Wash. Rev. Code § 71.05.232

Current through the 2021 Regular Session
Section 71.05.232 - Discharge reviews-Consultations, notifications required
(1) When a state hospital admits a person for evaluation or treatment under this chapter who has a history of one or more violent acts and:
(a) Has been transferred from a correctional facility; or
(b) Is or has been under the authority of the department of corrections or the indeterminate sentence review board,

the state hospital shall consult with the appropriate corrections and *chemical dependency personnel and the appropriate forensic staff at the state hospital to conduct a discharge review to determine whether the person presents a likelihood of serious harm and whether the person is appropriate for release to a less restrictive alternative.

(2) When a state hospital returns a person who was reviewed under subsection (1) of this section to a correctional facility, the hospital shall notify the correctional facility that the person was subject to a discharge review pursuant to this section.

RCW 71.05.232

2004 c 166 § 18.

*Reviser's note:RCW 71.05.020 was amended by 2019 c 325 § 3001, deleting the definition of "chemical dependency," effective January 1, 2020.

Severability-Effective dates-2004 c 166: See notes following RCW 71.05.040.