Status Summary

First reading, referred to Appropriations on 1.14.21. 

(updated 4.30.21)

No change 4.30.21

 

 

 

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Caldier

HB1205 amends RCWs such that the department will provide payment for medical, dental, and behavioral health care for children in the custody of the department that is: (i) Not approved by the integrated managed health and behavioral health care program required for foster children under existing RCW, and (ii) Approved in writing by a department caseworker assigned to work with the child. 

HB1205 also amends RCWs so that whenever a child is ordered removed from their home, the agency charged with care may authorize an evaluation and treatment for the child's routine and necessary medical, dental, or mental health care, and all necessary emergency care. The department will provide payment for medical, dental, and behavioral health care for children in custody that is: (a) Not approved by the integrated managed health and behavioral health care program required for foster children and (b) Approved in writing by a department caseworker assigned to 24 work with the child.