Chapter 71.24 RCW


(Formerly: Community mental health services act)


HTMLPDF 71.24.011Short title.
HTMLPDF 71.24.015Legislative intentCommunity behavioral health system.
HTMLPDF 71.24.016IntentManagement of servicesWork group on long-term involuntary inpatient care integration.
HTMLPDF 71.24.025Definitions.
HTMLPDF 71.24.030Grants, purchasing of services, for community behavioral health programs.
HTMLPDF 71.24.035Director's powers and duties as state behavioral health authority.
HTMLPDF 71.24.037Licensed or certified behavioral health agenciesMinimum standardsInspections.
HTMLPDF 71.24.038Investigations and inspectionsViolationsPenalties.
HTMLPDF 71.24.045Behavioral health administrative services organization powers and duties.
HTMLPDF 71.24.061Children's mental health provider networksChildren's mental health evidence-based practice institutePartnership access line pilot programsReport to legislature.
HTMLPDF 71.24.062Psychiatry consultation lineImplementation.
HTMLPDF 71.24.063Partnership access linesPsychiatric consultation linesData collection.
HTMLPDF 71.24.064Partnership access linesPsychiatric consultation linesFundingPerformance measures.
HTMLPDF 71.24.066Partnership access line pilot programsDetermination to be made permanentLong-term funding.
HTMLPDF 71.24.067Partnership access linesPsychiatric consultation linesReview.
HTMLPDF 71.24.068Telebehavioral health access account.
HTMLPDF 71.24.100County-run behavioral health administrative services organizationsJoint operating agreementsRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.24.112Health engagement hubs pilot program.
HTMLPDF 71.24.113Grant programEmployment and education opportunities for persons recovering from a substance use disorder.
HTMLPDF 71.24.115Recovery navigator programs.
HTMLPDF 71.24.125Grant programTreatment servicesRegional access standards.
HTMLPDF 71.24.135Expanded recovery support services programRegional expanded recovery plans.
HTMLPDF 71.24.145Homeless outreach stabilization transition programPsychiatric outreachContingency management resourcesSubstance misuse prevention effortGrants.
HTMLPDF 71.24.155Grants to behavioral health administrative services, managed care organizations, and Indian health care providersAccounting.
HTMLPDF 71.24.160Proof as to uses made of state fundsUse of maintenance of effort funds.
HTMLPDF 71.24.200Expenditures of county funds subject to county fiscal laws.
HTMLPDF 71.24.215Sliding-scale fee schedules for clients receiving behavioral health services.
HTMLPDF 71.24.220State grants may be withheld for noncompliance with chapter or related rules.
HTMLPDF 71.24.240Eligibility for fundingCommunity behavioral health program plans to be approved by director prior to submittal to federal agency.
HTMLPDF 71.24.250Behavioral health administrative services organizationsReceipt of gifts and grants.
HTMLPDF 71.24.260Waiver of postgraduate educational requirementsMental health professionals.
HTMLPDF 71.24.300Behavioral health administrative services organizationsAdvisory boardsInclusion of tribesRoles and responsibilities.
HTMLPDF 71.24.335Reimbursement for behavioral health services provided through telemedicine or store and forward technologyCoverage requirementsAudio-only telemedicine.
HTMLPDF 71.24.370Behavioral health services contractsLimitation on state liability.
HTMLPDF 71.24.380Purchase of behavioral health servicesContractingRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.24.381Contracting for crisis services and medically necessary physical and behavioral health services.
HTMLPDF 71.24.383Managed care organization contractingRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.24.385Behavioral health administrative services and managed care organizationsMental health and substance use disorder treatment programsDevelopment and design requirements.
HTMLPDF 71.24.400Streamlining delivery systemFinding.
HTMLPDF 71.24.405Streamlining delivery system.
HTMLPDF 71.24.415Streamlining delivery systemAuthority duties to achieve outcomes.
HTMLPDF 71.24.420Expenditure of funds for operation of service delivery systemAppropriation levelsOutcome and performance measuresReport.
HTMLPDF 71.24.430Coordination of services for behavioral health clientsCollaborative service delivery.
HTMLPDF 71.24.432Coordination with regional crisis response systemsRegional protocolsRecommendations.
HTMLPDF 71.24.435Behavioral health systemImprovement strategy.
