Chapter 72.23 RCW



HTMLPDF 72.23.010Definitions.
HTMLPDF 72.23.020State hospitals designated.
HTMLPDF 72.23.025Eastern and western state hospitalsPrimary diagnosis of mental disorderDutiesInstitutes for the study and treatment of mental disorders established.
HTMLPDF 72.23.027Integrated service deliveryIncentives to discourage inappropriate placementSpecialized care programs.
HTMLPDF 72.23.030SuperintendentPowersDirection of clinical care, exception.
HTMLPDF 72.23.035Background checks of prospective employees.
HTMLPDF 72.23.040Seal of hospital.
HTMLPDF 72.23.050Superintendent as witnessExemptions from military duty.
HTMLPDF 72.23.060GiftsRecordUse.
HTMLPDF 72.23.080Voluntary patientsLegal competencyRecord.
HTMLPDF 72.23.100Voluntary patientsPolicyDuration.
HTMLPDF 72.23.110Voluntary patientsLimitation as to number.
HTMLPDF 72.23.120Voluntary patientsCharges for hospitalization.
HTMLPDF 72.23.125Temporary residential observation and evaluation of persons requesting treatment.
HTMLPDF 72.23.130History of patient.
HTMLPDF 72.23.160EscapeApprehension and return.
HTMLPDF 72.23.170Escape of patientPenalty for assisting.
HTMLPDF 72.23.180Discharge, parole, death, escapeNoticeCertificate of discharge.
HTMLPDF 72.23.190DeathReport to coroner.
HTMLPDF 72.23.200Persons under eighteenConfinement in adult wards.
HTMLPDF 72.23.210Persons under eighteenSpecial wards and attendants.
HTMLPDF 72.23.230Patient's propertySuperintendent as custodianManagement and accounting.
HTMLPDF 72.23.240Patient's propertyDelivery to superintendent as acquittanceDefense, indemnity.
HTMLPDF 72.23.250Funds donated to patients.
HTMLPDF 72.23.260Federal patientsAgreements authorized.
HTMLPDF 72.23.280NonresidentsHospitalization.
HTMLPDF 72.23.290Transfer of patientsAuthority of transferee.
HTMLPDF 72.23.300Bringing narcotics, intoxicating liquors, weapons, etc., into institution or its grounds prohibitedPenalty.
HTMLPDF 72.23.390Safe patient handling.
HTMLPDF 72.23.400Workplace safety plan.
HTMLPDF 72.23.410Violence prevention training.
HTMLPDF 72.23.420Record of violent acts.
HTMLPDF 72.23.430NoncomplianceCitation under chapter 49.17 RCW.
HTMLPDF 72.23.440Technical assistance and training.
HTMLPDF 72.23.451Annual report to the legislature.
HTMLPDF 72.23.460Provisions applicable to hospitals governed by chapter.
HTMLPDF 72.23.900ConstructionPurpose1959 c 28.
HTMLPDF 72.23.910ConstructionEffect on laws relating to the criminally insane"Insane" as used in other statutes.
HTMLPDF 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.