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RCW 71.05.290

Petition for additional commitment—Affidavit. (Effective until April 1, 2018.)

(1) At any time during a person's fourteen day intensive treatment period, the professional person in charge of a treatment facility or his or her professional designee or the designated mental health professional may petition the superior court for an order requiring such person to undergo an additional period of treatment. Such petition must be based on one or more of the grounds set forth in RCW 71.05.280.
(2) The petition shall summarize the facts which support the need for further commitment and shall be supported by affidavits based on an examination of the patient and signed by:
(a) Two physicians;
(b) One physician and a mental health professional;
(c) One physician assistant and a mental health professional; or
(d) One psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner and a mental health professional. The affidavits shall describe in detail the behavior of the detained person which supports the petition and shall explain what, if any, less restrictive treatments which are alternatives to detention are available to such person, and shall state the willingness of the affiant to testify to such facts in subsequent judicial proceedings under this chapter. If less restrictive alternative treatment is sought, the petition shall set forth any recommendations for less restrictive alternative treatment services.
(3) If a person has been determined to be incompetent pursuant to RCW 10.77.086(4), then the professional person in charge of the treatment facility or his or her professional designee or the designated mental health professional may directly file a petition for one hundred eighty day treatment under RCW 71.05.280(3). No petition for initial detention or fourteen day detention is required before such a petition may be filed.
NOTES:
Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2016 c 45 § 3 and by 2016 c 155 § 6, 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 datesSeverabilityIntent1998 c 297: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.

RCW 71.05.290

Petition for additional commitment—Affidavit. (Effective April 1, 2018.)

(1) At any time during a person's fourteen day intensive treatment period, the professional person in charge of a treatment facility or his or her professional designee or the designated crisis responder may petition the superior court for an order requiring such person to undergo an additional period of treatment. Such petition must be based on one or more of the grounds set forth in RCW 71.05.280.
(2) The petition shall summarize the facts which support the need for further commitment and shall be supported by affidavits based on an examination of the patient and signed by:
(a) Two physicians;
(b) One physician and a mental health professional;
(c) One physician assistant and a mental health professional; or
(d) One psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner and a mental health professional. The affidavits shall describe in detail the behavior of the detained person which supports the petition and shall explain what, if any, less restrictive treatments which are alternatives to detention are available to such person, and shall state the willingness of the affiant to testify to such facts in subsequent judicial proceedings under this chapter. If less restrictive alternative treatment is sought, the petition shall set forth any recommendations for less restrictive alternative treatment services.
(3) If a person has been determined to be incompetent pursuant to RCW 10.77.086(4), then the professional person in charge of the treatment facility or his or her professional designee or the designated crisis responder may directly file a petition for one hundred eighty day treatment under RCW 71.05.280(3). No petition for initial detention or fourteen day detention is required before such a petition may be filed.
NOTES:
Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2016 c 45 § 3, 2016 c 155 § 6, and by 2016 1st sp.s. c 29 § 235, each without reference to the other. All 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 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.
Effective datesSeverabilityIntent1998 c 297: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.