Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1/19. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on 1/29 at 10:00 a.m.

Legislative Session



In Progress



SB 6495 expands the extension for community healthcare outcomes program (Project ECHO). The University of Washington Medical School Extension For Community Healthcare Outcomes program shall report annually to the legislature beginning January 1, 2019.

The report must include a summary of: the number of primary care physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, and other heath care professionals who received training and consultation services through the program during the preceding year in the specialties of mental health care, diabetes treatment, tele-stroke care and chronic pain management, including opioid disorder treatment; and the number of continuing education hours that each profession could potentially accrue If continuing education credits are awarded for participation in the program.

 $2 million is appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 from the general fund to the University of Washington for the purposes of expanding Project ECHO.