E2SHB 1593

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C 323 L 19

Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Establishing a behavioral health innovation and integration campus within the University of Washington school of medicine.

Sponsors: House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Chopp, Sullivan, Ormsby, Cody, Harris, Lovick, Jinkins, Kilduff, Riccelli, Pettigrew, Davis, Stonier, Macri, Robinson, Ortiz-Self, Frame, Senn, Slatter, Schmick, Chandler, Caldier, Tarleton, Appleton, Dolan, Thai, Shewmake, Valdez, Bergquist, Reeves, Goodman, Lekanoff and Pollet; by request of Office of the Governor).

House Committee on College & Workforce Development

House Committee on Capital Budget

House Committee on Appropriations

Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care

Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care

Senate Committee on Ways & Means


The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences provides training to medical students, a residency program for students specializing in psychiatry, and mental health services, consultations and telepsychiatry, and other services to patients and the community. It also offers inpatient psychiatric care services at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington (UW) Medical Center, as well as other locations. Harborview Medical Center has approximately 60 inpatient beds for voluntary and involuntary treatment of patients. The UW Medical Center has 14 inpatient beds for voluntary treatments and is a training site for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

The UW and City of Seattle have collaborated to form a major institution master plan that, among other things, identifies long-range plans for the development of the institution's property and establishes zoning rules applicable to the institution. The objective of the master plan is to balance the institution's needs and the community's needs.   A citizens advisory committee represents the community's interest in the formation of the master plan and in monitoring development after the plan is adopted. 


The Behavioral Health Innovation and Integration campus is created within the UWSOM. The campus must include inpatient treatment capacity and focus on inpatient and outpatient care for individuals with behavioral health needs, while training a behavioral health provider workforce. The workforce training must include an interdisciplinary curriculum and programs that support and encourage professionals to work in teams. The siting and design for the new campus should take into account local community needs and resources, with attention to diversity and cultural competence, a focus on training and supporting the next generation of health care providers, and close coordination with existing local and regional programs, clinics, and resources.

By December 1, 2019, the UWSOM must consult with collective bargaining representatives of the UW health system workforce and provide a report to the Office of Financial Management and the appropriate committees of the Legislature on a plan to develop and site a teaching facility that will provide inpatient care for up to 150 individuals receiving care under the Involuntary Treatment Act. The plan may also include:

For the purposes of siting and other land use planning and approval, work should be done within the existing major institution master plan, including the community advisory committee.

Votes on Final Passage:







(Senate amended)




(House concurred)


July 28, 2019