5077-S AMS CONW SUGA 016
SSB 5077 - S AMD 303
By Senators Conway, Darneille, Keiser
LAID ON TABLE 04/02/2015
On page 55, line 12, increase the General Fund-State Appropriation for FY 2017 by $2,090,000 and adjust the total appropriately.
On page 57, line 3, insert the following:
"(i) $2,212,000 of the general fund-state appropriation for fiscal year 2016 and $2,090,000 of the general fund-state appropriation for fiscal year 2017 are provided solely for safety improvements at the state hospitals in accordance with the implementation of a settlement agreement with the department of labor and industries. These amounts must be used to provide safety skills and related training for employees of the state psychiatric hospitals, including additional staffing necessary to provide patient care when staff are participating in training. These amounts must also be used for staff costs associated with investigation and root cause analysis of assaults that result in injuries and implementation of process improvement plans to prevent future injuries."
EFFECT: Provides funding in order to backfill staffing on the wards at the state hospitals while staff complete additional annual training hours and conduct root cause analysis on assaults that result in injuries and develop and coordinate implementation of process improvements plans.
FISCAL EFFECT: $4,302,000 General Fund-State
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