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WAC 246-341-1142

Mental health inpatient servicesCrisis stabilization unitAdmission, assessment, and records.

(1) For persons who have been brought to the unit involuntarily by police:
(a) The clinical record must contain:
(i) A statement of the circumstances under which the person was brought to the unit;
(ii) The admission date and time; and
(iii) The date and time when the twelve hour involuntary detention period ends.
(b) The evaluation required in subsection (2)(b) of this section must be performed within three hours of arrival at the facility.
(2) For all persons, the clinical record must contain:
(a) An assessment for substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder, utilizing the global appraisal of individual needs - Short screener (GAIN-SS) or its successor;
(b) An evaluation by a mental health professional to include at a minimum:
(i) Mental status examination;
(ii) Assessment of risk of harm to self, others, or property; and
(iii) Determination of whether to refer to a designated crisis responder (DCR) to initiate civil commitment proceedings.
(c) Documentation that an evaluation by a DCR was performed within the required time period, the results of the evaluation, and the disposition of the person;
(d) Review of the person's current crisis plan, if applicable and available;
(e) The admission diagnosis and what information the determination was based upon;
(f) Assessment and stabilization services provided by the appropriate staff;
(g) Coordination with the person's current treatment provider, if applicable; and
(h) A plan for discharge, including a plan for follow up that includes:
(i) The name, address, and telephone number of the provider of follow-up services; and
(ii) The follow up appointment date and time, if known.
(3) For persons admitted to the crisis stabilization unit on a voluntary basis, the clinical record must contain a crisis stabilization plan developed collaboratively with the person within twenty-four hours of admission that includes:
(a) Strategies and interventions to resolve the crisis in the least restrictive manner possible;
(b) Language that is understandable to the person and members of the person's support system; and
(c) Measurable goals for progress toward resolving the crisis and returning to an optimal level of functioning.
(4) If antipsychotic medications are administered, the clinical record must document:
(a) The physician's attempt to obtain informed consent for antipsychotic medication; and
(b) The reasons why any antipsychotic medication is administered over the person's objection or lack of consent.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-1142, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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