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Chapter 71.34 RCW


PurposeParental participation in treatment decisionsParental control of minor children during treatment.
Responsibility of counties for evaluation and treatment services for minors.
Notice to parents, school contacts for referring students to inpatient treatment.
Jurisdiction over proceedings under chapterVenue.
Mental health commissionersAuthority.
Transfer of superior court proceedings to juvenile department.
Court proceedings under chapter subject to rules of state supreme court.
Attorneys appointed for minorsCompensation.
Court records and files confidentialAvailability.
Rights of minors undergoing treatmentPosting.
No detention of minors after eighteenth birthdayExceptions.
Release of minorRequirements.
Antipsychotic medication and shock treatment.
Parent-initiated treatmentNotice to parents of available treatment options.
Failure to notify parent or guardian of treatment optionsCivil penalty.
Notice to parent or guardianTreatment optionsPolicy and protocol adoptionReport.
Department to adopt rules to effectuate chapter.
Uniform application of chapterTraining for county-designated mental health professionals.
Redirection of Title XIX funds to fund placements within the state.
Availability of treatment does not create right to obtain public funds.
Eligibility for medical assistance under chapter 74.09 RCWPayment by department.
Liability for costs of minor's treatment and careRules.
Liability for performance of duties under this chapter limited.
Judicial servicesCivil commitment casesReimbursement.
Evaluation and treatment servicesUnavailabilitySingle bed certification.
Minor thirteen or older may be admitted for inpatient mental treatment without parental consentProfessional person in charge must concurWritten renewal of consent required.
Notice to parents when minor admitted to inpatient treatment without parental consent.
Minor voluntarily admitted may give notice to leave at any time.
Age of consentOutpatient treatment of minors.
Parent may request determination whether minor has mental disorder requiring inpatient treatmentMinor consent not requiredDuties and obligations of professional person and facility.
Review of admission and inpatient treatment of minorsDetermination of medical necessityDepartment reviewMinor declines necessary treatmentAt-risk youth petitionCostsPublic funds.
Minor may petition court for release from facility.
Minor not released by petition under RCW 71.34.620Release within thirty daysProfessional may initiate proceedings to stop release.
Evaluation of treatment of minors.
Parent may request determination whether minor has mental disorder requiring outpatient treatmentConsent of minor not requiredDischarge of minor.
Limitation on liability for admitting or accepting minor child.
Evaluation of minor thirteen or older brought for immediate mental health servicesTemporary detention.
Minor thirteen or older who presents likelihood of serious harm or is gravely disabledTransport to inpatient facilityPetition for initial detentionNotice of commitment hearingFacility to evaluate and admit or release minor.
Examination and evaluation of minor approved for inpatient admissionReferral to chemical dependency treatment programRight to communication, exceptionEvaluation and treatment period.
Petition for fourteen-day commitmentRequirements.
Commitment hearingRequirementsFindings by courtCommitmentRelease.
Petition for one hundred eighty-day commitmentHearingRequirementsFindings by courtCommitment orderReleaseSuccessive commitments.
Placement of minor in state evaluation and treatment facilityPlacement committeeFacility to report to committee.
Release of minorConditional releaseDischarge.
Minor's failure to adhere to outpatient conditionsDeterioration of minor's functioningTransport to inpatient facilityOrder of apprehension and detentionRevocation of alternative treatment or conditional releaseHearings.
Transportation for minors committed to state facility for one hundred eighty-day treatment.
Transferring or moving persons from juvenile correctional institutions or facilities to evaluation and treatment facilities.
Severability1985 c 354.
Effective date1985 c 354.
Court files and records closedExceptions: RCW 71.05.620.