Washington Second Substitute Senate Bill 5732


State Policies & Initiatives: 
“AN ACT Relating to improving behavioral health services provided to adults in Washington state…” 
Some of the significant policy changes include: “Beginning May 1, 2014, the legislature shall convene a task force to examine reform of the adult behavioral health system, with voting members as provided in this subsection;… The systems responsible for financing, administration, and delivery of publicly funded mental health and chemical dependency services to adults must be designed and administered to achieve improved outcomes for adult clients served by those systems…” one of which is “increased participation in employment and education;…” [and] The department and the health care authority must implement a strategy for the improvement of the adult behavioral health system,” among others.
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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