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PDFWAC 246-341-1148

Mental health inpatient servicesTriageStabilization plan.

A triage stabilization plan must be developed for each individual voluntarily or involuntarily admitted to a triage facility for longer than twenty-four hours. For an individual admitted twenty-four hours or less, the facility must document the results of the assessment performed by a mental health professional (MHP) required under WAC 246-341-1146.
(1) The triage stabilization plan must:
(a) Be developed collaboratively with the individual within twenty-four hours of admission;
(b) Either improve or resolve the individual's crisis, or both in the least restrictive manner possible;
(c) Be written in a language that is understandable to the individual or the individual's support system, or both, if applicable;
(d) Be mindful of the individual's culture, life style, economic situation, and current mental and physical limitation;
(e) Have goals that are relevant to the presenting crisis and demonstrate how they impact the crisis by improving the individual's ability to function;
(f) Include any recommendation for treatment from the mental health professional (MHP) assessment provided with three hours of the individual's arrival at the facility; and
(g) Include:
(i) The date and time the designated crisis responder (DCR) evaluated the individual in accordance with the detention criteria under chapter 71.05 RCW; and
(ii) The DCR's determination of whether the individual should be detained.
(2) The individual's clinical record must:
(a) Contain a copy of the triage stabilization plan;
(b) Contain charting that demonstrates how requirements of the individual's triage stabilization were met; and
(c) Document the services provided to the individual.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-1148, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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