Status Summary

Heard in Senate Human Services/Mental Health on Feb 15th, but was not voted on by the committee.

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Saldaña

 

SB 5818 amends current statute to allow survivors of human trafficking, and qualified family members, who have filed or are preparing to file a T or U visa to be eligible for the Food Assistance Program, Washington State Family Assistance, and Medical Care Services, provided that they otherwise meet the program eligibility requirements. The bill also requires the Health Care Authority to: (1) Add the medical care services enrollees into the apple health for kids, with the same benefits and services provided to Medicaid apple health for kids enrollees; and (2) Coordinate with the department, food assistance programs for legal immigrants, state family assistance programs, and refugee cash assistance.