Chapter 71.34 RCW

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MINORS

Sections

71.34.010PurposeParental participation in treatment decisionsParental control of minor children during treatment.
71.34.020Definitions.
GENERAL
71.34.300Responsibility of counties for evaluation and treatment services for minors.
71.34.305Notice to parents, school contacts for referring students to inpatient treatment.
71.34.310Jurisdiction over proceedings under chapterVenue.
71.34.315Mental health commissionersAuthority.
71.34.320Transfer of superior court proceedings to juvenile department.
71.34.325Court proceedings under chapter subject to rules of state supreme court.
71.34.330Attorneys appointed for minorsCompensation.
71.34.335Court records and files confidentialAvailability.
71.34.355Rights of minors undergoing treatmentPosting.
71.34.360No detention of minors after eighteenth birthdayExceptions.
71.34.365Release of minorRequirements.
71.34.370Antipsychotic medication and shock treatment.
71.34.375Parent-initiated treatmentNotice to parents of available treatment options.
71.34.377Failure to notify parent or guardian of treatment optionsCivil penalty.
71.34.379Notice to parent or guardianTreatment optionsPolicy and protocol adoptionReport.
71.34.380Department, department of health, and authority to adopt rules to effectuate chapter.
71.34.385Uniform application of chapterTraining for designated crisis responders.
71.34.390Redirection of Title XIX funds to fund placements within the state.
71.34.395Availability of treatment does not create right to obtain public funds.
71.34.400Eligibility for medical assistance under chapter 74.09 RCWPayment by authority.
71.34.405Liability for costs of minor's treatment and careRules.
71.34.410Liability for performance of duties under this chapter limited.
71.34.415Judicial servicesCivil commitment casesReimbursement.
71.34.420Evaluation and treatment servicesUnavailabilitySingle bed certification.
MINOR-INITIATED TREATMENT
71.34.500Minor thirteen or older may be admitted for inpatient mental treatment or approved substance use disorder treatment program without parental consentProfessional person in charge must concurWritten renewal of consent required.
71.34.510Notice to parents when minor admitted to inpatient treatment without parental consent.
71.34.520Minor voluntarily admitted may give notice to leave at any time.
71.34.530Age of consentOutpatient treatment of minors.
PARENT-INITIATED TREATMENT
71.34.600Parent may request determination whether minor has a mental disorder or substance use disorder requiring inpatient treatmentMinor consent not requiredDuties and obligations of professional person and facility.
71.34.610Review of admission and inpatient treatment of minorsDetermination of medical necessityAuthority reviewMinor declines necessary treatmentAt-risk youth petitionCostsPublic funds.
71.34.620Minor may petition court for release from facility.
71.34.630Minor not released by petition under RCW 71.34.620Release within thirty daysProfessional may initiate proceedings to stop release.
71.34.640Evaluation of treatment of minors.
71.34.650Parent may request determination whether minor has a mental disorder or substance use disorder requiring outpatient treatmentConsent of minor not requiredDischarge of minor.
71.34.660Limitation on liability for admitting or accepting minor child.
71.34.670"Appropriately trained professional person" defined by rule.
INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT
71.34.700Evaluation of minor thirteen or older brought for immediate inpatient treatmentTemporary detention.
71.34.710Minor 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.
71.34.720Examination and evaluation of minor approved for inpatient admissionReferral to a secure detoxification facility or substance use disorder treatment programRight to communication, exceptionEvaluation and treatment period.
71.34.730Petition for fourteen-day commitmentRequirements.
71.34.740Commitment hearingRequirementsFindings by courtCommitmentRelease.
71.34.750Petition for one hundred eighty-day commitmentHearingRequirementsFindings by courtCommitment orderReleaseSuccessive commitments.
71.34.760Placement of minor in state evaluation and treatment facility or substance use disorder treatment programPlacement committeeFacility or program to report to committee.
71.34.770Release of minorConditional releaseDischarge.
71.34.780Minor's failure to adhere to outpatient conditionsDeterioration of minor's functioningTransport to facility or programOrder of apprehension and detentionRevocation of alternative treatment or conditional releaseHearings.
71.34.790Transportation for minors committed to state facility for one hundred eighty-day treatment.
71.34.795Transferring or moving persons from juvenile correctional institutions or facilities to evaluation and treatment facilities.

NOTES:

Court files and records closedExceptions: RCW 71.05.620.
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