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(Effective until May 1, 2023)

PDFWAC 246-341-0750

Outpatient servicesSubstance use disorder information and assistanceEmergency service patrol.

Emergency service patrol services provide transport assistance to an intoxicated individual in a public place when a request has been received from police, merchants, or other persons. An agency providing emergency service patrol services must:
(1) Ensure the staff member providing the service:
(a) Has proof of a valid Washington state driver's license;
(b) Possesses annually updated verification of first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training; and
(c) Has completed forty hours of training in substance use disorder crisis intervention techniques and alcoholism and drug abuse, to improve skills in handling crisis situations.
(2) Respond to calls from police, merchants, and other persons for assistance with an intoxicated individual in a public place;
(3) Patrol assigned areas and give assistance to an individual intoxicated in a public place;
(4) Conduct a preliminary screening of an individual's condition related to the state of their impairment and presence of a physical condition needing medical attention;
(5) Transport the individual to their home or shelter or to a substance use disorder treatment program if the individual is intoxicated, but subdued and willing to be transported;
(6) Make reasonable efforts to take the individual into protective custody and transport the individual to an appropriate treatment or health care facility, when the individual is incapacitated, unconscious, or has threatened or inflicted harm on another person;
(7) Call law enforcement for assistance if the individual is unwilling to be taken into protective custody; and
(8) Maintain a log, including:
(a) The date, time and origin of each call received for assistance;
(b) The time of arrival at the scene;
(c) The location of the individual at the time of the assist;
(d) The name of the individual transported;
(e) The results of the preliminary screening;
(f) The destination and address of the transport and time of arrival; and
(g) In case of nonpickup of a person, documentation of why the pickup did not occur.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.037, 71.05.560, 71.34.380, 18.205.160, 71.24.037 and chapters 71.05, 71.24, and 71.34 RCW. WSR 21-12-042, § 246-341-0750, filed 5/25/21, effective 7/1/21. Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0750, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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