Public Hospital District Resources
AWPHD has selected commonly requested resources for Leadership and Administrative business within your Washington Public Hospital District.
AWPHD Legal Manual
The goal of the manual is to provide administrators, commissioners, district staff and the general public a basic source of information about the legal requirements affecting Washington’s Public Hospital Districts.
Governing Legal Authority
The authority, powers, duties and limitations of a hospital district are set out in Chapter 70.44 RCW.
Open Public Meetings Act Training
Our partners at MRSC offer e-learning courses that help fulfill the Open Government Trainings Act requirements. After completing each training, make sure to download your certificate of completion for documentation purposes.
Managing Hospital District Records
Find public records retention schedules and other records management tips from the Washington Secretary of State.
Open Public Meetings Act Changes - HB 1329 Guidance
Legislature updates the Open Public Meetings Act. For a full summary, you may also visit MRSC’s blog.
PHD Board Actions - When Resolutions are Required
RCW 70.44.050 requires that the board's business be conducted by resolution or motion. This provision also requires that resolutions be adopted by most of the entire board of commissioners. Please note this list may not be complete and we will work on updating it as other statutory mandates become known.
New Weapons Law in Effect
In an effort to assist our members in complying with the recently enacted open carry of weapons prohibition we have developed a sign that meets the requirement for posting.
Familiarize yourself with common healthcare acronyms and their definitions.
Additional AWPHD Membership Resource
Ask Municipal Research Services Center
Public Hospital District staff and officials are eligible to use the free “Ask MRSC” inquiry service to get personalized answers from trusted attorneys, policy consultants and finance experts at MRSC. You must be a staff member at a public hospital district that is enrolled as a member of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts.