|SB 5415 - DIGEST|
|(AS OF SENATE 2ND READING 3/13/19)|
Establishes the Washington Indian health improvement act.
Creates the governor's Indian health advisory council and directs the council to: (1) Adopt the biennial Indian health improvement advisory plan;
(2) Address policies or actions that have tribal implications that are not able to be resolved or addressed at the agency level; and
(3) Provide oversight of certain service organizations or entities to address their impacts on services to American Indians and Alaska Natives and relationships with Indian health care providers.
Creates the reinvestment committee of the council and requires the committee, with assistance from the state health care authority, the American Indian health commission for Washington state, and other member entities of the advisory council, to prepare a biennial Indian health improvement advisory plan.
Creates the Indian health improvement reinvestment account.