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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 435,000
Net change from current biennium (311,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (41.7%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
746,000 Death Investigations Account - State 388,331 746,000 435,000
746,000 Total Appropriated Funds 388,331 746,000 435,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 192,072 217,740 76,401 362,000 373,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
151,247 63.8% (94,190) (24.3%) 440,859 149.9%