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Concerning health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections (Keiser, Rivers, Carlyle)

AN ACT Relating to health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections; amending RCW 43.70.075; and adding a new section to chapter 7.71 RCW.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY 1ST SUBSTITUTE (Health & Long Term Care)
The substitute bill removes confidentiality protections for individuals who participate or cooperate in an investigation or administrative proceeding about a complaint of improper quality of care at a health care facility

HOUSE COMMITTEE (Judiciary) AMENDMENT:
Removes confidentiality protection for a whistleblower who does not participate or cooperate in an investigation or administrative proceeding in good faith, making the subsection consistent with other provisions in the bill.

Hearing Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- 8:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5998&Chamber=Senate&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)