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Law enforcement referralThreatened or attempted suicideContact by mental health professional. (Effective until January 1, 2020.)

As soon as possible, but no later than twenty-four hours from receiving a referral from a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, a mental health professional contacted by the *designated mental health professional agency must attempt to contact the referred person to determine whether additional mental health intervention is necessary including, if needed, an assessment by a *designated mental health professional for initial detention under RCW 71.05.150 or 71.05.153. Documentation of the mental health professional's attempt to contact and assess the person must be maintained by the *designated mental health professional agency.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: The term "designated mental health professional" as defined in RCW 71.05.020 was changed to "designated crisis responder" by 2016 sp.s. c 29 § 204, effective April 1, 2018.
FindingIntent2016 c 158: See note following RCW 71.05.455.

Law enforcement referralThreatened or attempted suicideContact by designated crisis responder. (Effective January 1, 2020.)

As soon as possible, but no later than twenty-four hours from receiving a referral from a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, a mental health professional contacted by the designated crisis responder agency must attempt to contact the referred person to determine whether additional mental health intervention is necessary, including, if needed, an assessment by a designated crisis responder for initial detention under RCW 71.05.150 or 71.05.153. Documentation of the mental health professional's attempt to contact and assess the person must be maintained by the designated crisis responder agency.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 325: See note following RCW 71.24.011.
FindingIntent2016 c 158: See note following RCW 71.05.455.
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