SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2385
C 151 L 90
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1990 Regular Session
By House Committee on Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Sayan, Moyer and Winsley; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Read first time 2/2/90.
AN ACT Relating to clarification of existing laws regarding chemical dependency; amending RCW 70.96A.150, 70.96A.140, 74.09.790, 70.96A.180, 70.96A.110, 70.96A.120, and 70.96A.320; reenacting and amending RCW 70.96A.020 and 70.96A.090; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. Section 15, chapter 122, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. as amended by section 1, chapter 162, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.150 are each amended to read as follows:
registration and other records of treatment ((
shall remain confidential. Records may be disclosed (a) in accordance with the
prior written consent of the patient with respect to whom such record is
maintained, (b) if authorized by an appropriate order of a court of competent
jurisdiction granted after application showing good cause, (c) to comply with
state laws mandating the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect, or (d)
when a patient commits a crime on program premises or against program
personnel, or threatens to do so.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the secretary may receive information from patients' records for purposes of research into the causes and treatment of alcoholism and other drug addiction, verification of eligibility and appropriateness of reimbursement, and the evaluation of alcoholism and other drug treatment programs. Information under this subsection shall not be published in a way that discloses patients' names or otherwise discloses their identities.
(3) Nothing contained in this chapter relieves a person or firm from the requirements under federal regulations for the confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records. Obligations imposed on drug and alcohol treatment programs and protections afforded alcohol and drug abuse patients under federal regulations apply to all programs approved by the department under RCW 70.96A.090.
Sec. 2. Section 2, chapter 122, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. as amended by section 3, chapter 270, Laws of 1989 and by section 305, chapter 271, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.020 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
For the purposes of this chapter the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(1) "Alcoholic" means a person who suffers from the disease of alcoholism.
(2) "Alcoholism" means a disease, characterized by a dependency on alcoholic beverages, loss of control over the amount and circumstances of use, symptoms of tolerance, physiological or psychological withdrawal, or both, if use is reduced or discontinued, and impairment of health or disruption of social or economic functioning.
(3) "Approved treatment program" means a discrete program of chemical dependency treatment provided by a treatment program certified by the department of social and health services as meeting standards adopted under this chapter.
(4) "Chemical dependency" means alcoholism or drug addiction, or dependence on alcohol and one or more other psychoactive chemicals, as the context requires.
(5) "Chemical dependency program" means expenditures and activities of the department designed and conducted to prevent or treat alcoholism and other drug addiction, including reasonable administration and overhead.
(6) "Department" means the department of social and health services.
(7) "Designated chemical dependency specialist" means a person designated by the county alcoholism and other drug addiction program coordinator designated under RCW 70.96A.310 to perform the commitment duties described in RCW 70.96A.140 and qualified to do so by meeting standards adopted by the department.
(8) "Director" means the person administering the chemical dependency program within the department.
(9) "Drug addict" means a person who suffers from the disease
of drug addiction.
(10) "Drug addiction" means a disease characterized by a
dependency on psychoactive chemicals, loss of control over the amount and
circumstances of use, symptoms of tolerance, physiological or psychological
withdrawal, or both, if use is reduced or discontinued, and impairment of
health or disruption of social or economic functioning.
(11) "Emergency service patrol" means a patrol established
under RCW 70.96A.170.
(12) "Gravely disabled by alcohol or other drugs" means that a
person, as a result of the use of alcohol or other drugs: (a) Is in danger of
serious physical harm resulting from a failure to provide for his or her
essential human needs of health or safety; or (b) manifests severe
deterioration in routine functioning evidenced by a repeated and escalating
loss of cognition or volitional control over his or her actions and is not
receiving care as essential for his or her health or safety.
(13) "Incapacitated by alcohol or other psychoactive chemicals" means that a person, as a result of the use of alcohol or other psychoactive chemicals, has his or her judgment so impaired that he or she is incapable of realizing and making a rational decision with respect to his or her need for treatment and constitutes a danger to himself or herself, to any other person, or to property.
