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Evaluation of adolescent brought for immediate inpatient treatmentTemporary detention. (Effective until July 1, 2026.)

(1) If an adolescent is brought to an evaluation and treatment facility or hospital emergency room for immediate mental health services, the professional person in charge of the facility shall evaluate the adolescent's mental condition, determine whether the adolescent suffers from a mental disorder, and whether the adolescent is in need of immediate inpatient treatment.
(2) If an adolescent is brought to a secure withdrawal management and stabilization facility with available space, or a hospital emergency room for immediate substance use disorder treatment, the professional person in charge of the facility shall evaluate the adolescent's condition, determine whether the adolescent suffers from a substance use disorder, and whether the adolescent is in need of immediate inpatient treatment.
(3) If it is determined under subsection (1) or (2) of this section that the adolescent suffers from a mental disorder or substance use disorder, inpatient treatment is required, the adolescent is unwilling to consent to voluntary admission, and the professional person believes that the adolescent meets the criteria for initial detention set forth herein, the facility may detain or arrange for the detention of the adolescent for up to twelve hours in order to enable a designated crisis responder to evaluate the adolescent and commence initial detention proceedings under the provisions of this chapter.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2019 c 381 § 14 and by 2019 c 446 § 30, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Expiration date2019 c 446 §§ 4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, and 41: See note following RCW 71.05.150.
Expiration date2019 c 381 §§ 14 and 16: "Sections 14 and 16 of this act expire July 1, 2026." [ 2019 c 381 § 26.]
Short title2019 c 381: See note following RCW 71.34.500.
Effective dates2016 sp.s. c 29: See note following RCW 71.05.760.
Short titleRight of action2016 sp.s. c 29: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.

Evaluation of adolescent brought for immediate inpatient treatmentTemporary detention. (Effective July 1, 2026.)

(1) If an adolescent is brought to an evaluation and treatment facility or hospital emergency room for immediate mental health services, the professional person in charge of the facility shall evaluate the adolescent's mental condition, determine whether the adolescent suffers from a mental disorder, and whether the adolescent is in need of immediate inpatient treatment.
(2) If an adolescent is brought to a secure withdrawal management and stabilization facility or a hospital emergency room for immediate substance use disorder treatment, the professional person in charge of the facility shall evaluate the adolescent's condition, determine whether the adolescent suffers from a substance use disorder, and whether the adolescent is in need of immediate inpatient treatment.
(3) If it is determined under subsection (1) or (2) of this section that the adolescent suffers from a mental disorder or substance use disorder, inpatient treatment is required, the adolescent is unwilling to consent to voluntary admission, and the professional person believes that the adolescent meets the criteria for initial detention set forth herein, the facility may detain or arrange for the detention of the adolescent for up to twelve hours in order to enable a designated crisis responder to evaluate the adolescent and commence initial detention proceedings under the provisions of this chapter.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2019 c 381 § 15 and by 2019 c 446 § 31, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Effective date2019 c 446 §§ 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 31, 33, 35, 38, 40, and 42: See note following RCW 71.05.150.
Effective date2019 c 381 §§ 15 and 17: "Sections 15 and 17 of this act take effect July 1, 2026." [ 2019 c 381 § 27.]
Short title2019 c 381: See note following RCW 71.34.500.
Effective dates2016 sp.s. c 29: See note following RCW 71.05.760.
Short titleRight of action2016 sp.s. c 29: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.
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