|Passed by the House February 12, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 17, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1010 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
Prefiled 12/30/2002. Read first time 01/13/2003. Referred to Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Law.
AN ACT Relating to discharge of a minor from a mental health facility; and amending RCW 71.34.046.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 71.34.046 and 1998 c 296 s 16 are each amended to read
(1) Any minor thirteen years or older voluntarily admitted to an evaluation and treatment facility under RCW 71.34.042 may give notice of intent to leave at any time. The notice need not follow any specific form so long as it is written and the intent of the minor can be discerned.
(2) The staff member receiving the notice shall date it immediately, record its existence in the minor's clinical record, and send copies of it to the minor's attorney, if any, the county-designated mental health professional, and the parent.
(3) The professional person shall discharge the minor, thirteen years or older, from the facility ((
upon)) by the second judicial day
following receipt of the minor's notice of intent to leave.