(14) "Incompetent person" means a person who has been adjudged
incompetent by the superior court.
(15) "Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or
physical functioning is substantially impaired as a result of the use of
alcohol or other psychoactive chemicals.
(16) "Licensed physician" means a person licensed to practice
medicine or osteopathy in the state of Washington.
(17) "Peace officer" means a law enforcement official of a public agency or governmental unit, and includes persons specifically given peace officer powers by any state law, local ordinance, or judicial order of appointment.
(18) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of social and health services.
(19) "Treatment" means the broad range of emergency,
detoxification, residential, and outpatient services and care, including
diagnostic evaluation, chemical dependency education and counseling, medical,
psychiatric, psychological, and social service care, vocational rehabilitation
and career counseling, which may be extended to alcoholics and other drug
addicts and their families, persons incapacitated by alcohol or other
psychoactive chemicals, and intoxicated persons.
(20) "Treatment program" means an organization, institution,
or corporation, public or private, engaged in the care, treatment, or
rehabilitation of alcoholics or other drug addicts.
Sec. 3. Section 14, chapter 122, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. as last amended by section 307, chapter 271, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.140 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) When ((
person in charge of a treatment facility, or his or her designee)) a
designated chemical dependency specialist, receives information alleging that
a person is incapacitated as a result of alcoholism, the (( person in charge,
or his or her designee)) designated chemical dependency specialist,
after investigation and evaluation of the specific facts alleged and of the
reliability and credibility of the information, may file a petition for
commitment of such person with the superior court or district court. If the (( person
in charge, or his or her designee)) designated chemical dependency
specialist, finds that the initial needs of such person would be better
served by placement within the mental health system, the person shall be
referred to an evaluation and treatment facility as defined in RCW 71.05.020.
If placement in an alcohol treatment (( facility)) program is
available and deemed appropriate, the petition shall allege that: The person
is an alcoholic who is incapacitated by alcohol, or that the person has twice
before in the preceding twelve months been admitted for detoxification or
treatment for alcoholism pursuant to RCW 70.96A.110 and is in need of a more
sustained treatment program, or that the person is an alcoholic who has
threatened, attempted, or inflicted physical harm on another and is likely to
inflict physical harm on another unless committed. A refusal to undergo
treatment, by itself, does not constitute evidence of lack of judgment as to
the need for treatment. The petition shall be accompanied by a certificate of
a licensed physician who has examined the person within five days before
submission of the petition, unless the person whose commitment is sought has
refused to submit to a medical examination, in which case the fact of refusal
shall be alleged in the petition. The certificate shall set forth the licensed
physician's findings in support of the allegations of the petition. A
physician employed by the petitioning (( facility)) program or the
department is eligible to be the certifying physician.
filing the petition, the court shall fix a date for a hearing no less than two
and no more than seven days after the date the petition was filed unless the
person petitioned against is presently being detained in a ((
pursuant to RCW 70.96A.120 or 71.05.210, as now or hereafter amended, in which
case the hearing shall be held within seventy-two hours of the filing of the
petition: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That the above specified seventy-two hours shall
be computed by excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: PROVIDED FURTHER,
That, the court may, upon motion of the person whose commitment is sought, or upon
motion of petitioner with written permission of the person whose commitment is
sought, or his or her counsel and, upon good cause shown, extend the date for
the hearing. A copy of the petition and of the notice of the hearing,
including the date fixed by the court, shall be served by the (( treatment
facility)) designated chemical dependency specialist on the person
whose commitment is sought, his or her next of kin, a parent or his or her
legal guardian if he or she is a minor, and any other person the court believes
advisable. A copy of the petition and certificate shall be delivered to each
(3) At the hearing the court shall hear all relevant testimony, including, if possible, the testimony, which may be telephonic, of at least one licensed physician who has examined the person whose commitment is sought. Communications otherwise deemed privileged under the laws of this state are deemed to be waived in proceedings under this chapter when a court of competent jurisdiction in its discretion determines that the waiver is necessary to protect either the detained person or the public. The waiver of a privilege under this section is limited to records or testimony relevant to evaluation of the detained person for purposes of a proceeding under this chapter. Upon motion by the detained person, or on its own motion, the court shall examine a record or testimony sought by a petitioner to determine whether it is within the scope of the waiver.
