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RCW 70.96A.230

Minor—When outpatient treatment provider must give notice to parents. (Effective until April 1, 2018.)

Any provider of outpatient treatment who provides outpatient treatment to a minor thirteen years of age or older shall provide notice of the minor's request for treatment to the minor's parents if: (1) The minor signs a written consent authorizing the disclosure; or (2) the treatment program director determines that the minor lacks capacity to make a rational choice regarding consenting to disclosure. A provider of outpatient treatment may, at his or her discretion, provide notice of a minor's request for treatment to the minor's parents if the provider determines that notice is in the best interest of the minor in achieving recovery. Any notice under this section shall be made within seven days of the request for treatment, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, and shall contain the name, location, and telephone number of the facility providing treatment, and the name of a professional person on the staff of the facility providing treatment who is designated to discuss the minor's need for treatment with the parent.
NOTES:
Short titleRight of action2016 sp.s. c 29: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.
FindingsIntentPart headings not lawShort title1998 c 296: See notes following RCW 74.13.025.
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