State of Washington Senate Bill 6498

Authors: Senators Becker, Fain, Rivers, Brown, Bailey, and Warnick
Year: 2018
State: WA
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Administration - certification boards state health departments etc., CHW input in process, Competencies, General other, Legislative language bills etc., Role of state government, State input in process
Policy: General language around CHW WD, General other, Legislative language
Workforce Development: Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”)

The collaborative for the advancement of community health workers is created to enhance the understanding and use of community health workers. The collaborative shall be hosted and lead by the University of Washington and shall be comprised of one member from each of the two largest caucuses of the senate and the house of representatives, representatives from the department, one representative from the health care authority, one representative from the department of social and health services, three invited representatives from health and social service settings that may utilize community health workers, and three invited community health workers… the collaborative shall design the training and qualification requirements for community health workers…

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