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HB 2826: Relating to Indian health care in Washington state

HB 2826 aims to improve and rectify unintended consequences of prior state policies and actions that have limited American Indian and Alaska Native populations access to health care that is part of the federal trust responsibility and to health care benefits provided by the state. 

The legislation establishes the Governor’s Indian Health Council to implement the national policy of Indian self-determination and to assure the highest possible health status for American Indian and Alaska Natives by providing the resources necessary.

2826 also creates the Indian health improvement reinvestment account in the state treasury to fund reducing health inequities for American Indians and Alaska Natives and to increase access to quality and culturally appropriate health care.

*Companion to SB 6472