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June 2021 Legislative Update

Greetings WAMFT Members!

The 2021 Legislative Session has now concluded, and we are happy to report that the following WAMFT priority bills were signed into law. Watch this video or read further for more info.

SB 5229 – Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals

  • Signed into law 5/12/21

HB 1196 – Concerning audio-only telemedicine

  • Signed into law 5/3/21

HB 1237 –Defining family resource centers

  • Signed into law 4/14/21

HB 1477 – Implementing the national 988 system to enhance and expand behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention services

  • Signed into law 5/13/21

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