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Behavioral health and suicide preventionAnnual report. (Expires December 31, 2022.)

(1) Beginning June 1, 2019, and every June 1st thereafter until 2022, postsecondary institutions shall submit a report to the entity within the University of Washington school of social work specified under RCW 28B.20.510 for the purposes of establishing a baseline for behavioral health concerns and responses at the institutions of higher education.
(2) The annual report must include the following information as reported to the postsecondary institution, in compliance with the entity's established data collection requirements, and if an institution does not collect or have access to the information it must indicate this in the report:
(a) The awareness of students, faculty, and staff regarding behavioral health and suicide prevention resources;
(b) The institution's counselor-to-student ratio;
(c) The number of students referred to off-campus behavioral health providers;
(d) The number of students identifying emotional distress as reasons for withdrawal;
(e) The number of student suicide deaths;
(f) The number of student suicide attempts that result in hospitalization;
(g) Information about dissemination of material to students about behavioral health resources that are available on and off campus;
(h) Confirmation of campus plans for suicide recognition and referral training that identifies groups receiving the required training and which groups are recommended to receive training in the future;
(i) The entity or entities on campus responsible for the development and maintenance of the campus crisis plan that integrate policies for suicide identification, intervention, reentry, and postvention;
(j) The campus point person or persons responsible for the crisis plan; and
(k) Information about behavioral health services and supports available to veterans on campus.
(3) For purposes of this section, "postsecondary institutions" has the same meaning as that term is defined in RCW 28B.77.120.
(4) This section expires December 31, 2022.


IntentFindings2018 c 293: See note following RCW 28B.20.510.
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