The record maker shall not be required to testify in order to introduce medical, nursing, or psychological records of detained persons so long as the requirements of RCW 5.45.020 are met, except that portions of the record that contain opinions as to whether the detained person is an alcoholic must be deleted from the records unless the person offering the opinions is available for cross-examination. The person shall be present unless the court believes that his or her presence is likely to be injurious to him or her; in this event the court may deem it appropriate to appoint a guardian ad litem to represent him or her throughout the proceeding. If deemed advisable, the court may examine the person out of courtroom. If the person has refused to be examined by a licensed physician, he or she shall be given an opportunity to be examined by a court appointed licensed physician. If he or she refuses and there is sufficient evidence to believe that the allegations of the petition are true, or if the court believes that more medical evidence is necessary, the court may make a temporary order committing him or her to the department for a period of not more than five days for purposes of a diagnostic examination.
after hearing all relevant evidence, including the results of any diagnostic
examination, the court finds that grounds for involuntary commitment have been
established by clear, cogent, and convincing proof, it shall make an order of
commitment to an approved treatment ((
facility)) program. It
shall not order commitment of a person unless it determines that an approved
treatment (( facility)) program is available and able to provide
adequate and appropriate treatment for him or her.
person committed under this section shall remain in the ((
for treatment for a period of sixty days unless sooner discharged. At the end
of the sixty-day period, he or she shall be discharged automatically unless the
(( facility)) program, before expiration of the period, files a
petition for his or her recommitment upon the grounds set forth in subsection
(1) of this section for a further period of ninety days unless sooner
discharged. If a person has been committed because he or she is an alcoholic
likely to inflict physical harm on another, the (( facility)) program
shall apply for recommitment if after examination it is determined that the
likelihood still exists.
the filing of a petition for recommitment under subsection (5) of this section,
the court shall fix a date for hearing no less than two and no more than seven
days after the date the petition was filed: PROVIDED, That, the court may,
upon motion of the person whose commitment is sought and upon good cause shown,
extend the date for the hearing. A copy of the petition and of the notice of hearing,
including the date fixed by the court, shall be served by the treatment ((
program on the person whose commitment is sought, his or her next of
kin, the original petitioner under subsection (1) of this section if different
from the petitioner for recommitment, one of his or her parents or his or her
legal guardian if he or she is a minor, and his or her attorney and any other
person the court believes advisable. At the hearing the court shall proceed as
provided in subsection (3) of this section.
approved treatment ((
facility)) program shall provide for
adequate and appropriate treatment of a person committed to its custody. A
person committed under this section may be transferred from one approved public
treatment (( facility)) program to another if transfer is
person committed to the custody of a ((
facility)) program for
treatment shall be discharged at any time before the end of the period for
which he or she has been committed and he or she shall be discharged by order
of the court if either of the following conditions are met:
(a) In case of an alcoholic committed on the grounds of likelihood of infliction of physical harm upon himself, herself, or another, the likelihood no longer exists; or further treatment will not be likely to bring about significant improvement in the person's condition, or treatment is no longer adequate or appropriate.
(b) In case of an alcoholic committed on the grounds of the need of treatment and incapacity, that the incapacity no longer exists.
(9) The court shall inform the person whose commitment or recommitment is sought of his or her right to contest the application, be represented by counsel at every stage of any proceedings relating to his or her commitment and recommitment, and have counsel appointed by the court or provided by the court, if he or she wants the assistance of counsel and is unable to obtain counsel. If the court believes that the person needs the assistance of counsel, the court shall require, by appointment if necessary, counsel for him or her regardless of his or her wishes. The person shall, if he or she is financially able, bear the costs of such legal service; otherwise such legal service shall be at public expense. The person whose commitment or recommitment is sought shall be informed of his or her right to be examined by a licensed physician of his or her choice. If the person is unable to obtain a licensed physician and requests examination by a physician, the court shall employ a licensed physician.
