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Washington State University OKs new medical school plan
By Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Washington State University's board of regents unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the “dire need” for more doctors in the state.
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Washington State University regents approve plan for new medical school
By Associated Press | September 15, 2014
Washington State University's board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the "dire need" for more doctors in the state.
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Washington state Supreme Court grants stay on psychiatric boarding ban
By Associated Press | September 06, 2014
The Washington state Supreme Court on Friday unanimously agreed to give the state more time to find beds in psychiatric hospitals for mentally ill patients who have been involuntarily committed because they were a danger to themselves or others.
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Providence Health will lift Catholic restrictions at new clinic
By Harris Meyer, Managing Editor | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Responding to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash., has agreed to modify provisions of its partnership agreement with Washington State University and lift restrictions on healthcare services that are contrary to Catholic religious doctrine at...
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Ruling could spur action to address psychiatric boarding crisis
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts hope the recent ruling by Washington state's Supreme Court prohibiting the holding of psychiatric patients in hospital emergency departments while they wait for admission to a certified mental-health facility will prompt policymakers nationwide to address this pervasive problem.
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Providence agrees to lift Catholic restrictions at new clinic
By Harris Meyer | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Responding to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Providence Health & Services has agreed to modify the provisions of a partnership agreement with Washington State University to lift restrictions on healthcare services that are contrary to Catholic religious doctrine at a new teaching...
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Wash. exchange plans double; average rates rise 1.9%
By Rachel Landen | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Consumers in Washington state will have more choices in health plans next year and at rates lower than initially proposed, according to information made public by the state's Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
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Medical marijuana laws tied to fewer drug overdose deaths
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
States that have enacted laws allowing for the medicinal use of marijuana have lower annual rates of drug overdose death than do states without such laws, according to a study.
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Washington governor works to ease mental health bed shortage
By Associated Press | August 23, 2014
Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric evaluation and treatment beds around the state, officials said Friday.
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Washington hospitals can't board psych patients in ER
By Beth Kutscher | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Starting this week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up. The change comes as a result of a state Supreme Court ruling.
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