HTMLPDF 71.24.450Offenders with mental illnessesFindings and intent.
HTMLPDF 71.24.455Offenders with mental illnessesContracts for specialized access and services.
HTMLPDF 71.24.460Offenders with mental illnessesReport to legislature.
HTMLPDF 71.24.470Reentry community services programContract for case managementUse of appropriated funds.
HTMLPDF 71.24.480Reentry community services programLimitation on liability due to treatmentReporting requirements.
HTMLPDF 71.24.490Evaluation and treatment servicesCapacity needsBehavioral health administrative services and managed care organizations.
HTMLPDF 71.24.500Written guidance and trainingsManaged careIncarcerated and involuntarily hospitalized persons.
HTMLPDF 71.24.510Integrated comprehensive screening and assessment processImplementation.
HTMLPDF 71.24.520Substance use disorder program authority.
HTMLPDF 71.24.522Substance use disorderTraining for parents of adolescents and transition age youth.
HTMLPDF 71.24.525Agreements authorized under the interlocal cooperation act.
HTMLPDF 71.24.530Local funding and donative funding requirementsFacilities, plans, programs.
HTMLPDF 71.24.535Duties of authority.
HTMLPDF 71.24.540Drug courts.
HTMLPDF 71.24.545Comprehensive program for treatmentRegional facilities.
HTMLPDF 71.24.546Substance use recovery services planSubstance use recovery services advisory committeeRulesReport.
HTMLPDF 71.24.550City, town, or county without facilityContribution of liquor taxes prerequisite to use of another's facility.
HTMLPDF 71.24.555Liquor taxes and profitsCity and county eligibility conditioned.
HTMLPDF 71.24.560Opioid treatment programsPregnant individualsInformation and education.
HTMLPDF 71.24.565Acceptance for approved treatmentRules.
HTMLPDF 71.24.570Emergency service patrolEstablishmentRules.
HTMLPDF 71.24.575Criminal laws limitations.
HTMLPDF 71.24.580Criminal justice treatment account.
HTMLPDF 71.24.585Opioid and substance use disorder treatmentState response.
HTMLPDF 71.24.587Opioid use disorder treatmentPossession or use of lawfully prescribed medicationDeclaration by state.
HTMLPDF 71.24.589Law enforcement assisted diversionGrant program.
HTMLPDF 71.24.590Opioid treatmentProgram licensing or certification by department, department dutiesUse of medications by programDefinition.
HTMLPDF 71.24.593Opioid use disorder treatmentCare of individuals and their newbornsAuthority recommendations required.
HTMLPDF 71.24.594Opioid overdose reversal medicationsEducationDistributionLabelingLiability.
HTMLPDF 71.24.595Statewide treatment and operating standards for opioid treatment programsEvaluation and report.
HTMLPDF 71.24.597Opioid overdose reversal medicationCoordinated purchasing and distribution.
HTMLPDF 71.24.598Drug overdose response team.
HTMLPDF 71.24.599Opioid use disorderCity and county jailsFunding.
HTMLPDF 71.24.600Inability to contribute to cost of services no bar to admissionAuthority may limit admissions for nonmedicaid clients.
HTMLPDF 71.24.605Fetal alcohol screening and assessment services.
HTMLPDF 71.24.610Interagency agreement on prenatal substance exposure programs.
HTMLPDF 71.24.612Prenatal substance exposureRecommendations.
HTMLPDF 71.24.614Prenatal substance exposureContracting.
HTMLPDF 71.24.615Chemical dependency treatment expendituresPrioritization.
HTMLPDF 71.24.618Withdrawal management servicesSubstance use disorder treatment servicesPrior authorizationUtilization reviewMedical necessity review.
HTMLPDF 71.24.619Standard set of criteriaAuthority review.
HTMLPDF 71.24.621Withdrawal management servicesRequirements for limiting medication usage.
HTMLPDF 71.24.625Uniform application of chapterTraining for designated crisis responders.
HTMLPDF 71.24.630Integrated, comprehensive screening and assessment process for substance use and mental disorders.
HTMLPDF 71.24.635Cannabis consumptionHealth care provider guidancePromotion of reduction and cessation programs for populations at risk of serious complicationsRequest for proposalReport.
