Health Care Committee, Washington State Senate

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The Health Care Committee is a standing committee of the Washington State Senate.

Per Section V of the Senate Rules, committees of the Washington State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate and confirmed by the senate.[1] Committees are responsible considering measures referred to them in the interest of the state.[2] The deliberations of committees considering a vote on any bill, resolution, or memorial must be open to the public.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Permanent Rules of the Senate


The Senate Health Care Committee considers policy and financing issues relating to health care delivery and access across all populations, emerging public health issues, long-term care for all vulnerable populations, regulatory matters involving health professions and health care facilities. The committee also considers such topics as end-of-life, medical marijuana, emerging health-related technologies, and medical malpractice legislation.

(Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)[4][5]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Health Care Members, 2015
Democratic members (5)Republican members (8)
Dave Frockt, Ranking memberRandi Becker, Chair
Annette ClevelandBruce Dammeier, Vice-Chair
Steve ConwayJan Angel
Pramila JayapalBarbara Bailey
Karen KeiserMichael Baumgartner (Washington)
Sharon Brown (Washington)
Linda Evans Parlette
Ann Rivers


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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