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Senate passes Elson Floyd Med School bill

OLYMPIA -- The new medical school in Spokane would be named for Elson Floyd, the late Washington State University president who was its strongest champion, under a bill approved by the Senate today.

On a unanimous vote, the Senate agreed to amend the law it passed earlier this year that gives WSU the authority to operate a state-sponsored medical school. Prior to passing that law -- an effort Floyd led as it worked its way through both chambers -- only the University of Washington had the legal authority to offer physician education. 

If the bill is approved by the House and signed by the governor, the facility would be called the Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine.

Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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