Overview of SB 5476
Presenter(s): Rep. Lauren Davis (D-Shoreline), Tony Walton (Health Care Authority)
Date: November 2021
In response to the State v. Blake decision earlier in 2021, the Washington State Legislature passed SB 5476 to address justice system responses to substance use and expand behavioral health prevention, treatment, and related services. This multi-part series will begin with an overview of SB 5476 and then provide ongoing updates to its various components.
In Part 1, presenters Rep. Lauren Davis and Tony Walton, Health Care Authority, discussed the main components and intentions behind the bill.
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