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Wash. Rev. Code § 43.20.280

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Action plan for eliminating health disparities — Council meetings — Reports to the legislature.

The council must establish, by 2012, a plan to eliminate health disparities. The plan must address disparities related to “diabetes, asthma, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, strokes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, chronic kidney disease, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), mental health, women's health issues, smoking cessation, oral disease, and immunization rates of children and senior citizens” as well as any other health issue identified by the council. The council will address these disparities “on an incremental basis” by selecting a maximum of five diseases or conditions to add to the plan upon each biannual revision. Priority will be established according to the prevalence of the health condition or disease and “the severity of the health disparity.”

The council must meet a minimum of two times per year and submit annual reports to the legislature through January 15, 2012. Subsequently, the council must report to the legislature every four years.

Current as of June 2015