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Wash. Rev. Code § 43.20.285

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Health impact reviews — Obtaining and allocating federal or private funding to implement chapter

The state board of health, with the assistance of the governor’s interagency coordinating council on health disparities and state agencies, shall complete a health impact review.  The board shall deliver a health impact review no more than ten days after the governor or legislative member request the information.  In order to maintain the quality and in order to operate within available resources, the state board may limit the number of health impact reviews that it produces.  The board may also deny a request if compliance would not be feasible.

Health impact reviews shall be public documents.  Reviews shall be based on available empirical information and professional assumptions available to the state board.  The review shall also consider direct impacts on health disparities as well as changes in social determinants of health.

The board and the department shall collaborate to obtain funding.  If the department receives funding, they shall allocate it to the board to implement its duties, and any funds left over shall lapse to the state general fund. 

Current as of June 2015