Behavioral health administrative service organizations and managed care organizations—Voluntary and involuntary inpatient evaluation and treatment services.
(1) A behavioral health administrative service organization (BH-ASO) and managed care organization (MCO) must develop and implement age and culturally competent behavioral health services that are consistent with chapters 71.24
, 71.05, and 71.34
(2) For involuntary evaluation and treatment services, the BH-ASO or MCO:
(a) Must ensure that people in their regional service area have access to involuntary inpatient care; and
(b) Is responsible for coordinating discharge planning with the treating inpatient facility.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021
, 2019 c 325, 2014 c 225, and 2018 c 201. WSR 19-24-063, § 182-538D-0254, filed 11/27/19, effective 1/1/20.]