Health Care

Legislative Update: Feb. 16, 2018 Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are concluding the busiest week yet of the 2018 legislative session. Seven of the past eight days (including last Saturday morning) have been dedicated to “floor action.” This means being on the floor of the Senate chamber to debate and vote on bills. We had... Read More...
Legislative update: Feb. 7, 2018 Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are at the halfway point of this year’s 60-day legislative session. If you think there aren’t many bills introduced just because it’s a “short session” this year, think again!  So far this year, there have been nearly 2,000 new bills in the Legislature (994 in... Read More...
Sen. Short gives floor speech
Senate passes Short bill raising awareness of need for bone-marrow donors The Senate has unanimously approved a bill introduced by Sen. Shelly Short that seeks to increase awareness of the need for bone-marrow donors. Short’s legislation, Senate Bill 6155, would require the state Department of Licensing to provide each driver’s license or identicard applicant with written materials regarding bone-marrow donation. “This... Read More...
Jada Bascom testifies on SB 6155
Panel OKs Short bill raising awareness of need for bone-marrow donors The Senate Transportation Committee this week has approved a bill introduced by Sen. Shelly Short that seeks to increase awareness of the need for bone-marrow donors. Short’s legislation, Senate Bill 6155, would raise awareness by requiring the state Department of Licensing to provide each driver’s license or identicard applicant with... Read More...
Sen. Short testifies on SB 6155.
Short bill seeks to raise awareness of need for bone-marrow donors A Deer Park fifth-grader who survived cancer as an infant is the inspiration for a bill introduced in the 2018 legislative session by Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy. Short’s legislation, Senate Bill 6155, would increase awareness of the need for bone-marrow donors by requiring the state Department of Licensing to provide... Read More...
Bill to help rural areas deliver mental health services signed into law Legislation to help rural areas more efficiently and effectively deliver certain mental health and chemical dependency services to patients was signed into law recently by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 1727, sponsored by Reps. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax and Shelly Short, R-Addy, will allow nursing assistants to work for certain licensed... Read More...
Rep. Short’s bill to help pharmacies passes House unanimously ‘The subjective nature of the audits makes it difficult and extremely costly for pharmacies to prove their actions or intents with any real certainty,’ says Short   Legislation to make pharmaceutical audits more fair and equitable for pharmacies unanimously passed the state House of Representatives recently. Engrossed Substitute House Bill... Read More...