Chapter 71.05 RCW


(Formerly: Mental illness)


HTMLPDF 71.05.010Legislative intent.
HTMLPDF 71.05.012Legislative intent and finding.
HTMLPDF 71.05.020Definitions.
HTMLPDF 71.05.025Integration with chapter 71.24 RCWBehavioral health administrative services organizationsDuty to institute procedures for timely consultation with resource management services.
HTMLPDF 71.05.026Behavioral health services contractsLimitation on state liability.
HTMLPDF 71.05.027Integrated comprehensive screening and assessment process for substance use and mental disorders.
HTMLPDF 71.05.030Commitment laws applicable.
HTMLPDF 71.05.040Detention or judicial commitment of persons with developmental disabilities, impaired by substance use disorder, or suffering from dementia.
HTMLPDF 71.05.050Voluntary application for treatment of a behavioral health disorderRightsReview of condition and statusDetentionPerson refusing voluntary admission, temporary detention.
HTMLPDF 71.05.100Financial responsibility.
HTMLPDF 71.05.110Compensation of appointed counsel.
HTMLPDF 71.05.120Exemptions from liability.
HTMLPDF 71.05.130Duties of prosecuting attorney and attorney general.
HTMLPDF 71.05.132Court-ordered treatmentRequired notifications.
HTMLPDF 71.05.135Mental health commissionersAppointment.
HTMLPDF 71.05.137Mental health commissionersAuthority.
HTMLPDF 71.05.140Records maintained.
HTMLPDF 71.05.145Offenders with behavioral health disorders who are believed to be dangerousLess restrictive alternative.
HTMLPDF 71.05.148Assisted outpatient treatmentPetitions, court orders for less restrictive alternative treatmentProcedure.
HTMLPDF 71.05.150Petition for initial detention of persons with behavioral health disordersEvaluation and treatment periodProcedureTribal jurisdiction.
HTMLPDF 71.05.153Emergency detention of persons with behavioral health disordersProcedure.
HTMLPDF 71.05.154Detention of persons with behavioral health disordersEvaluationConsultation with emergency room physician.
HTMLPDF 71.05.156Evaluation for imminent likelihood of serious harm or imminent dangerIndividual with grave disability.
HTMLPDF 71.05.157Evaluation by designated crisis responderWhen requiredRequired notifications.
HTMLPDF 71.05.160Petition for initial detention.
HTMLPDF 71.05.170Acceptance of petitionNoticeDuty of state hospital.
HTMLPDF 71.05.180Detention period for evaluation and treatment.
HTMLPDF 71.05.182Six-month suspension of right to possess firearms after detention for evaluation and treatment of person who presents likelihood of serious harm as a result of behavioral health disorder, substance use disorder, or bothAutomatic restoration of right at expiration of six-month period.
HTMLPDF 71.05.190Persons not admittedTransportationDetention of arrested person pending return to custody.
HTMLPDF 71.05.195Not guilty by reason of insanityDetention of persons who have fled from state of originProbable cause hearing.
HTMLPDF 71.05.201Petition for initial detention when designated crisis responder does not detainProcedureCourt review.
HTMLPDF 71.05.203NoticePetition for detention by family member, guardian, or conservator.
HTMLPDF 71.05.210EvaluationTreatment and careRelease or other disposition.
HTMLPDF 71.05.212EvaluationConsideration of information and records.
HTMLPDF 71.05.214ProtocolsDevelopmentSubmission to governor and legislature.
HTMLPDF 71.05.215Right to refuse antipsychotic medicineRules.
HTMLPDF 71.05.217RightsPosting of list.
HTMLPDF 71.05.220Property of committed person.
HTMLPDF 71.05.230Commitment beyond initial evaluation and treatment periodPetition for fourteen day involuntary treatment or ninety days of less restrictive alternative treatmentProcedure.
HTMLPDF 71.05.232Discharge reviewsConsultations, notifications required.
HTMLPDF 71.05.235Examination, evaluation of criminal defendantHearing.
HTMLPDF 71.05.236Involuntary commitment hearingPostponementContinuance.
HTMLPDF 71.05.237Judicial proceedingsCourt to enter findings when recommendations of professional person not followed.
HTMLPDF 71.05.240Petition for up to 14 days of involuntary treatment or 90 days or 18 months of less restrictive alternative treatmentProbable cause hearing.
HTMLPDF 71.05.245Determination of grave disability, likelihood of serious harm, or need of assisted outpatient treatmentUse of recent history evidence.
HTMLPDF 71.05.260Release from involuntary intensive treatmentException.
HTMLPDF 71.05.270Temporary release.
HTMLPDF 71.05.280Additional commitmentGrounds.
