HB 1612-S - DIGEST

Changes the name of the safe homes task force to the suicide-safer homes task force, changes the composition of the task force, and modifies its duties.

Creates the suicide-safer homes project within the department of health to accept private funds for use by the task force in developing and providing suicide education and prevention materials, training, and outreach programs to help create suicide-safer homes.

Requires a licensed dentist, a licensed dental hygienist, or a person holding a retired active license as a dentist or dental hygienist, to complete the one-time training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.

Requires the school of dentistry at the University of Washington to develop a curriculum on suicide assessment, treatment, and management for dental students and licensed dentists.

Exempts the following from background checks and other firearm-related requirements: A temporary transfer of possession of a firearm if: (1) The temporary transfer is intended to prevent suicide or self-inflicted great bodily harm;

(2) The temporary transfer lasts only as long as reasonably necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm; and

(3) The firearm is not used by the transferee for any purpose for the duration of the temporary transfer.

Creates the suicide-safer homes project account.

Makes an appropriation from the general fund to the suicide-safer homes project account.