SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5468





                        57th Legislature

                      2001 Regular Session

Passed by the Senate April 18, 2001

  YEAS 46   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House April 5, 2001

  YEAS 97   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5468 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives






Speaker of the

      House of Representatives



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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5468



                      AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Costa, Long, Hargrove and Kohl‑Welles; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)



Revising the chemical dependency disposition alternative.  

    AN ACT Relating to the chemical dependency disposition alternative; and amending RCW 13.40.165.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 13.40.165 and 1997 c 338 s 26 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The purpose of this disposition alternative is to ensure that successful treatment options to reduce recidivism are available to eligible youth, pursuant to RCW 70.96A.520.  The court must consider eligibility for the chemical dependency disposition alternative when a juvenile offender is subject to a standard range disposition of local sanctions or 15 to 36 weeks of confinement and has not committed an A- or B+ offense, other than a first time B+ offense under chapter 69.50 RCW.  The court, on its own motion or the motion of the state or the respondent if the evidence shows that the offender may be chemically dependent or substance abusing, may order an examination by a chemical dependency counselor from a chemical dependency treatment facility approved under chapter 70.96A RCW to determine if the youth is chemically dependent ((and amenable to treatment)) or substance abusingThe offender shall pay the cost of any examination ordered under this subsection unless the court finds that the offender is indigent and no third party insurance coverage is available, in which case the state shall pay the cost.

    (2) The report of the examination shall include at a minimum the following:  The respondent's version of the facts and the official version of the facts, the respondent's offense history, an assessment of drug-alcohol problems and previous treatment attempts, the respondent's social, educational, and employment situation, and other evaluation measures used.  The report shall set forth the sources of the examiner's information.

    (3) The examiner shall assess and report regarding the respondent's ((amenability to treatment and)) relative risk to the community.  A proposed treatment plan shall be provided and shall include, at a minimum:

    (a) Whether inpatient and/or outpatient treatment is recommended;

    (b) Availability of appropriate treatment;

    (c) Monitoring plans, including any requirements regarding living conditions, lifestyle requirements, and monitoring by family members, legal guardians, or others;

    (d) Anticipated length of treatment; and

    (e) Recommended crime-related prohibitions((; and

    (f) Whether the respondent is amenable to treatment)).

    (4) The court on its own motion may order, or on a motion by the state or the respondent shall order, a second examination ((regarding the offender's amenability to treatment)).  The evaluator shall be selected by the party making the motion.  The ((defendant)) requesting party shall pay the cost of any examination ordered under this subsection (((4) or subsection (1) of this section)) unless the requesting party is the offender and the court finds that the offender is indigent and no third party insurance coverage is available, in which case the state shall pay the cost.

    (5)(a) After receipt of reports of the examination, the court shall then consider whether the offender and the community will benefit from use of this chemical dependency disposition alternative and consider the victim's opinion whether the offender should receive a treatment disposition under this section.

    (b) If the court determines that this chemical dependency disposition alternative is appropriate, then the court shall impose the standard range for the offense, suspend execution of the disposition, and place the offender on community supervision for up to one year.  As a condition of the suspended disposition, the court shall require the offender to undergo available outpatient drug/alcohol treatment and/or inpatient drug/alcohol treatment.  For purposes of this section, ((the sum of confinement time and)) inpatient treatment may not exceed ninety days.  As a condition of the suspended disposition, the court may impose conditions of community supervision and other sanctions, including up to thirty days of confinement, one hundred fifty hours of community service, and payment of legal financial obligations and restitution.

    (6) The drug/alcohol treatment provider shall submit monthly reports on the respondent's progress in treatment to the court and the parties.  The reports shall reference the treatment plan and include at a minimum the following:  Dates of attendance, respondent's compliance with requirements, treatment activities, the respondent's relative progress in treatment, and any other material specified by the court at the time of the disposition.

    At the time of the disposition, the court may set treatment review hearings as the court considers appropriate.

    If the offender violates any condition of the disposition or the court finds that the respondent is failing to make satisfactory progress in treatment, the court may impose sanctions pursuant to RCW 13.40.200 or revoke the suspension and order execution of the disposition.  The court shall give credit for any confinement time previously served if that confinement was for the offense for which the suspension is being revoked.

    (7) For purposes of this section, "victim" means any person who has sustained emotional, psychological, physical, or financial injury to person or property as a direct result of the offense charged.

    (8) Whenever a juvenile offender is entitled to credit for time spent in detention prior to a dispositional order, the dispositional order shall specifically state the number of days of credit for time served.

    (9) In no case shall the term of confinement imposed by the court at disposition exceed that to which an adult could be subjected for the same offense.

    (10) A disposition under this section is not appealable under RCW 13.40.230.


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