Chapter 72.23 RCW



72.23.020State hospitals designated.
72.23.025Eastern and western state hospitalsPrimary diagnosis of mental disorderDutiesInstitutes for the study and treatment of mental disorders established.
72.23.027Integrated service deliveryIncentives to discourage inappropriate placementSpecialized care programs.
72.23.030SuperintendentPowersDirection of clinical care, exception.
72.23.035Background checks of prospective employees.
72.23.040Seal of hospital.
72.23.050Superintendent as witnessExemptions from military duty.
72.23.080Voluntary patientsLegal competencyRecord.
72.23.100Voluntary patientsPolicyDuration.
72.23.110Voluntary patientsLimitation as to number.
72.23.120Voluntary patientsCharges for hospitalization.
72.23.125Temporary residential observation and evaluation of persons requesting treatment.
72.23.130History of patient.
72.23.160EscapeApprehension and return.
72.23.170Escape of patientPenalty for assisting.
72.23.180Discharge, parole, death, escapeNoticeCertificate of discharge.
72.23.190DeathReport to coroner.
72.23.200Persons under eighteenConfinement in adult wards.
72.23.210Persons under eighteenSpecial wards and attendants.
72.23.230Patient's propertySuperintendent as custodianManagement and accounting.
72.23.240Patient's propertyDelivery to superintendent as acquittanceDefense, indemnity.
72.23.250Funds donated to patients.
72.23.260Federal patientsAgreements authorized.
72.23.290Transfer of patientsAuthority of transferee.
72.23.300Bringing narcotics, intoxicating liquors, weapons, etc., into institution or its grounds prohibitedPenalty.
72.23.390Safe patient handling.
72.23.400Workplace safety plan.
72.23.410Violence prevention training.
72.23.420Record of violent acts.
72.23.430NoncomplianceCitation under chapter 49.17 RCW.
72.23.440Technical assistance and training.
72.23.451Annual report to the legislature.
72.23.460Provisions applicable to hospitals governed by chapter.
72.23.900ConstructionPurpose1959 c 28.
72.23.910ConstructionEffect on laws relating to the criminally insane"Insane" as used in other statutes.
72.23.920ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.


Commitment to veterans' administration or other federal agency: RCW 73.36.165.
County hospitals: Chapter 36.62 RCW.
Division of mental health: Chapter 43.20A RCW.
Mental illness, commitment procedures, rights, etc.: Chapter 71.05 RCW.
MinorsMental health services, commitment: Chapter 71.34 RCW.
Out-of-state physicians, conditional license to practice in conjunction with institutions: RCW 18.71.095.
Private mental establishments: Chapter 71.12 RCW.
Sexual psychopaths: Chapter 71.06 RCW.