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RCW 70.96A.250

Minor—Parent may request determination whether minor has chemical dependency requiring outpatient treatment—Consent of minor not required—Discharge of minor. (Effective until April 1, 2018.)

(1) A parent may bring, or authorize the bringing of, his or her minor child to a provider of outpatient chemical dependency treatment and request that an appropriately trained professional person examine the minor to determine whether the minor has a chemical dependency and is in need of outpatient treatment.
(2) The consent of the minor is not required for evaluation if the parent brings the minor to the provider.
(3) The professional person in charge of the program may evaluate whether the minor has a chemical dependency and is in need of outpatient treatment.
(4) Any minor admitted to inpatient treatment under RCW 70.96A.245 shall be discharged immediately from inpatient treatment upon written request of the parent.
NOTES:
Purpose1998 c 296 §§ 27 and 29: See note following RCW 70.96A.245.
FindingsIntentPart headings not lawShort title1998 c 296: See notes following RCW 74.13.025.
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