RCW 72.29.010

Multi-use facility for persons with mental or physical disabilities or mental illness—Harrison Memorial Hospital.

After the acquisition of Harrison Memorial Hospital, the department of social and health services is authorized to enter into contracts for the repair or remodeling of the hospital to the extent they are necessary and reasonable, in order to establish a multi-use facility for persons with mental or physical disabilities or mental illness. The secretary of the department of social and health services is authorized to determine the most feasible and desirable use of the facility and to operate the facility in the manner he or she deems most beneficial to persons with mental or physical disabilities or mental illness, and is authorized, but not limited to programs for outpatient, diagnostic and referral, day care, vocational and educational services to the community which he or she determines are in the best interest of the state.
NOTES:
Purpose2010 c 94: See note following RCW 44.04.280.
PurposeIntentSeverability1977 ex.s. c 80: See notes following RCW 4.16.190.
Declaration of purpose2010 c 94; 1965 c 11: "The state facilities to provide community services to persons with mental or physical disabilities or mental illness are inadequate to meet the present demand. Great savings to the taxpayers can be achieved while helping to meet these worthwhile needs. It is therefore the purpose of this act to provide for acquisition or lease of Harrison Memorial Hospital property and facilities and the operation thereof as a multi-use facility for persons with mental or physical disabilities or mental illness." [ 2010 c 94 § 33; 1965 c 11 § 1.]
Department createdPowers and duties transferred to: RCW 43.20A.030.
Use of Harrison Memorial Hospital property for services for persons with developmental disabilities: RCW 71A.20.040.
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