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Inslee extends 26 emergency proclamations supporting long term care and behavior health facilities



- Olympia, WA


Gov. Jay Inslee issued a total of 26 emergency proclamation extensions, which were extended by the Legislature on Jan. 15 with the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402.


The proclamations cover a broad range of statutory waivers that support state and local services during the COVID pandemic, including those necessary to support long term care and behavioral health facilities, to provide access to government, to provide relief from tax penalties and fees, and to protect federal stimulus payments from collection for consumer debt.


These emergency orders are effective throughout the state of emergency, unless rescinded by the governor or the Legislature, whichever occurs first.

The extended proclamations are as follows:

  • 20-15.11: Department of Licensing (20-15.10)

  • 20-20.11: Department of Revenue - Relief from Penalties, Fees, Interest, Due Dates (20-20.10)

  • 20-23.14: Ratepayer Assistance and Preservation of Essential Services (20-23.13)

  • 20-28.15: Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act (20-28.14)

  • 20-30.11: Unemployment Benefit – Job Search Requirement (20-30.10)

  • 20-31.11: Division of Child, Youth, and Families – Child Care and Background Checks (20-31.10)

  • 20-32.11: Department of Health– Health Care Workers (20-32.10)

  • 20-36.10: Department of Health– Health Care Facilities and Hand Sanitizer (20-36.9)

  • 20-41.12: Department of Licensing – License and Permit Renewal Extension (20-41.11)

  • 20-43.10: Office of Financial Management, State Human Resources Division – Annual Leave and Pay Procedures (20-43.9)

  • 20-44.10: Nursing Home Transfer or Discharge for COVID-19 Cohorting Purposes (20-44.9)

  • 20-45.10: Protection Orders and Personal Service (20-45.9)

  • 20-48.10: Department of Licensing – CDL Health Certificates and Other Requirements (20-48.9)

  • 20-49.13: Garnishments and Accrual of Interest (20-49.12)

  • 20-51.11: Community Associations Meetings and Late Fees (20-51.10)

  • 20-52.10: Statewide Orders Relating to Long-Term Care (20-52.9)

  • 20-56.8: Tribal Fuel Tax Refund Restrictions (20-56.7)

  • 20-59.8: Temporary Licensing - Dental and Pharmacy Graduates (20-59.7)

  • 20-64.5: Public Records Act – Contact Tracing -- Personal Information (20-64.4)

  • 20-65.5: Long Term Care – Workers, Facilities, and Resources (20-65.4)

  • 20-66.5: Long-Term Care – Operations and Visitation (20-66.4)

  • 20-69.4: Residency for Tuition Waivers (20-69.3)

  • 20-74.3: Behavioral Health Association, Children’s Long-Term Inpatient Program and Residential Treatment Facilities – Operations and Visitation (20-74.2)

  • 20-79.1: Employment Security Department– Lump Sum Retirement Benefits (20-79)

  • 20-82.1: Delaying Implementation of RCW 70A.530.020 - Single-Use Plastic Bags (20-82)

  • 20-84.1: Delaying Repeal of RCW 26.10 (20-84)

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