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Equity and Disparities in Washington

        The state of Washington has taken a number of steps to reduce health disparities.  Primarily, the state has established a “governor’s interagency coordinating council on health disparities,” that must develop a plan to eliminate health disparities related to many common diseases and health conditions.1  In addition, hospitals must work with American-Indian tribes and health organizations to collect American-Indian specific data and develop a statistic information system.2

 

Footnotes

  • 1. Wash. Rev. Code § 43.20.270; Wash. Rev. Code § 43.20.280
  • 2. Wash. Rev. Code § 43.70.052

 

Equity and Disparities in Washington

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Equity and Disparities Wash. Admin. Code § 246-455-020 Hospital Patient Discharge Reporting of UB-92/UB-04 Data Set Information For all hospital patient discharges, hospitals must collect and report...
Wash. Rev. Code § 43.20.270 Governor's interagency coordinating council on health disparities — Action plan — Statewide policy. Washington has created the Governor...
Wash. Rev. Code § 43.20.280 Action plan for eliminating health disparities — Council meetings — Reports to the legislature. The council must establish, by 2012, a...
Wash. Rev. Code § 43.20.285 Health impact reviews — Obtaining and allocating federal or private funding to implement chapter The state board of health, with the assistance...
Wash. Rev. Code § 71.36.025 Elements of a children's mental health system The department of social and health services and the evidence-based practice institute must, in...