In May of 2007 the Washington Legislature passed SB 5930 providing for the creation of a new Strategic Health Planning Office in the Office of Financial Management (OFM).  The purpose of this office is to establish health planning policies and goals that relate to the regional availability of health care facilities and services, quality of care, and cost of care. 
On January 29, 2010,  OFM released its draft Health Resources Strategy Report.  OFM will be accepting comments through February 5, 2010.