23
Mar

HCA Will Implement SSB 6430

HCA Will Implement SSB 6430 (2016) as Scheduled As you are all aware, on March 9, 2017 the Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that it would not be able to implement the program to suspend, rather than terminate, medical assistance benefits for persons who are incarcerated by July 1, 2017.  Rather, they announced that they would be “pausing” the program, specifically

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17
Jan

Opioids: A Legislative Priority

Both the Senate Health Care and House Health Care & Wellness Committees are having work sessions on opioids this week. At a minimum the following agencies and associations will be presenting:  (1) Department of Health;(2) Health Care Authority; (3) Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute; and (4) East Asian Medicine Practitioners.  They will provide general background information on opioids, the availability of

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12
Jan

JLARC Votes to Adopt Report on Homeless Youth

JLARC Votes to Adopt Report on Homeless Youth The Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee Members voted to adopt a report on unaccompanies homeless youth this week. The Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) presented the results of its study on state-funded programs and services provided to unaccompanied homeless youth as directed by the Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection

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