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Administration of the Involuntary Treatment Act.

The regional support network must establish policies and procedures for administration of the involuntary treatment program, including investigation, detention, transportation, court-related, and other services required by chapters 71.05 and 71.34 RCW. This includes:
(1) Designating mental health professionals to perform the duties of involuntary investigation and detention in accordance with the requirements of chapters 71.05 and 71.34 RCW.
(2) Documenting consumer compliance with the conditions of less restrictive alternative court orders by:
(a) Ensuring periodic evaluation of each committed consumer for release from or continuation of an involuntary treatment order. Evaluations must be recorded in the clinical record, and must occur at least monthly for ninety and one hundred eighty-day commitments.
(b) Notifying the designated mental health professional if noncompliance with the less restrictive order impairs the individual sufficiently to warrant detention or evaluation for detention and petitioning for revocation of the less restrictive alternative court order.
(3) Ensuring that when a peace officer or designated mental health professional escorts a consumer to a facility, the designated mental health professional must take reasonable precautions to safeguard the consumer's property including:
(a) Safeguarding the consumer's property in the immediate vicinity of the point of apprehension;
(b) Safeguarding belongings not in the immediate vicinity if there may be possible danger to those belongings;
(c) Taking reasonable precautions to lock and otherwise secure the consumer's home or other property as soon as possible after the consumer's initial detention.
(4) Ensuring that the requirements of RCW 71.05.700 through 71.05.715 are met.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.05.560, 71.05.700, 71.05.705, 71.05.710, 71.05.715, 71.05.720, and 71.24.035. WSR 09-19-012, § 388-865-0245, filed 9/3/09, effective 10/4/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.035, 71.05.560, and chapters 71.24 and 71.05 RCW. WSR 06-17-114, § 388-865-0245, filed 8/18/06, effective 9/18/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 71.05.560, 71.24.035 (5)(c), 71.34.800, 9.41.047, 43.20B.020, and 43.20B.335. WSR 01-12-047, § 388-865-0245, filed 5/31/01, effective 7/1/01.]