Legislation: Washington

Status:
Type:
Bill
Date:
January, 2017

Introduced in January 2017, HB 1047 would "establish a safe and secure method for collection and disposal of medicines through a drug "take-back" program operated and funded by drug manufacturers."

Status:
Passed
Type:
Resolution
Date:
October, 2016

At its October 2016 annual meeting, the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) adopted a resolution supporting medication return programs:

RESOLVED, that the WSMA support legislation to create a convenient, safe, secure, environmentally sound and sustainable product stewardship program for the collection, transportation...
Status:
Passed
Type:
Ordinance
Date:
June, 2016

On June 14, 2016, the Board of Health of the Snohomish Health District adopted a pharmaceutical stewardship ordinance (PDF) to establish a convenient secure medicine return system for residents that:

  • Expands safe medicine...
Status:
Failed
Type:
Bill
Date:
January, 2015

Paint Stewardship legislation, House Bill 1571 and Senate Bill 5926, was introduced in January 2015 for the 2015-2016 session at the initiative of the paint industry American Coatings Association (ACA), similar to ...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
March, 2014

Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2246 (ESHB 2246) – Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights – amends the 2010 Washington Mercury-containing Lights Stewardship Law (70.275 RCW) and is a negotiated agreement between stakeholders that the...

Status:
Failed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2014

Paint Stewardship legislation, Senate Bill 5424 and House Bill 1579, was introduced in January 2013 for the 2013-2014 session at the initiative of the paint industry American Coatings Association (ACA). The bills would have...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
June, 2013

On June 20, 2013, the King County Board of Health took a significant step towards reducing preventable deaths from drug overdoses by passing a Rule & Regulation to create a drug take-back system for King County residents. The program promotes the safe disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and will be funded and operated by the drug manufacturers who produce the medications....

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