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RCW 71.34.520

Minor voluntarily admitted may give notice to leave at any time. (Effective until April 1, 2018.)

(1) Any minor thirteen years or older voluntarily admitted to an evaluation and treatment facility under RCW 71.34.500 may give notice of intent to leave at any time. The notice need not follow any specific form so long as it is written and the intent of the minor can be discerned.
(2) The staff member receiving the notice shall date it immediately, record its existence in the minor's clinical record, and send copies of it to the minor's attorney, if any, the *county-designated mental health professional, and the parent.
(3) The professional person shall discharge the minor, thirteen years or older, from the facility by the second judicial day following receipt of the minor's notice of intent to leave.
NOTES:
*Reviser's note: The term "county-designated mental health professional" as defined in RCW 71.34.020 was changed to "designated mental health professional" by 2006 c 93 § 2.
FindingsIntentPart headings not lawShort title1998 c 296: See notes following RCW 74.13.025.

RCW 71.34.520

Minor voluntarily admitted may give notice to leave at any time. (Effective April 1, 2018.)

(1) Any minor thirteen years or older voluntarily admitted to an evaluation and treatment facility or approved substance use disorder treatment program under RCW 71.34.500 may give notice of intent to leave at any time. The notice need not follow any specific form so long as it is written and the intent of the minor can be discerned.
(2) The staff member receiving the notice shall date it immediately, record its existence in the minor's clinical record, and send copies of it to the minor's attorney, if any, the designated crisis responders, and the parent.
(3) The professional person shall discharge the minor, thirteen years or older, from the facility by the second judicial day following receipt of the minor's notice of intent to leave.
NOTES:
Effective dates2016 sp.s. c 29: See note following RCW 71.05.760.
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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