Responsibility of counties for evaluation and treatment services for minors.
(1) The county or combination of counties is responsible for development and coordination of the evaluation and treatment program for minors, for incorporating the program into the county mental health plan, and for coordination of evaluation and treatment services and resources with the community mental health program required under chapter 71.24 RCW.
(2) The county shall be responsible for maintaining its support of involuntary treatment services for minors at its 1984 level, adjusted for inflation, with the department responsible for additional costs to the county resulting from this chapter. Maintenance of effort funds devoted to judicial services related to involuntary commitment reimbursed under RCW 71.05.730 must be expended for other purposes that further treatment for mental health and chemical dependency disorders.
[2011 c 343 § 7; 1985 c 354 § 14. Formerly RCW 71.34.140.]
| Intent -- Effective date -- 2011 c 343: See notes following RCW 71.05.730.|