Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1950 NO. 381 >

1. Section 7 of Initiative 178 transfers the legal responsibility for providing necessary medical care and health services to recipients of public assistance and medical indigents from the Department of Social Security to the State Department of Health.2. The Department of Social Security is not legally authorized to continue its agreement for medical care with the State Medical Bureau which was entered into under Initiative 172.