EXECUTIVE ORDER 01-02
CREATING THE GOVERNOR'S HEALTH CARE SUBCABINET
AND RESCINDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 88-10
WHEREAS, Washington has been a national leader in health care policy and has been in the forefront of providing access to health care for individuals, families and children.
WHEREAS, we face renewed pressure on our health care system from rising health care costs, continuing access and affordability issues, and fiscal constraints.
WHEREAS, it is in the interests of our citizens that we reaffirm our commitment to the health care needs of the citizens of Washington and to the continuing development and implementation of sound health care policy and purchasing strategies.
WHEREAS, coordinating the efforts of state agencies responsible for developing and implementing various aspects of health policy will allow Washington to continue its progress toward our health policy goals of providing access to appropriate, cost effective, quality health care and public health care services to the citizens of Washington.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Gary Locke, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby create the Governor's Health Care Subcabinet and direct the following:
|IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the State of Washington to be Affixed at Olympia this 18th day of January A.D., Two thousand one.|
|BY THE GOVERNOR:|
|Secretary of State|