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Concerning pediatric transitional care centers (Orwall, Hargrove, Sullivan)

See companion.

1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
The substitute bill removes references to the establishment of, application for, and the issuance of a pediatric transitional care center license and instead provides for pediatric transitional care services to be regulated by the DOH under current regulations for facilities for the treatment of chemically dependent and mentally ill persons. Establishments providing pediatric transitional care services are not considered a new DSHS category for the purposes of rulemaking. The substitute bill provides a definition for "trained caregiver" to mean a person trained by the establishment offering services to provide hands-on care to drug-exposed infants and requires trained caregivers to work under the supervision of a health care professional. The substitute bill changes the ages of children eligible for pediatric transitional care services from birth to 2 years of age to birth to 1 year of age. The substitute bill changes the date by which an establishment providing pediatric transitional care services must be operating under a license from the DOH from July 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019. The substitute bill allows facilities currently providing these services to be exempt from construction review by the DOH

Hearing Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 -- 8:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1491&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)