HB 1200 - DIGEST


Finds that standardized chemical dependency assessment protocols should be required in court-involved chemical dependency cases to ensure accurate assessments and treatment plans. Assessment protocols should require that collateral background information be obtained along with a drug screen urinalysis obtained at time of assessment for all assessments with an initial finding of other than substance dependence, and that a standardized assessment summary should be required in all court-involved assessments.

Provides that court-involved assessments are limited to persons who have been arrested for a violation of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug under RCW 46.61.502 or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or any drug under RCW 46.61.504.

Requires a chemical dependency professional under chapter 246-811 WAC, a trainee supervised by an approved supervisor under chapter 246-810 WAC, or a probation assessment officer under chapter 388-805 WAC, to conduct each client assessment.