SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1082







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House February 27, 1991

  Yeas 91   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 19, 1991

  Yeas 46   Nays 0




President of the Senate












Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1082 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  




                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1082



                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Representatives Braddock, Moyer, Sprenkle and Orr).


Read first time January 30, 1991.  Allowing nondisclosure of trade information by the health care authority and state employees benefits board.

     AN ACT Relating to disclosure of information by the health care authority and state employees benefit board; and amending RCW 41.05.026.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 41.05.026 and 1990 c 222 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

     (1) When soliciting proposals for the purpose of awarding contracts for goods or services, the administrator shall, upon written request by the bidder, exempt from public inspection and copying such proprietary data, trade secrets, or other information contained in the bidder's proposal that relate to the bidder's unique methods of conducting business or of determining prices or premium rates to be charged for services under terms of the proposal.

     (2) Actuarial formulas, statistics, cost and utilization data, or other proprietary information submitted upon request of the administrator or board by a contracting insurer, health care service contractor, health maintenance organization, or vendor may be withheld at any time from public inspection when necessary to preserve trade secrets or prevent unfair competition.

     (3) The board may hold an executive session during any regular or special meeting to discuss information submitted in accordance with subsection (1) or (2) of this section.