Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division

Description: RDA provides technical support and maintenance to run DSHS Expedited Medical Determination Database (EMD).  This website  offers a limited subset of Client Registry data to authorized County and City Jails and Department of Corrections staff. In support of HB 1290 (2005).

Under HB 1290 (2005), offenders who received medical coupons prior to incarceration are able to be referred prior to release to re-instate their medical coverage, so that they can have medical coverage when they are released.  The correctional facility (DOC prison or county jail) needs to refer the offender to DSHS prior to release by looking them up through a free database available from DSHS, the Expedited Medical Determination database (EMD).  This database will tell the correctional facility if they've received medical coupons in the past.  If so, they can be referred to coordinators from the Economic Services Administration (ESA) in each geographic area that receives those referrals to process those benefits.

Contact: Becky Boutilier, Project Manager, telephone: 360.902-7869.