|Passed by the House March 14, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 15, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1787 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 03/05/03.
AN ACT Relating to health and human services and information referral; adding a new chapter to Title 43 RCW; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
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(1) "Department" means the department of social and health services.
(2) "WIN 211" means the Washington information network 211, a 501(c)(3) corporation incorporated in the state of Washington.
(3) "Approved 211 service provider" means a public or nonprofit agency or organization designated by WIN 211 to provide 211 services.
(4) "211 service area" means an area of the state of Washington identified by WIN 211 as an area in which an approved 211 service provider will provide 211 services.
(5) "211" means the abbreviated dialing code assigned by the federal communications commission on July 21, 2000, for consumer access to community information and referral services.
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(1) The ability of the proposed 211 service provider to meet the national 211 standards recommended by the alliance of information and referral systems and adopted by the national 211 collaborative on May 5, 2000;
(2) The financial stability and health of the proposed 211 service provider;
(3) The community support for the proposed 211 service provider;
(4) The relationships with other information and referral services; and
(5) Such other criteria as WIN 211 deems appropriate.
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(2) Activities eligible for assistance from the 211 account include, but are not limited to:
(a) Creating a structure for a statewide 211 resources data base that will meet the alliance for information and referral systems standards for information and referral systems data bases and that will be integrated with local resources data bases maintained by approved 211 service providers;
(b) Developing a statewide resources data base for the 211 system;
(c) Maintaining public information available from state agencies, departments, and programs that provide health and human services for access by 211 service providers;
(d) Providing grants to approved 211 service providers for the design, development, and implementation of 211 for its 211 service area;
(e) Providing grants to approved 211 service providers to enable 211 service providers to provide 211 service on an ongoing basis; and
(f) Providing grants to approved 211 service providers to enable the provision of 211 services on a twenty-four-hour per day seven-day a week basis.
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constitute a new chapter in Title 43 RCW.