Chapter 71.34 RCW


(Formerly: Mental health services for minors)


HTMLPDF 71.34.010Purpose.
HTMLPDF 71.34.020Definitions.
HTMLPDF 71.34.300Evaluation and treatment program for minorsAuthority's responsibility.
HTMLPDF 71.34.305Notice to parents, school contacts for referring students to inpatient treatment.
HTMLPDF 71.34.310Jurisdiction over proceedings under chapterVenue.
HTMLPDF 71.34.315Mental health commissionersAuthority.
HTMLPDF 71.34.320Transfer of superior court proceedings to juvenile department.
HTMLPDF 71.34.325Court proceedings under chapter subject to rules of state supreme court.
HTMLPDF 71.34.330Attorneys appointed for minorsCompensation.
HTMLPDF 71.34.335Court records and files confidentialAvailability.
HTMLPDF 71.34.351Delivery of minor to treatment facilities.
HTMLPDF 71.34.355Rights of minors undergoing treatmentPostingWaiverPresumption of incompetency.
HTMLPDF 71.34.356Possessions of minors undergoing treatment.
HTMLPDF 71.34.360No detention of minors after eighteenth birthdayExceptions.
HTMLPDF 71.34.365Release of minorRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.34.375Family-initiated treatmentNotice to parents of available treatment options.
HTMLPDF 71.34.377Failure to notify parent or guardian of treatment optionsCivil penalty.
HTMLPDF 71.34.379Notice to parent or guardianTreatment optionsPolicy and protocol adoptionReport.
HTMLPDF 71.34.380Department, department of health, and authority to adopt rules to effectuate chapter.
HTMLPDF 71.34.385Uniform application of chapterTraining for designated crisis responders.
HTMLPDF 71.34.387Online training for behavioral health providersState law and best practices when providing behavioral health services to children, youth, and families.
HTMLPDF 71.34.3871Stakeholder engagement efforts to measure impacts of the adolescent behavioral health care access act (2019 c 381)Reports to governor and legislature.
HTMLPDF 71.34.390Redirection of Title XIX funds to fund placements within the state.
HTMLPDF 71.34.395Availability of treatment does not create right to obtain public funds.
HTMLPDF 71.34.400Eligibility for medical assistance under chapter 74.09 RCWPayment by authority.
HTMLPDF 71.34.405Liability for costs of minor's treatment and careRules.
HTMLPDF 71.34.406Liability of costs of minor's treatmentInvoluntary detentionRules.
HTMLPDF 71.34.410Liability for performance of duties under this chapter limited.
HTMLPDF 71.34.415Judicial servicesCivil commitment casesReimbursement.
HTMLPDF 71.34.420Evaluation and treatment servicesUnavailabilitySingle bed certification.
HTMLPDF 71.34.430Release of adolescent's mental health information to parent without adolescent's consent.
HTMLPDF 71.34.440Detention of minorsPermission to leave facility.
HTMLPDF 71.34.500Self-admission of adolescent for inpatient behavioral health treatment or substance use disorder treatmentRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.34.510Notice to parents of adolescent voluntarily admitted to inpatient treatmentWhen requiredDuties of professional person in chargeForm of notice.
HTMLPDF 71.34.520Notice of intent to leave inpatient treatment by adolescent voluntarily admittedDuties of receiving staff memberTime frame for discharge of adolescent.
HTMLPDF 71.34.530Outpatient treatment of adolescent.
HTMLPDF 71.34.600Parental request for determination of whether adolescent has a behavioral health disorder requiring inpatient treatmentAdolescent's consent not required for admission, evaluation, and treatmentDuties and obligations of professional person and facility.
HTMLPDF 71.34.610Authority's review of medical necessity of inpatient treatment of adolescent admitted to a facility due to parental requestRequired considerations in making determinationProcedures for releaseAt-risk youth petitionCostsPublic funds.
HTMLPDF 71.34.620Adolescent's court petition for release from inpatient treatment facilityJudicial review of medical necessity.
HTMLPDF 71.34.630Adolescent not released from inpatient treatment facility by court petitionRelease within thirty daysInitiation of proceedings to stop release.
HTMLPDF 71.34.640Evaluation of treatment of adolescents.
HTMLPDF 71.34.650Parental request for determination of whether adolescent has a behavioral health disorder requiring outpatient treatmentAdolescent's consent not required for evaluation and certain treatmentTreatment reviewsDischarge.
HTMLPDF 71.34.660Limitation on liability for admitting or accepting adolescent.
HTMLPDF 71.34.670"Appropriately trained professional person" defined by rule.
HTMLPDF 71.34.680Data collection and tracking system for adolescents receiving treatment.
HTMLPDF 71.34.700Evaluation of adolescent brought for immediate inpatient treatmentTemporary detention.
HTMLPDF 71.34.705Evaluation of adolescent brought for immediate inpatient treatmentConsiderations.
HTMLPDF 71.34.706Evaluation of adolescent brought for immediate inpatient treatmentConsiderations.
HTMLPDF 71.34.710Adolescent who presents likelihood of serious harm or is gravely disabledTransport to inpatient facilityPetition for initial detentionNoticeFacility to evaluate and admit or release adolescent.
HTMLPDF 71.34.720Examination and evaluation of minor approved for inpatient admissionReferral to a secure withdrawal management and stabilization facility or substance use disorder treatment programRight to communication, exceptionEvaluation and treatment period.
HTMLPDF 71.34.730Petition for fourteen-day commitmentRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.34.735Commitment hearingContinuance or postponement.
HTMLPDF 71.34.740Commitment hearingRequirementsFindings by courtCommitmentRelease.
HTMLPDF 71.34.750Petition for one hundred eighty-day commitmentHearingRequirementsFindings by courtCommitment orderReleaseSuccessive commitments.
HTMLPDF 71.34.755Less restrictive alternative treatmentRequirements.
HTMLPDF 71.34.760Placement of minor in state evaluation and treatment facility or substance use disorder treatment programPlacement committeeFacility or program to report to committee.
HTMLPDF 71.34.770Release of minorConditional releaseDischarge.
HTMLPDF 71.34.780Minor's failure to adhere to outpatient conditionsDeterioration of minor's functioningTransport to facility or programOrder of apprehension and detentionRevocation of alternative treatment or conditional releaseHearings.
HTMLPDF 71.34.790Transportation for minors committed to state facility for one hundred eighty-day treatment.
HTMLPDF 71.34.795Transferring or moving persons from juvenile correctional institutions or facilities to evaluation and treatment facilities.
HTMLPDF 71.34.796Transfer of person committed to juvenile correction institution to institution or facility for juveniles with behavioral health disorders.
HTMLPDF 71.34.815Assisted outpatient treatmentFindingsPetition, court order for less restrictive alternative treatmentProcedure.
HTMLPDF 71.34.905Rule makingAccess to files and records of court proceedings.
HTMLPDF 71.34.910Appearance by video technology.
HTMLPDF 71.34.915Authority outreachLaw and policy communicationAccessibility.
HTMLPDF 71.34.918Authority outreachParent portalReport to legislature.


Court files and records closedExceptions: RCW 71.05.620.