A bill to enhance health sciences training opportunities brought by student leaders at WSU Spokane cleared the state House of Representatives 95-0 late Monday afternoon.
House Bill 1726 now heads to the Senate.
Under current law, nursing, pharmacy and medical students taking basic vital signs at health fairs and other such events must be supervised by faculty from their specific discipline. That requirement can limit such opportunities when faculty supervisors can’t be scheduled.
The bill approved Monday would allow supervision for all students by a single faculty member from any one of the disciplines. It is being supported not only by students but WSU itself as well as the state Nurses Association.
Watch the video below to see the House Floor Debate on HB 1726: