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WAC 246-341-1118

Mental health inpatient servicesGeneral.

(1) Inpatient services include the following types of behavioral health services certified by the department:
(a) Evaluation and treatment services;
(b) Child long-term inpatient program (CLIP);
(c) Crisis stabilization units;
(d) Triage services; and
(e) Competency evaluation and treatment services.
(2) An agency providing inpatient services to an individual must:
(a) Be a facility licensed by the department under one of the following chapters:
(i) Hospital licensing regulations (chapter 246-320 WAC);
(ii) Private psychiatric and alcoholism hospitals (chapter 246-322 WAC);
(iii) Private alcohol and substance use disorder hospitals (chapter 246-324 WAC); or
(iv) Residential treatment facility (chapter 246-337 WAC).
(b) Be licensed by the department as a behavioral health agency;
(c) Meet the applicable behavioral health agency licensure, certification, administration, personnel, and clinical requirements in WAC 246-341-0100 through 246-341-0650;
(d) Meet the applicable inpatient services requirements in WAC 246-341-1118 through 246-341-1132;
(e) Have policies and procedures to support and implement the specific applicable program-specific requirements; and
(f) If applicable, have policies to ensure compliance with WAC 246-337-110 regarding seclusion and restraint.
(3) The behavioral health agency providing inpatient services must document the development of an individualized annual training plan, to include at least:
(a) Least restrictive alternative options available in the community and how to access them;
(b) Methods of individual care;
(c) Deescalation training and management of assaultive and self-destructive behaviors, including proper and safe use of seclusion and restraint procedures; and
(d) The requirements of chapter 71.05 and 71.34 RCW, this chapter, and protocols developed by the department.
(4) If contract staff are providing direct services, the facility must ensure compliance with the training requirements outlined in subsection (4) of this section.
(5) This chapter does not apply to state psychiatric hospitals as defined in chapter 72.23 RCW or facilities owned or operated by the department of veterans affairs or other agencies of the United States government.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-1118, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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