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PDFWAC 139-09-040

Crisis intervention team trainingForty-hour course.

(1) Agencies seeking to provide the forty-hour crisis intervention team training shall receive a certification from the commission and use commission-certified curricula and instructors.
(2) Agencies must use commission-approved curricula that contains at the minimum the following subject matter:
(a) Signs and symptoms of common mental health issues encountered by law enforcement;
(b) Crisis intervention techniques for common behavioral health and substance use disorder issues;
(c) Deescalation skills;
(d) Suicide prevention;
(e) Elders in crisis;
(f) Developmental and intellectual disabilities;
(g) Community resources;
(h) Interactions with community members with a mental health diagnosis;
(i) Commonly prescribed psychotropic medications; and
(j) Mock scenes or other practical exercises for students to demonstrate proficiency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080 and 43.404.427. WSR 19-07-038, § 139-09-040, filed 3/14/19, effective 4/14/19.]
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