HTMLPDF 71.05.285Additional confinementPrior history evidence.
HTMLPDF 71.05.290Petition for additional commitmentAffidavit.
HTMLPDF 71.05.300Filing of petitionAppearanceNoticeAdvice as to rightsAppointment of attorney, expert, or professional person.
HTMLPDF 71.05.310Time for hearingDue processJury trialContinuation of treatment.
HTMLPDF 71.05.320Remand for additional treatmentLess restrictive alternativesDurationGroundsHearing.
HTMLPDF 71.05.325ReleaseAuthorized leaveNotice to prosecuting attorney.
HTMLPDF 71.05.330Early releaseNotice to court and prosecuting attorneyPetition for hearing.
HTMLPDF 71.05.335Modification of order for inpatient treatmentIntervention by prosecuting attorney.
HTMLPDF 71.05.337Intervention by attorney representing a tribe.
HTMLPDF 71.05.338Assertion of jurisdiction or authority over tribes prohibited.
HTMLPDF 71.05.340Outpatient treatment or careConditional release.
HTMLPDF 71.05.350Assistance to released persons.
HTMLPDF 71.05.360Rights of involuntarily detained persons.
HTMLPDF 71.05.365Involuntary commitmentIndividualized discharge plan.
HTMLPDF 71.05.380Rights of voluntarily committed persons.
HTMLPDF 71.05.425Persons committed following dismissal of sex, violent, or felony harassment offenseNotification of conditional release, final release, leave, transfer, or escapeTo whom givenDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 71.05.435Discharge of person from treatment entityNotice to designated crisis responder office.
HTMLPDF 71.05.445Court-ordered behavioral health treatment of persons subject to department of corrections supervisionInitial assessment inquiryRequired notificationsRules.
HTMLPDF 71.05.455Law enforcement referrals to behavioral health agenciesReports of threatened or attempted suicideModel policy.
HTMLPDF 71.05.457Law enforcement referrals to behavioral health agenciesReports of threatened or attempted suicideGeneral authority law enforcement policy.
HTMLPDF 71.05.458Law enforcement referralThreatened or attempted suicideContact by designated crisis responder.
HTMLPDF 71.05.500Liability of applicant.
HTMLPDF 71.05.510Damages for excessive detention.
HTMLPDF 71.05.520Protection of rightsStaff.
HTMLPDF 71.05.530Facilities part of comprehensive behavioral health program.
HTMLPDF 71.05.560Adoption of rules.
HTMLPDF 71.05.570Rules of court.
HTMLPDF 71.05.575Less restrictive alternative treatmentConsideration by court.
HTMLPDF 71.05.585Less restrictive alternative treatment.
HTMLPDF 71.05.590Enforcement, modification, or revocation of less restrictive alternative or conditional release ordersInitiation of inpatient detention procedures.
HTMLPDF 71.05.595Less restrictive alternative treatment orderTermination.
HTMLPDF 71.05.620Court files and records closedExceptionsRules.
HTMLPDF 71.05.660Treatment recordsPrivileged communications unaffected.
HTMLPDF 71.05.680Treatment recordsAccess under false pretenses, penalty.
HTMLPDF 71.05.700Home visit by designated crisis responder or crisis intervention workerAccompaniment by second trained individual.
HTMLPDF 71.05.705Provider of designated crisis responder or crisis outreach servicesPolicy for home visits.
HTMLPDF 71.05.710Home visit by mental health professionalWireless telephone to be provided.
HTMLPDF 71.05.715Crisis visit by mental health professionalAccess to information.
HTMLPDF 71.05.720Training for community mental health employees.
HTMLPDF 71.05.730Judicial servicesCivil commitment casesReimbursement.
HTMLPDF 71.05.732Reimbursement for judicial servicesAssessment.
HTMLPDF 71.05.740Reporting of commitment data.
HTMLPDF 71.05.745Single bed certification.
HTMLPDF 71.05.750ReportNo bed available for person who meets detention criteria.
HTMLPDF 71.05.755Duties upon receipt of no bed available reportCorrective actions.
HTMLPDF 71.05.760Designated crisis respondersTrainingQualificationsSecure withdrawal management and stabilization facility capacity.
HTMLPDF 71.05.765Civil commitment trainingContractingRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.05.801Persons with developmental disabilitiesService plansHabilitation services.
HTMLPDF 71.05.820Appearance by video technology.
HTMLPDF 71.05.940Equal application of 1989 c 420Evaluation for developmental disability.
HTMLPDF 71.05.950ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.


Rules of court: Cf. Superior Court Mental Proceedings Rules (MPR).
Council for children and families: Chapter 43.121 RCW.
MinorsMental health services, commitment: Chapter 71.34 RCW.