Tag: Department of Health

18
Feb

On-site Sewage Systems & Unfunded Mandates

On-site sewage systems (OSS) remains an important public health topic in practice and also in policy and the legislature. Each session, there are several bills posted addressing OSS from all different perspectives.  This past week, an OSS bill from the last session made a reappearance. HB 1476 (Peterson) passed the House floor and was referred to Energy, Environment, and Technology

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21
Jan

Week 3 Public Health Update

The second week of session was full of activity on opiates. The Governor held a news briefing on Monday, outlining his strategy and legislation (HB 2489 and SB 6150) for addressing the opiate crisis. His proposal has similarities to the Attorney General but provides additional emphasis on treatment and prevention strategies. WSALPHO, like other healthcare and public health agencies, supports

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15
Jan

Week 2 – Land Use & Environment Bills

HB 1987- Affordable Housing Prevents counties from restricting the density of affordable housing development on property owned by a religious organization under certain conditions. This would require Counties to allow the density of the affordable housing development on religious owned properties to exceed density limits by two times the maximum density requirement of other structures. HB 2607 – UGA’s and

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12
Jan

Public Health Week 1 Recap

The first week of session was full of public health activity. On Tuesday, WSALPHO Managing Director Jaime Bodden and Secretary of Health John Weisman spoke on federal public health funding issues and foundational public health services at the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee.  The presentation focused on probable cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Funds and the impacts

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