Status Summary

*From 2019 Session* By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status and placed on third reading by Rules Committee on 1.13.2020. Rules suspended and returned to second reading for amendment. Floor amendment adopted, rules suspended, and placed on Third Reading, which passed unanimously on 1.22.2020. IN THE HOUSE First reading in the House, referred to Education on 1.23.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Education on 2.13.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education on 2.25.2020; majority pass with amendment(s). Referred to Appropriations on 2.28.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session



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Sen. Becker

The University of Washington (UW), in collaboration with the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes project (Project ECHO), is directed to develop a training program for identifying students at risk for substance abuse, violence, or youth suicide in schools.

All certificated and classified employees at each school are required to be trained on this student risk assessment beginning in the 2021-22 school year.

The UW is required to seek grants, gifts, and donations to fund the development of training curriculum and reimbursement for health care services provided by psychiatrists and psychologists for the provision of teleconsultations to students.

Certain school staff are required to screen students for risk of substance abuse, violence, or youth suicide, if a student is identified to potentially be at risk.

School districts are required to, subject to consent, schedule one teleconsultation for students determined to be at risk, and a second teleconsultation if recommended by a psychiatrist or psychologist.