April 24, 2013

On Monday, the Washington State Legislature passed legislation (Bill HB 1445) which provides separate recognition of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) within the state's Medicaid program. The bill passed in both the Senate (46 to 0) and the House (92 to 3) and has been forwarded to Governor Inslee for his signature. The signing is expected to take place in mid-May and the legislation will then take effect January 1, 2014.

This is the first CRT recognition bill to be passed at the State level. It provides a solid precedent to share as part of our Medicaid advocacy work in other states. It's also another positive step in establishing greater CRT awareness with policymakers and protecting access for people with disabilities.

Release Date: 24-Apr-2013