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Offenders with mental illness who are believed to be dangerousLess restrictive alternative.

The legislature intends that, when evaluating a person who is identified under RCW 72.09.370(7), the professional person at the evaluation and treatment facility shall, when appropriate after consideration of the person's mental condition and relevant public safety concerns, file a petition for a ninety-day less restrictive alternative in lieu of a petition for a fourteen-day commitment.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date1999 c 214: See notes following RCW 72.09.370.
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