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February 10, 2015 at 3:15 PM

WSU to lawmakers: medical school won’t face religious limits

Washington State University has offered written assurances to state lawmakers that training at its proposed medical school won’t be limited by partnerships with religiously affiliated hospitals. Such concerns, raised by Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, had briefly delayed a committee vote on a bill authorizing the medical school. Pollet said he worried WSU’s proposed school model, which will…

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February 6, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Worries about religious hospitals snag WSU medical-school bill

OLYMPIA — A  bill authorizing Washington State University to open its own medical school in Spokane has hit a snag following a Seattle legislator’s demand that the school promise to not limit its teaching based on the beliefs of religious-affiliated hospitals. The WSU proposal (House Bill 1559) has broad bipartisan support, with 65 co-sponsors. It…

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Comments | More in State government, State Legislature | Topics: medical school, Rep. Gerry Pollet, university of washington