SENATE BILL 6482





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate February 11, 2002

  YEAS 48   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House March 6, 2002

  YEAS 93   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SENATE BILL 6482 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives









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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                         SENATE BILL 6482



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington   57th Legislature        2002 Regular Session


By Senators Long, Hargrove, Winsley, Haugen, Stevens, Deccio and Rasmussen


Read first time 01/18/2002.  Referred to Committee on Human Services & Corrections.

Removing time limits for treatment under the alcohol and drug addiction treatment and support act.

    AN ACT Relating to removing time limits for treatment under the alcohol and drug addiction treatment and support act; and amending RCW 74.50.050.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 74.50.050 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 18 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The department shall establish a treatment program to provide, within available funds, alcohol and drug treatment services for indigent persons eligible under this chapter.  The treatment services may include but are not limited to:

    (a) Intensive inpatient treatment services;

    (b) Recovery house treatment;

    (c) Outpatient treatment and counseling, including assistance in obtaining employment, and including a living allowance while undergoing outpatient treatment.  The living allowance may not be used to provide shelter to clients in a dormitory setting that does not require sobriety as a condition of residence.  The living allowance shall be administered on the clients' behalf by the outpatient treatment facility or other social service agency designated by the department.  The department is authorized to pay the facility a fee for administering this allowance.

    (2) ((No individual may receive treatment services under this section for more than six months in any two-year period:  PROVIDED, That the department may approve additional treatment and/or living allowance as an exception.

    (3))) The department may require an applicant or recipient selecting treatment to complete inpatient and recovery house treatment when, in the judgment of a designated assessment center, such treatment is necessary prior to providing the outpatient program.


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