71.05.153  <<  71.05.154 >>   71.05.156

Detention of persons with mental disordersEvaluationConsultation with emergency room physician.

If a person subject to evaluation under RCW 71.05.150 or 71.05.153 is located in an emergency room at the time of evaluation, the designated crisis responder conducting the evaluation shall take serious consideration of observations and opinions by an examining emergency room physician, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant in determining whether detention under this chapter is appropriate. The designated crisis responder must document his or her consultation with this professional, if the professional is available, or his or her review of the professional's written observations or opinions regarding whether detention of the person is appropriate.
[ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 14 § 12; (2017 3rd sp.s. c 14 § 11 expired April 1, 2018); 2016 sp.s. c 29 § 214; 2013 c 334 § 1.]

NOTES:

Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 14 §§ 9, 12, 14, 15, and 17-21: See note following RCW 71.05.590.
Expiration date2017 3rd sp.s. c 14 §§ 8, 11, and 13: See note following RCW 71.05.590.
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.
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