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RCW 70.48.475

Release of offender or defendant subject to a discharge review—Required notifications. (Effective until April 1, 2018.)

(1) A person having charge of a jail, or that person's designee, shall notify the *county designated mental health professional or the designated chemical dependency specialist seventy-two hours prior to the release to the community of an offender or defendant who was subject to a discharge review under RCW 71.05.232. If the person having charge of the jail does not receive seventy-two hours notice of the release, the notification to the *county designated mental health professional or the designated chemical dependency specialist shall be made as soon as reasonably possible, but not later than the actual release to the community of the defendant or offender.
(2) When a person having charge of a jail, or that person's designee, releases an offender or defendant who was the subject of a discharge review under RCW 71.05.232, the person having charge of a jail, or that person's designee, shall notify the state hospital from which the offender or defendant was released.
NOTES:
*Reviser's note: The term "county designated mental health professional" as defined in RCW 71.05.020 was changed to "designated mental health professional" by 2005 c 504 § 104.
SeverabilityEffective dates2004 c 166: See notes following RCW 71.05.040.

RCW 70.48.475

Release of offender or defendant subject to a discharge review—Required notifications. (Effective April 1, 2018.)

(1) A person having charge of a jail, or that person's designee, shall notify the designated crisis responder seventy-two hours prior to the release to the community of an offender or defendant who was subject to a discharge review under RCW 71.05.232. If the person having charge of the jail does not receive seventy-two hours notice of the release, the notification to the designated crisis responder shall be made as soon as reasonably possible, but not later than the actual release to the community of the defendant or offender.
(2) When a person having charge of a jail, or that person's designee, releases an offender or defendant who was the subject of a discharge review under RCW 71.05.232, the person having charge of a jail, or that person's designee, shall notify the state hospital from which the offender or defendant was released.
NOTES:
Effective dates2016 sp.s. c 29: See note following RCW 71.05.760.
Short titleRight of action2016 sp.s. c 29: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.
SeverabilityEffective dates2004 c 166: See notes following RCW 71.05.040.
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