Status Summary

Referred to the House College and Workforce Development Committee. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development on 2.5.19. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development on 2.8.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development on 2.20.19: 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Capital Budget on 2.22.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget on 2.25.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Capital Budget on 2.26.19; 1st substitute bill proposed by House Committee on College & Workforce Development; passed. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.27.19. Exec’d in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.28.19; 2nd substitute bill passed. Referred to Rules on 3.1.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.4.19. 2nd substitute bill substituted. Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Passed on Third Reading on 3.13.19. In the Senate: First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 3.18.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care and referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 3.18.19. Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 3.29.19; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 4.2.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.3.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.8.19; majority do pass with amendment(s). Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 4.9.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 4.15.19. Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 4.17.19. In the House: House concurred on Senate amendments; passed the bill, final passage on 4.24.19. Speaker signed on 4.25.19. In the Senate: President signed on 4.25.19. Other than legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 5.3.19. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Chopp

*Companion to SB 5516 *

Recognizes the need for services for individuals with behavioral health needs, as well as the shortage of behavioral health workers in WA state. Therefore, the legislature establishes that there is a need for a trained workforce that is experienced in fully integrated care and able to address a full range of needs, as well as a need to support rural and underserved communities around the state.

As a result, this act declares the intention to partner with the University of Washington (UW) to develop plans for the creation of the UW Behavioral Health Innovation & Integration campus in order to increase access to behavioral health services in WA.

The bill also specifies that planning for the teaching campus should include:

  • strengthening the psychiatry residency program to bring more psychiatrists into the state;
  • training other health care providers to work in teams that can address the physical, psychological, and social needs of individuals and families;
  • expanding the tele-psychiatry consultation program; and
  • providing capacity to provide inpatient care for up to 150 individuals.
  • Finally, this act would require the UW School of Medicine to report plans on development to the Office of Financial Management and appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1st, 2019.

Amendments:
Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

  1. Added provisions regarding siting the teaching hospital in cities with a population of 600,000 or more;
  2. Provided that the siting and design for the new campus should take into account local community needs and resources, with attention to diversity and cultural competence, and a focus on training;
  3. Required the UWSOM to consult with collective bargaining representatives of the UW health system workforce regarding plans to develop and site the teaching hospital;
  4. Added elements to what the plan may include; and
  5. Rearranged wording for clarity.

2nd substitute:

  • Removed the provision stating that for purposes of siting and other land use planning;
  • The teaching hospital is an allowable use and no local comprehensive plan or development regulation may preclude the siting in cities with a population of 600,000 or more;
  • A null and void clause is added, making the bill null and void if funding is not specifically provided in the omnibus appropriations act.

Senate (updated on 4.10.19):

The null and void clause was amended to clarify that the act is null and void if funding for the bill is not referenced in the omnibus capital appropriations act or omnibus operating appropriations act.