Legislative Committees

Health Care and Wellness

Washington House Committee

257A John L. O'Brien

Post Office Box 40600

Olympia, WA 98504-0600

Phone: 360-786-7160

Fax: 360-786-7018

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The House Health Care and Wellness Committee considers a broad range of issues relating to the provision of physical and mental health care services, long-term care, and strategies to promote better health. Health care service issues include the licensing and regulation of health care facilities and the credentialing of health care providers. The committee also regulates pharmacies and pharmaceutical drugs, and has oversight and regulatory responsibility for state and local public health programs. The committee also considers issues relating to the accessibility and affordability of health care in both the private health insurance market and public health programs such as Medicaid and the basic health plan.