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Mental Health - Dept of Social and Health Services

RCW 10.77, 71.05, .24, .34, 72.23

The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) administers programs designed to provide evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation services for children and adults with severe and persistent mental illness and serious emotional disturbance. This includes adults in need of a hospital level of care, residential mental health treatment for children and forensic mental health evaluation and competency services. The administration operates three state psychiatric hospitals in Washington State—Western State Hospital, Eastern State Hospital, and Child Study and Treatment Center. These institutions provide long term acute psychiatric care for people in the civil involuntary treatment system; and evaluation and restoration services for people with mental illness who have been charged with a crime or found not guilty by reason of insanity. State psychiatric hospitals are a critical part of the continuum of mental health services. Their goal is to provide high quality treatment in a safe environment, for both patients and staff. Their performance is monitored through strategic objectives related to clinical services and staff and patient safety. The administration is partnering with the Healthcare Authority and the Department of Social and Health Services’ Aging and Long Term Services Administration to develop community resources to fully support individuals who are transitioning out of long term inpatient stays in state hospitals and reduce recidivism. In order to expand services to meet the demands for forensic in-patient competency restoration services, the Administration also operates three residential treatment facilities; one in Yakima, one in Thurston County, and one in Pierce County (on the campus of Western State Hospital).

Agency Mission

To transform lives through dedication to the wellness of individuals, their families and the community through behavioral health intervention, treatment, and education.
Request 980,878,000
Net change from current biennium 260,493,857 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 36.2% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 57,172,163 59,968,929 6,825,387 59,828,000 59,240,000
General Fund - Private/Local 16,570,318 12,547,549 2,245,959 11,685,000 10,943,000
General Fund - State 378,534,696 416,794,641 201,186,132 437,212,000 401,970,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 16,650,000 16,650,000 4,162,500
State Agency Office Relocation Pool Account - Nonappropriated 3,047
Annual Total 468,927,177 505,964,166 214,419,977 508,725,000 472,153,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(519,678,086) (22.5%) (1,067,881,061) (59.7%) 260,493,857 36.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 3,910.5 4,082.7 4,060.3 4,164.0 3,838.4