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RCW 71.34.650

Parent may request determination whether minor has mental disorder 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 mental health treatment and request that an appropriately trained professional person examine the minor to determine whether the minor has a mental disorder 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 may evaluate whether the minor has a mental disorder and is in need of outpatient treatment.
(4) Any minor admitted to inpatient treatment under RCW 71.34.500 or 71.34.600 shall be discharged immediately from inpatient treatment upon written request of the parent.
[ 1998 c 296 § 18. Formerly RCW 71.34.054.]
NOTES:
FindingsIntentPart headings not lawShort title1998 c 296: See notes following RCW 74.13.025.

RCW 71.34.650

Parent may request determination whether minor has a mental disorder or substance use disorder requiring outpatient treatment—Consent of minor not required—Discharge of minor. (Effective April 1, 2018.)

(1) A parent may bring, or authorize the bringing of, his or her minor child to:
(a) A provider of outpatient mental health treatment and request that an appropriately trained professional person examine the minor to determine whether the minor has a mental disorder and is in need of outpatient treatment; or
(b) A provider of outpatient substance use disorder treatment and request that an appropriately trained professional person examine the minor to determine whether the minor has a substance use disorder 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 may evaluate whether the minor has a mental disorder or substance use disorder and is in need of outpatient treatment.
(4) Any minor admitted to inpatient treatment under RCW 71.34.500 or 71.34.600 shall be discharged immediately from inpatient treatment upon written request of the parent.
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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