SB 6594 – Washington

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2020
Link: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6594&Year=2019&Initiative=false

Concerning health system transparency. To promote the public interest consistent with the purposes of chapter 492, Laws of 1993 as amended by chapter 267, Laws of 1995, the department shall ((continue to)) require ambulatory surgical facilities licensed under chapter 70.230 RCW and hospitals to submit ambulatory surgical facility and hospital financial and patient discharge information, which shall be collected, maintained, analyzed, and disseminated by the department. The department shall, if deemed cost-effective and efficient, contract with a private entity for any or all parts of data collection. “Health system” means an entity that is financially responsible for at least one hospital as well as other health care facility components and services that may be independent of any hospital or hospitals, including ambulatory surgical facilities, health clinics, urgent care clinics, health-related laboratories, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, dialysis facilities, ambulance services, behavioral health settings, and virtual care entities including, but not limited to, electronic applications and telehealth portals.

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