SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2993






                        52nd Legislature

                      1992 Regular Session

Passed by the House March 6, 1992

  Yeas 96   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate March 10, 1992

  Yeas 44   Nays 1



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 2993 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




President of the Senate

                               Chief Clerk



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.





Governor of the State of Washington

                        Secretary of State

                       State of Washington



                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2993



                     Passed Legislature - 1992 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Orr, Locke, Inslee, Spanel, Rayburn, Roland and Rasmussen)


Read first time 02/26/92.  Creating the rural health access account.

     AN ACT Relating to establishing a rural health access account; and adding a new section to chapter 43.70 RCW.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 43.70 RCW to read as follows:

     The rural health access account is created in the custody of the state treasurer.  The account may receive moneys through gift, grant, or donation to the state for the purposes of the account.  Expenditures from the account may be used only for rural health programs including, but not limited to, those authorized in chapters 70.175 and 70.180 RCW, the health professional and loan repayment programs authorized in chapter 28B.115 RCW, and to make grants to small or rural hospitals, or rural public hospital districts, for the purpose of developing viable, integrated rural health systems.  Only the secretary of health or the secretary's designee may authorize expenditures from the account.  No appropriation is required for an expenditure from the account.  Any residue in the account shall accumulate in the account and shall not revert to the general fund at the end of the biennium.  Costs incurred by the department in administering the account shall be paid from the account.