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Forensic Investigations Council

RCW 43.103

The Washington State Forensic Investigations Council is responsible for overseeing the state toxicology laboratory, the Washington State Patrol crime laboratory, and the death investigations system in the state. The council controls the toxicology laboratory's operation. The council approves the budget for the Washington State Patrol crime laboratory prior to formal submittal to the Office of Financial Management. The council facilitates the provision of resources necessary for the performance of autopsies by qualified pathologists. These autopsies are essential to the criminal justice and death investigation systems of this state and its counties. The council facilitates the development of relevant death investigation and sudden childhood death training for county coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement officers, and other first responders.

Agency Mission

To improve public safety and health, the Washington State Forensic Investigations Council preserves and enhances the quality of death investigation and criminal justice forensic services.
Request 692,000
Net change from current biennium 59,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 9.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
633,000 Death Investigations Account - State 237,084 633,000 692,000
633,000 Total Appropriated Funds 237,084 633,000 692,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 127,501 196,259 7,526 347,000 345,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
24,853 11.7% (33,300) (14.0%) 488,215 239.6%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years