Health Care Personnel Shortage Task Force
The goal of the Health Care Personnel Shortage Task Force is to address the severe current and projected shortages of health care personnel in Washington. The Task Force has 20 members, representing business, labor, education, and government.
The Task Force regularly updates a strategic plan. The plan outlines actions for the Legislature, state and local agencies, educators, labor, health care industry employers, and workers to take to close the gap. In 2003, the Legislature passed Engrossed Senate House Bill 1852 directing the Workforce Board to continue convening the Task Force, to monitor the state plan and report to the Legislature annually.
The Task Force holds public meetings at least twice a year to oversee progress on achieving the goals and strategies of the plan. Progress is tracked through outcome measures.