2021 Session Review: Behavioral HealthSession review
Health Care Human Services
The nation is facing a behavioral health (i.e. mental health & substance abuse) professional shortage and Washington is no exception. Despite drastically increased investments in recent years, Washington’s need for behavioral-health services far outpaces its supply. To make matters worse, the Department of Health recognizes the behavioral health impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions are causing a surge in behavioral health symptoms across the state.
HB 1007 (2021-22) HB 1063 (2021-22) HB 1311 (2021-22) HB 1314 (2021-22) HB 1477 (2021-22) HB 1504 (2021-22) SB 5074 (2021-22) SB 5195 (2021-22) SB 5293 (2021-22) SB 5476 (2021-22)
988 crisis line Behavioral health Capital budget Degrees and credentials Hospitals Involuntary commitment Mental health Military/veteran affairs Operating budget Opioid overdose reversal medication Sentencing Social worker State v. Blake Substance abuse Substance use disorder (SUD) Suicide prevention Trueblood