(10) A person committed under this chapter may at any time seek to be discharged from commitment by writ of habeas corpus in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(11) The venue for proceedings under this section is the county in which person to be committed resides or is present.
in the opinion of the professional person in charge of the ((
providing involuntary treatment under this chapter, the committed patient can
be appropriately served by less restrictive treatment before expiration of the
period of commitment, then the less restrictive care may be required as a
condition for early release for a period which, when added to the initial
treatment period, does not exceed the period of commitment. If the (( facility))
program designated to provide the less restrictive treatment is other
than the (( facility)) program providing the initial involuntary
treatment, the (( facility)) program so designated must agree in
writing to assume such responsibility. A copy of the conditions for early
release shall be given to the patient, the designated (( county alcoholism))
chemical dependency specialist of original commitment, and the
court of original commitment. The (( facility)) program
designated to provide less restrictive care may modify the conditions for
continued release when the modifications are in the best interests of the
patient. If the (( facility)) program providing less restrictive
care and the designated (( county alcoholism)) chemical dependency
specialist determine that a conditionally released patient is failing to adhere
to the terms and conditions of his or her release, or that substantial
deterioration in the patient's functioning has occurred, then the designated (( county
alcoholism)) chemical dependency specialist shall notify the court
of original commitment and request a hearing to be held no less than two and no
more than seven days after the date of the request to determine whether or not
the person should be returned to more restrictive care. The designated (( alcoholism))
chemical dependency specialist shall file a petition with the court
stating the facts substantiating the need for the hearing along with the
treatment recommendations. The patient shall have the same rights with respect
to notice, hearing, and counsel as for the original involuntary treatment
proceedings. The issues to be determined at the hearing are whether the
conditionally released patient did or did not adhere to the terms and
conditions of his or her release to less restrictive care or that substantial
deterioration of the patient's functioning has occurred and whether the
conditions of release should be modified or the person should be returned to a
more restrictive (( facility)) program. The hearing may be waived
by the patient and his or her counsel and his or her guardian or conservator,
if any, but may not be waived unless all such persons agree to the waiver.
Upon waiver, the person may be returned for involuntary treatment or continued
on conditional release on the same or modified conditions.
Sec. 4. Section 4, chapter 10, Laws of 1989 1st ex. sess. and RCW 74.09.790 are each amended to read as follows:
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout RCW 74.09.760 through 74.09.820 and 74.09.510:
(1) "At-risk eligible person" means an eligible person determined by the department to need special assistance in applying for and obtaining maternity care, including pregnant women who are substance abusers, pregnant and parenting adolescents, pregnant minority women, and other eligible persons who need special assistance in gaining access to the maternity care system.
(2) "County authority" means the board of county commissioners, county council, or county executive having the authority to participate in the maternity care access program or its designee. Two or more county authorities may enter into joint agreements to fulfill the requirements of this chapter.
(3) "Department" means the department of social and health services.
"Eligible person" means a woman in need of maternity care or a
child, who is eligible for medical assistance pursuant to this chapter
74.09 RCW)) or the prenatal care program administered by the
(5) "Maternity care services" means inpatient and outpatient medical care, case management, and support services necessary during prenatal, delivery, and postpartum periods.
"Support services" means, at least, public health nursing assessment
and follow-up, health and childbirth education, psychological assessment and
counseling, outreach services, nutritional assessment and counseling, needed
vitamin and nonprescriptive drugs, transportation, and child care. Support
services may include alcohol and substance abuse treatment for pregnant women
who are addicted or at risk of being addicted to alcohol or drugs to the extent
funds are made available for that purpose ((
by Engrossed Second Substitute
House Bill No. 1793, if enacted)).
