Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee

435 J.A. Cherberg Bldg., P.O. Box 40466, Olympia, WA 98504-0466
Committee Hearings & Bill Information:  (360) 786-7456
Legislative Hotline Operators: 1-800-562-6000

The Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee considers issues relating to health care services, long-term care, and developmental disabilities.  The committee has oversight of the licensing and regulation of health care facilities and professions as well as pharmacies and pharmaceutical drugs, including medical marijuana.  The committee deals with the financing of public and private healthcare including private insurance and programs such as Medicaid and the Basic Health Plan, as well as public health issues.

(Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)

Committee Meeting Documents/Electronic Bill Book (EBB)


Copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, or striking amendments scheduled for public hearings:

​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5990
1/15/18
​Enacting the uniform emergency volunteer health practitioners act. SB 5990
​Public Hearing​Proposed Substitute​PSSB 5586
1/16/18
​Addressing prescription drug cost transparency. SB 5586
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5995
1/16/18
​Protecting consumers and purchasers from excessive increases in generic prescription drug prices. SB 5995
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6219
1/16/18
​Concerning health plan coverage of reproductive health care. SB 6219
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5984
1/18/18
​Concerning access to health care for all state residents with apple health on the health benefit exchange. SB 5984
​Public HearingProposed SubstitutePSSB 6105
1/22/18
​Enacting the reproductive health access for all act. SB 6105
​Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 6026
1/22/18
​Prohibiting health carriers and pharmacy benefit managers from using contracts to prevent pharmacists from telling their customers about cheaper ways to buy prescription drugs. SB 6026

Reports and Publications

Recent Reports and Publications

Archived Reports and Publications


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