46.61.5055  <<  46.61.5056 >>   46.61.50571

RCW 46.61.5056

Alcohol violators—Information school—Evaluation and treatment.

(1) A person subject to alcohol assessment and treatment under RCW 46.61.5055 shall be required by the court to complete a course in an alcohol information school approved by the department of social and health services or to complete more intensive treatment in a substance use disorder treatment program approved by the department of social and health services, as determined by the court. The court shall notify the department of licensing whenever it orders a person to complete a course or treatment program under this section.
(2) A diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendation shall be prepared under the direction of the court by an alcoholism agency approved by the department of social and health services or a qualified probation department approved by the department of social and health services. A copy of the report shall be forwarded to the court and the department of licensing. Based on the diagnostic evaluation, the court shall determine whether the person shall be required to complete a course in an alcohol information school approved by the department of social and health services or more intensive treatment in a substance use disorder treatment program approved by the department of social and health services.
(3) Standards for approval for alcohol treatment programs shall be prescribed by the department of social and health services. The department of social and health services shall periodically review the costs of alcohol information schools and treatment programs.
(4) Any agency that provides treatment ordered under RCW 46.61.5055, shall immediately report to the appropriate probation department where applicable, otherwise to the court, and to the department of licensing any noncompliance by a person with the conditions of his or her ordered treatment. The court shall notify the department of licensing and the department of social and health services of any failure by an agency to so report noncompliance. Any agency with knowledge of noncompliance that fails to so report shall be fined two hundred fifty dollars by the department of social and health services. Upon three such failures by an agency within one year, the department of social and health services shall revoke the agency's approval under this section.
(5) The department of licensing and the department of social and health services may adopt such rules as are necessary to carry out this section.
NOTES:
Effective dates2016 1st sp.s. c 29: See note following RCW 71.05.760.
Short titleRight of action2016 1st sp.s. c 29: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.
SeverabilityEffective dates1995 c 332: See notes following RCW 46.20.308.
Short titleEffective date1994 c 275: See notes following RCW 46.04.015.