavioral health oversight. This committee’s work ensures that various healthcare agencies are working together to increase the quality of services, integrate care, and reduce costs to consumers and patients.
Senate Bill 5122 extends the ambulance transport quality assurance fee program to ensure communities in our state can retain these critical emergency services.
“Ensuring Washingtonians have access to care and quality health care services is one of my top priorities,” Sen. Cleveland said. “Marshalling these bills through to final passage and seeing them signed into law continues our efforts to prioritize patients and continue both the work and the programs that make sure they have access to the care they need.”