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Representative Tom Campbell
Photo from Representative Campbell’s official website

Congratulations are in order for Rep, Tom Campbell’s appointment as Chair of the prestigious Environmental Health Committee in our State Capital.
“The Select Committee on Environmental Health considers issues relating to environmental risks potentially affecting human health. Such issues include environmental toxics (PBDE, lead, mercury, arsenic), mold, air pollutants, solid and hazardous waste, contaminated sediments, and food and drinking water safety,” quoting Rep. Campbell’s site.

Mr. Campbell also serves on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, which “considers a broad range of issues relating to the provision of physical and mental health care services and strategies to promote better health. Health care service issues include the licensing and regulation of health care facilities (such as hospitals, trauma care centers, and long-term care facilities) and the credentialing of health care providers (such as doctors, nurses, chiropractors, and mental health professionals).”

He also serves on House Transportation Committee, which “considers the transportation budget, revenue sources for transportation funding, and issues relating to transportation policy and transportation agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol.”

We appreciate Rep. Campbell’s support of his constituents in Legislative District 2.

The Olympian states:
Campbell was right
“When it comes to credentialing, the state should set minimum standards for education, supervised training, examinations and experience. Then they should hold applicants against those minimum standards. Individuals who are completing education requirements or are getting supervised instruction should be issued temporary credentials…

A bill to that effect was introduced by Rep. Tom Campbell, R-Roy, this year but died before coming to a final vote thanks to strong lobbying efforts by professional organizations such as the Washington Medical Association. This audit shows that Campbell was right.”

Posted by Steve on September 21, 2007 at 6:03 am | Permalink

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