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Department of Health

RCW 43.70

The Department of Health works with its federal, tribal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. The programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make healthy choices, and ensure that the state is prepared to respond to emergencies.

Agency Mission

The Department of Health works with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state.
Request 1,302,872,000
Net change from current biennium 69,816,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 5.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
550,114,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 479,066,475 550,114,000 579,366,000
15,990,000 Drinking Water Assistance Account - Federal 17,185,620 15,990,000 16,979,000
186,257,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 163,507,849 186,257,000 183,884,000
3,248,000 Public Health Supplemental Account - Private/Local 2,493,664 3,248,000 3,670,000
149,285,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 117,957,735 149,285,000 164,466,000
347,000 Hospital Data Collection Account - State 257,053 347,000 362,000
132,578,000 Health Professions Account - State 123,104,176 132,578,000 152,936,000
623,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 615,000 623,000 633,000
9,872,000 Emer Med Ser/Trauma Care Sys Trust - State 9,209,436 9,872,000 10,091,000
5,667,000 Safe Drinking Water Account - State 6,934,000 5,667,000 6,063,000
1,836,000 Waterworks Operator Certification - State 1,606,000 1,836,000 1,990,000
371,000 Drinking Water Assistance Admin - State 610,000 371,000 1,228,000
168,000 Site Closure Account - State 101,877 168,000 183,000
1,968,000 Biotoxin Account - State 1,631,327 1,968,000 1,693,000
4,249,000 State Toxics Control Account - State 4,036,729 4,249,000 4,474,000
1,098,000 Medicaid Fraud Penalty Account - State 938,781 1,098,000 969,000
2,591,000 Medical Test Site Licensure Account - State 2,513,262 2,591,000 2,703,000
50,000 50,000 Suicide-safer Homes Project Account - State
3,363,000 Youth Tobacco/Vapor Prod Prev Acct - State 2,638,916 3,363,000 3,373,000
19,525,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 14,899,448 19,525,000 21,215,000
3,821,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 3,821,000 3,816,000
343,000 Accident Account - State 324,000 343,000 362,000
53,000 Medical Aid Account - State 51,654 53,000 54,000
1,093,417,000 50,000 Total Appropriated Funds 949,683,003 1,093,367,000 1,160,510,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(1,114,000) Nursing Resource Center Account - Nonappropriated 1,090,562 1,114,000 1,114,000
Ambulatory Surgical Facility Acct - Nonappropriated 500,243
(138,274,000) Universal Vaccine Purchase Account - Nonappropriated 127,524,821 138,274,000 140,928,000
(301,000) Temporary Worker Housing Account - Nonappropriated 85,608 301,000 320,000
State Agency Parking Account - Nonappropriated 23,143
Impaired Physician Account - Nonappropriated 3,358,066
(139,689,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 132,582,444 139,689,000 142,362,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
60,116,840 (377,160) Drinking Water Assistance Account - Federal 27,108,160 60,494,000 67,125,000
123,706,412 (93,588) Drinking Water Assistance Account - State 293,588 123,800,000 80,910,000
12,996,000 (100,000) State Building Construction Account - State 2,859,408 13,096,000 16,015,000
10,000,000 10,000,000 State Tax Bld Construction Account - State
206,819,252 9,429,252 Total Appropriated Funds 30,261,156 197,390,000 164,050,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 548,615,057 552,886,366 226,886,920 626,834,000 676,038,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
48,094,913 4.7% (299,134,095) (27.7%) 523,098,715 67.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,762.2 1,787.0 1,802.9 1,885.3 1,914.8