Staffing bill passage a major step forward in ensuring safe staffing

HB1714 ensures transparency and accountability for hospital nurse staffing plans The Washington State Nurses Association applauds the legislature for passing the Patient Safety Act today, addressing WSNA’s top issue of safe staffing. The bill creates greater transparency and accountability for nurse staffing plans and the work of nurse staffing committees in hospitals.

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrollment Exceeds 200,000

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that as of this April, more than 204,000 Washington Healthplanfinder customers have enrolled in a 2017 Qualified Health Plan during the most recent open enrollment period – a 23 percent jump over the previous year.

Legislative Session Week 14

In this week’s update: Staffing Bill Progresses, School Nurse Supervision Headed for Governor’s Desk & Outlook for Special Session

Legislative Session Week 13

In this week’s update: School Nurse Supervision Headed for Governor’s Desk, Staffing Bill Progresses, Public Health Policy Bill Dies & Budget Negotiations