Chapter 71.24 RCW


(Formerly: Community mental health services act)


71.24.011Short title.
71.24.015Legislative intentCommunity behavioral health system.
71.24.016IntentManagement of servicesWork group on long-term involuntary inpatient care integration.
71.24.030Grants, purchasing of services, for community behavioral health programs.
71.24.035Director's powers and duties as state behavioral health authority.
71.24.037Licensed or certified behavioral health agencies and providersMinimum standardsInvestigations and enforcement actionsInspections.
71.24.045Behavioral health administrative services organization powers and duties.
71.24.061Children's mental health provider networksChildren's mental health evidence-based practice institutePartnership access line pilot programsReport to legislatureExpiration of subsections.
71.24.062Psychiatry consultation lineImplementation.
71.24.063Partnership access linesPsychiatric consultation linesData collection.
71.24.064Partnership access linesPsychiatric consultation linesFundingPerformance measures.
71.24.066Partnership access line pilot programsDetermination to be made permanentLong-term funding.
71.24.067Partnership access linesPsychiatric consultation linesReview.
71.24.068Telebehavioral health access account.
71.24.100County-run behavioral health administrative services organizationsJoint operating agreementsRequirements.
71.24.155Grants to behavioral health administrative services and managed care organizationsAccounting.
71.24.160Proof as to uses made of state fundsUse of maintenance of effort funds.
71.24.200Expenditures of county funds subject to county fiscal laws.
71.24.215Sliding-scale fee schedules for clients receiving behavioral health services.
71.24.220State grants may be withheld for noncompliance with chapter or related rules.
71.24.240Eligibility for fundingCommunity behavioral health program plans to be approved by director prior to submittal to federal agency.
71.24.250Behavioral health administrative services organizationsReceipt of gifts and grants.
71.24.260Waiver of postgraduate educational requirementsMental health professionals.
71.24.300Behavioral health administrative services organizationsAdvisory boardsInclusion of tribesRoles and responsibilities.
71.24.335Reimbursement for behavioral health services provided through telemedicine or store and forward technologyCoverage requirements.
71.24.350Behavioral health ombuds office.
71.24.370Behavioral health services contractsLimitation on state liability.
71.24.380Purchase of behavioral health servicesManaged care contractingRequirements.
71.24.381Contracting for crisis services and medically necessary physical and behavioral health services.
71.24.385Behavioral health administrative services and managed care organizationsMental health and substance use disorder treatment programsDevelopment and design requirements.
71.24.400Streamlining delivery systemFinding.
71.24.405Streamlining delivery system.
71.24.415Streamlining delivery systemAuthority duties to achieve outcomes.
71.24.420Expenditure of funds for operation of service delivery systemAppropriation levelsOutcome and performance measuresReport.
71.24.430Coordination of services for behavioral health clientsCollaborative service delivery.
71.24.435Behavioral health systemImprovement strategy.
71.24.450Offenders with mental illnessesFindings and intent.
71.24.455Offenders with mental illnessesContracts for specialized access and services.
71.24.460Offenders with mental illnessesReport to legislature.
71.24.470Offenders with mental illness who are believed to be dangerousContract for case managementUse of appropriated funds.
71.24.480Offenders with mental illness who are believed to be dangerousLimitation on liability due to treatmentReporting requirements.
71.24.490Evaluation and treatment servicesCapacity needsBehavioral health administrative services and managed care organizations.
71.24.500Written guidance and trainingsManaged careIncarcerated and involuntarily hospitalized persons.
71.24.510Integrated comprehensive screening and assessment processImplementation.
71.24.520Substance use disorder program authority.
71.24.525Agreements authorized under the interlocal cooperation act.
71.24.530Local funding and donative funding requirementsFacilities, plans, programs.
71.24.535Duties of authority.
71.24.540Drug courts.
71.24.545Comprehensive program for treatmentRegional facilities.
71.24.550City, town, or county without facilityContribution of liquor taxes prerequisite to use of another's facility.
71.24.555Liquor taxes and profitsCity and county eligibility conditioned.
71.24.560Opioid treatment programsPregnant individualsInformation and education.
71.24.565Acceptance for approved treatmentRules.
71.24.570Emergency service patrolEstablishmentRules.
71.24.575Criminal laws limitations.
71.24.580Criminal justice treatment account.
71.24.585Opioid and substance use disorder treatmentState response.
71.24.587Opioid use disorder treatmentPossession or use of lawfully prescribed medicationDeclaration by state.
71.24.589Substance use disordersLaw enforcement assisted diversionPilot project.
71.24.590Opioid treatmentProgram licensing or certification by department, department dutiesUse of medications by programDefinition.
71.24.593Opioid use disorder treatmentCare of individuals and their newbornsAuthority recommendations required.
71.24.595Statewide treatment and operating standards for opioid treatment programsEvaluation and report.
71.24.597Opioid overdose reversal medicationCoordinated purchasing and distribution.
71.24.598Drug overdose response team.
71.24.599Opioid use disorderCity and county jailsFunding.
71.24.600Inability to contribute to cost of services no bar to admissionAuthority may limit admissions for nonmedicaid clients.
71.24.605Fetal alcohol screening and assessment services.
71.24.610Interagency agreement on fetal alcohol exposure programs.
71.24.615Chemical dependency treatment expendituresPrioritization.
71.24.618Withdrawal management servicesSubstance use disorder treatment servicesPrior authorizationUtilization reviewMedical necessity review.
71.24.625Uniform application of chapterTraining for designated crisis responders.
71.24.630Integrated, comprehensive screening and assessment process for substance use and mental disorders.
71.24.640Standards for certification or licensure of evaluation and treatment facilities.
71.24.645Standards for certification or licensure of crisis stabilization units.
71.24.647Standards for certification or licensure of triage facilities.
71.24.648Standards for certification or licensure of intensive behavioral health treatment facilities.
71.24.649Standards for certification or licensure of mental health peer respite centers.
71.24.650Standards for certification or licensure of a clubhouse.
71.24.660Recovery residencesReferrals by licensed or certified service providers.
71.24.665Psychiatric treatment, evaluation, and bed utilization for American Indians and Alaska NativesReport by authority.
71.24.700Long-term inpatient care and mental health placementsContracting with community hospitals and evaluation and treatment facilities.
71.24.845Transfer of clients between behavioral health administrative services organizationsUniform transfer agreement.
71.24.850Regional service areasReportManaged care integration.
71.24.852Intensive behavioral health treatment facilitiesResident rights and access to ombuds servicesRecommendations to governor and legislature.
71.24.855FindingIntentState hospitals.
71.24.861Behavioral health system coordination committee.
71.24.870Behavioral health servicesAdoption of rulesAudit.
71.24.872Regulatory parity between primary care and behavioral health care settingsInitial documentation requirements for patientsAdministrative burdensomeness.
71.24.880Interlocal leadership structureTransition to fully integrated managed care within a regional service area.
71.24.885Medicaid rate increasesReview authorityReporting.


Comprehensive community health centers: Chapter 70.10 RCW.
Funding: RCW 43.79.201 and 79.02.410.