HOUSE BILL NO. 2582
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1990 Regular Session
By Representatives Bowman, McLean, Basich, Hargrove, Moyer, Walker, R. Meyers, Fuhrman, Ballard, Silver, Schoon, Wood, Tate, Winsley and Todd
Read first time 1/15/90 and referred to Committee on Human Services.
AN ACT Relating to runaway youth; and amending RCW 74.13.034.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. Section 80, chapter 155, Laws of 1979 as last amended by section 17, chapter 298, Laws of 1981 andRCW 74.13.034 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) A child taken into custody and taken to a crisis residential center established pursuant to RCW 74.13.032(2) may, if the center is unable to provide appropriate treatment, supervision, and structure to the child, be taken at department expense to another crisis residential center or the nearest regional crisis residential center. Placement in both centers shall not exceed seventy-two hours from the point of intake as provided in RCW 13.32A.130.
(2) A child
taken into custody and taken to a crisis residential center established by this
chapter may be placed physically by the department or the department's designee
and, at departmental expense and approval, in a secure juvenile detention
facility operated by the county in which the center is located for a maximum of
forty-eight hours, ((
including)) excluding Saturdays, Sundays,
and holidays, if the person in charge of the crisis residential center finds
that the child is seriously assaultive or seriously destructive towards others
and the center is unable to provide appropriate supervision and structure. Any
child who takes unauthorized leave from the center, if the person in charge of
the center cannot provide supervision and structure adequate to ensure that the
child will not again take unauthorized leave, may be taken to a secure juvenile
detention facility subject to the provisions of this section: PROVIDED, That
juveniles placed in such a facility pursuant to this section may not, to the
extent possible, come in contact with alleged or convicted juvenile or adult
(3) Any child placed in secure detention pursuant to this section shall, during the period of confinement, be provided with appropriate treatment by the department or the department's designee, which shall include the services defined in RCW 74.13.033(2). If the child placed in secure detention is not returned home or if an alternative living arrangement agreeable to the parent and the child is not made within twenty-four hours after the child's admission, the child shall be taken at the department's expense to a crisis residential center. Placement in the crisis residential center or centers plus placement in juvenile detention shall not exceed seventy-two hours from the point of intake as provided in RCW 13.32A.130.
detention facilities used pursuant to this section shall first be certified by
the department to ensure that juveniles placed in the facility pursuant to this
section are provided with living conditions suitable to the well-being of the
child.)) Where space is available, juvenile courts(( , when certified by
the department to do so,)) shall provide secure placement for juveniles
pursuant to this section, at department expense.
(5) It is the intent of the legislature that by July 1, 1982, crisis residential centers, supplemented by community mental health programs and mental health professionals, will be able to respond appropriately to children admitted to centers under this chapter and will be able to respond to the needs of such children with appropriate treatment, supervision, and structure.