Washington
Community Benefits Plan/Implementation Strategy
Washington requires nonprofit hospitals to make community benefit plans and implementation strategies publically available.

Washington requires each federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt hospital to make widely available to the public, within one year of completing its community health needs assessment, its federally required implementation strategy. Either as part of the implementation strategy or separately, the hospital must explain why any recommendations for community benefit proposals identified in the hospital’s community health needs assessment through stakeholder consultation were not accepted. If data are available, the implementation strategy must be evidence-based; innovative programs and practices should be supported by evaluation measures. Wash. Rev. Code §70.41.470 (2012).