Department of Social and Health Services - Mental Health
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes
|Hospital Revenue Adjustment||0.0||3,034||(3,034)||0|
|Maintain Safe Secure Facilities||0.0||742||0||742|
|Decertification Revenue Adjustment||0.0||53,218||(53,218)||0|
|2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes Total||0.0||106,043||(58,284)||47,759|
2017-19 Maintenance Transfers Changes
|2017-19 Maintenance Transfers Changes Total||0.0||0||0||0|
|Total Maintenance Changes||0.0||106,043||(58,284)||47,759|
|2017-19 Maintenance Level||1,148.0||1,090,060||725,894||1,815,954|
2017-19 Policy Other Changes
|BHA Administration Support||3.2||893||0||893|
|ESH Office Relocation||0.0||296||0||296|
|State Hospital Operations||196.0||43,102||0||43,102|
|Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit||9.4||2,460||0||2,460|
|WSH Safety Response||10.7||3,551||0||3,551|
|Ross Lawsuit Compliance||6.7||1,797||0||1,797|
|Forensic Competency Restoration||0.0||1,282||0||1,282|
|Leased Facilities One-Time Costs||0.0||847||0||847|
|2017-19 Policy Other Changes Total||226.8||26,488||0||26,488|
|Total Policy Changes||226.8||26,488||0||26,488|
|2017-19 Policy Level||1,374.8||1,116,548||725,894||1,842,442|
A settlement agreement was reached in the Trueblood et. al v. DSHS lawsuit in August 2018 which proposes the suspension of fines beginning December 2018, provided the state maintains substantial compliance with the terms in the settlement agreement. The agreement was approved by the U.S. District Court - Western District on December 11, 2018. Appropriations are adjusted to reflect the suspension of fines beginning in December 2018.
Funding is provided to adequately staff the core business functions and processes of the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). This includes oversight of daily operations, tribal relations, policy development and analysis, and records management.
Funding is provided to relocate staff at Eastern State Hospital (ESH) from wards that are currently being renovated for forensic placements.
Funding is provided to maintain the current level of spending at the state psychiatric hospitals.
Funding is provided for a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to serve assaultive patients at Eastern State Hospital. The PICU will house high acuity patients for short-term stays with a transition back to a standard ward after stabilization. These patients will receive specialized patient care and treatment.
Funding is provided to implement a multi-faceted approach to reduce violence and increase patient and staff safety at Western State Hospital. A STAR and Step Up unit will open to serve up to 20 of the highest acuity patients with evidence-based best practices. Other initiatives include increased security and staff training and enclosed nurses stations.
As part of the settlement agreement in Ross v. Lashway, funding is provided to improve the quality and timeliness of treatment for patients found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Funding is increased to cover the cost of operating the Yakima Competency Restoration Program and the Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program. These two facilities provide 54 beds for the statewide forensic competency restoration system.
Funding is provided to integrate a scheduling, time, and leave system that will standardize and modernize staff management processes at Western State Hospital in Lakewood.
One-time relocation and project costs for leased facilities are provided.