HTMLPDF 71.24.640Standards for certification or licensure of evaluation and treatment facilities.
HTMLPDF 71.24.645Standards for certification or licensure of crisis stabilization units.
HTMLPDF 71.24.648Standards for certification or licensure of intensive behavioral health treatment facilities.
HTMLPDF 71.24.649Standards for certification or licensure of mental health peer-run respite centers.
HTMLPDF 71.24.650Standards for certification or licensure of a clubhouse.
HTMLPDF 71.24.657Recovery residencesFundingVoucher programOutreachTraining.
HTMLPDF 71.24.660Recovery residencesReferrals by licensed or certified service providers.
HTMLPDF 71.24.665Psychiatric treatment, evaluation, and bed utilization for American Indians and Alaska NativesReport by authority.
HTMLPDF 71.24.670Substance use disorder treatment facilities and entitiesRecord sharing.
HTMLPDF 71.24.700Long-term inpatient care and mental health placementsContracting with community hospitals and evaluation and treatment facilities.
HTMLPDF 71.24.710Reentry servicesWork group.
HTMLPDF 71.24.715Reentry servicesWaiver application.
HTMLPDF 71.24.720Less restrictive alternative treatmentTransition teams.
HTMLPDF 71.24.845Transfer of clients between behavioral health administrative services organizationsUniform transfer agreement.
HTMLPDF 71.24.847Transfer of clientsPolicy and statistic reporting.
HTMLPDF 71.24.850Regional service areasReportManaged care integration.
HTMLPDF 71.24.852Intensive behavioral health treatment facilitiesResident rights and access to ombuds servicesRecommendations to governor and legislature.
HTMLPDF 71.24.855FindingIntentState hospitals.
HTMLPDF 71.24.861Behavioral health system coordination committee.
HTMLPDF 71.24.870Behavioral health servicesAdoption of rulesAudit.
HTMLPDF 71.24.872Regulatory parity between primary care and behavioral health care settingsInitial documentation requirements for patientsAdministrative burdensomeness.
HTMLPDF 71.24.880Interlocal leadership structureTransition to fully integrated managed care within a regional service area.
HTMLPDF 71.24.885Medicaid rate increasesReview authorityReporting.
HTMLPDF 71.24.887Training support grants for community mental health providersBehavioral health workforce pilot program.
HTMLPDF 71.24.890National 988 systemDesignated 988 contact hubsTechnology and platform developmentAgency collaboration.
HTMLPDF 71.24.892National 988 systemCrisis response improvement strategy committeeMembershipSteering committeeReports.
HTMLPDF 71.24.894National 988 systemDepartment reportingAudit.
HTMLPDF 71.24.896National 988 systemDuties owed to publicIndependent contractors.
HTMLPDF 71.24.898National 988 systemTechnical and operational plan.
HTMLPDF 71.24.899National 988 systemInformational materialsSocial media campaign.
HTMLPDF 71.24.903Mobile rapid response crisis team endorsement.
HTMLPDF 71.24.905Co-response services.
HTMLPDF 71.24.906National 988 systemNeeds assessmentRecommendationsReport.
HTMLPDF 71.24.907National 988 systemLimitation of liability.
HTMLPDF 71.24.908Data integration platform to support diversion effortsDevelopment and implementationExempt from public disclosure.
HTMLPDF 71.24.909Washington state institute for public policy study on recovery navigator programs and law enforcement assisted diversion programs.
HTMLPDF 71.24.910Balance billing violationsDiscipline.
HTMLPDF 71.24.911Statewide behavioral health treatment and recovery support services mapping tool.
HTMLPDF 71.24.912Work groupSystems, policies, and processes related to intake, screening, and assessment for substance use disorders.
HTMLPDF 71.24.913Substance use disordersComprehensive assessments, reports.
HTMLPDF 71.24.915Crisis continuum of care forum.
HTMLPDF 71.24.91623-hour crisis relief centersLicensing and certificationRulesStandards.
HTMLPDF 71.24.920Certified peer specialistsCourses of instructionDuties.
HTMLPDF 71.24.922Certified peer specialistsSupervision caseload reduction.
HTMLPDF 71.24.924Certified peer specialistsBilling.


Comprehensive community health centers: Chapter 70.10 RCW.
Funding: RCW 43.79.201 and 79.02.410.