Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1.15.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.22.20 at 1:30 p.m.. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken,  in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.31.2020. (updated 2.21.20)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Orwall

The Department of Health shall amend its rules on notifiable conditions to require health care providers, health care facilities, and schools to report suicide deaths, suicide attempts, and suspected suicides to their local health jurisdiction. 

The department shall expand the suicide-related data to focus on a more complete understanding of suicide risk factors. 

The Department of Health shall convene a work group on enhancing Washington's suicide alert and response system.