HB 2793 - DIGEST

Creates the safe homes task force to raise public awareness and increase suicide prevention education among new partners who are in key positions to help reduce suicide.

Requires Forefront at the University of Washington school of social work to administer and staff the task force and convene the initial meeting of the task force.

Requires the department of health to develop and administer a safe homes project to provide financial incentives to firearms dealers to encourage participation in a program to implement suicide awareness and prevention strategies.

Provides a business and occupation tax credit for a licensed firearms dealer that is certified as a safe homes partner.

Requires the department of fish and wildlife to update the pamphlet to incorporate information on suicide awareness and prevention.

Requires a licensed pharmacist or a person holding a retired active pharmacist license to complete a one-time training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.

Requires the schools of pharmacy at the University of Washington and Washington State University to convene a work group to jointly develop a curriculum on suicide assessment, treatment, and management for pharmacy students.

Requires the department of health and the pharmacy quality assurance commission to jointly develop written materials on suicide awareness and prevention that pharmacies can post or distribute to customers.