|Passed by the House April 15, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 14, 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 HOUSE BILL 1612 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|
Read first time 02/03/2003. Referred to Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Law.
AN ACT Relating to notification to parents of the mental health treatment options for minors available under chapter 71.34 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 71.34 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 71.34 RCW
to read as follows:
(1) The evaluation and treatment facility is required to promptly provide written and verbal notice of all statutorily available treatment options contained in this chapter to every parent or guardian of a minor child when the parent or guardian seeks to have his or her minor child treated at an evaluation and treatment facility.
(2) The notice must contain the following information:
(a) All current statutorily available treatment options including but not limited to those provided in this chapter; and
(b) The procedures to be followed to utilize the treatment options described in this chapter.
(3) The department shall produce, and make available, the written notification that must include, at a minimum, the information contained in subsection (2) of this section.