71.05.801  <<  71.05.810 >>   71.05.820

Integration evaluation. (Expires August 1, 2023.)

(1) The Washington state institute for public policy shall evaluate the effect of the integration of the involuntary treatment systems for substance use disorders and mental health and make preliminary reports to appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, and a final report by June 30, 2023.
(2) The evaluation must include an assessment of whether the integrated system:
(a) Has increased efficiency of evaluation and treatment of persons involuntarily detained for substance use disorders;
(b) Is cost-effective, including impacts on health care, housing, employment, and criminal justice costs;
(c) Results in better outcomes for persons involuntarily detained;
(d) Increases the effectiveness of the crisis response system statewide;
(e) Has an impact on commitments based upon mental disorders;
(f) Has been sufficiently resourced with enough involuntary treatment beds, less restrictive alternative treatment options, and state funds to provide timely and appropriate treatment for all individuals interacting with the integrated involuntary treatment system; and
(g) Has diverted from the mental health involuntary treatment system a significant number of individuals whose risk results from substance abuse, including an estimate of the net savings from serving these clients into the appropriate substance abuse treatment system.
(3) This section expires August 1, 2023.


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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