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Defining community health workers and their roles (Robinson, Riccelli, Pollet)

Provides a definition for "community health workers" and
explains their roles as recommended by the report from the
community health worker task force.

SUMMARY OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL
(1) Defines "community health worker" and the roles of community health workers. (2) Requires the Department of Health to begin implementing the recommendations of the Community Health Worker Task Force related to training and education by October 2018.

EFFECT OF 2ND SUBSTITUTE (Appropriations)
(1) Removes the provisions that describe the roles and activities of a community health worker. (2) Removes the requirement that the Department of Health (DOH) adopt rules defining the direct services that community health workers may provide. (3) Removes the provision that requires a public or private entity to conduct a background check for the community health workers that they employ. (4) Removes the requirement that the DOH implement the recommendations of the Community Health Workers Task Force related to training and education; the reporting requirement is also removed.

Hearing Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2436&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)