Psilocybin Work Group

The 2022 Washington State Legislature directed the Health Care Authority (HCA) to create a work group to study whether to make psilocybin services available in Washington. A growing body of research suggests psilocybin may be effective in the treatment of some behavioral health conditions.

About the work group

The work group works to:

  • Review Oregon’s proposed rules for the regulation of psilocybin and assess the impact the adoption of similar laws and rules would have in our state, and identify areas where a different approach may be necessary or desirable.
  • Review Liquor and Cannabis Board systems and procedures to monitor manufacturing, testing, and tracking of cannabis to determine whether they are suitable for use with psilocybin.
  • Review the social opportunity program proposed in Senate Bill 5660 for the purpose of recommending improvements or enhancements to promote equitable access to legal psilocybin.
  • Review options to integrate licensed behavioral health professionals into the practice of psilocybin therapy where appropriate.
  • Deliver a preliminary report to the Governor and Legislature by December 1, 2022, and a final report by December 1, 2023.

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