Sec. 5. Section 9, chapter 122, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. as amended by section 131, chapter 175, Laws of 1989 and by section 19, chapter 270, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.090 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
(1) The department shall adopt rules establishing standards for approved treatment programs, the process for the review and inspection program applying to the department for certification as an approved treatment program, and fixing the fees to be charged by the department for the required inspections. The standards may concern the health standards to be met and standards of services and treatment to be afforded patients.
department may ((
either grant or deny a certification of approval or revoke
or)) suspend (( certification previously granted after investigation to
ascertain whether or not the treatment program meets)), revoke, limit,
restrict, or modify an approval, or refuse to grant approval, for failure to
meet the provisions of this chapter, or the standards adopted under this
chapter. RCW 43.20A.205 governs notice of a license denial, revocation,
suspension, or modification and provides the right to an adjudicative
(3) No treatment program may advertise or represent itself as an approved treatment program if approval has not been granted, has been denied, suspended, revoked, or canceled.
(4) Certification as an approved treatment program is effective for one calendar year from the date of issuance of the certificate. The certification shall specify the types of services provided by the approved treatment program that meet the standards adopted under this chapter. Renewal of certification shall be made in accordance with this section for initial approval and in accordance with the standards set forth in rules adopted by the secretary.
(5) Approved treatment programs shall not provide alcoholism or other drug addiction treatment services for which the approved treatment program has not been certified. Approved treatment programs may provide services for which approval has been sought and is pending, if approval for the services has not been previously revoked or denied.
(6) The department periodically shall inspect approved public and private treatment programs at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner.
(7) The department shall maintain and periodically publish a current list of approved treatment programs.
(8) Each approved treatment program shall file with the department on request, data, statistics, schedules, and information the department reasonably requires. An approved treatment program that without good cause fails to furnish any data, statistics, schedules, or information as requested, or files fraudulent returns thereof, may be removed from the list of approved treatment programs, and its certification revoked or suspended.
superior court may restrain any violation of this section, review any denial,
restriction, or revocation of approval, and grant other relief required to
enforce its provisions. (10))) Upon petition of the department and after a hearing
held upon reasonable notice to the facility, the superior court may issue a warrant
to an officer or employee of the department authorizing him or her to enter and
inspect at reasonable times, and examine the books and accounts of, any
approved public or private treatment program refusing to consent to inspection
or examination by the department or which the department has reasonable cause
to believe is operating in violation of this chapter.
Sec. 6. Section 18, chapter 122, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. as amended by section 31, chapter 270, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.180 are each amended to read as follows:
treatment is provided by an approved treatment program ((
treatment is provided by a program under RCW 70.96A.080(2)(a),)) and the
patient has not paid or is unable to pay the charge therefor, the program is
entitled to any payment (a) received by the patient or to which he may be
entitled because of the services rendered, and (b) from any public or private
source available to the program because of the treatment provided to the patient.
(2) A patient in a program, or the estate of the patient, or a person obligated to provide for the cost of treatment and having sufficient financial ability, is liable to the program for cost of maintenance and treatment of the patient therein in accordance with rates established.
(3) The secretary shall adopt rules governing financial ability that take into consideration the income, savings, and other personal and real property of the person required to pay, and any support being furnished by him to any person he is required by law to support.
Sec. 7. Section 11, chapter 122, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. as amended by section 25, chapter 270, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.110 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) An alcoholic or other drug addict may apply for voluntary treatment directly to an approved treatment program. If the proposed patient is a minor or an incompetent person, he or she, a parent, a legal guardian, or other legal representative may make the application.
(2) Subject to rules adopted by the secretary, the administrator in charge of an approved treatment program may determine who shall be admitted for treatment. If a person is refused admission to an approved treatment program, the administrator, subject to rules adopted by the secretary, shall refer the person to another approved treatment program for treatment if possible and appropriate.
(3) If a
patient receiving inpatient care leaves an approved treatment program, he or
she shall be encouraged to consent to appropriate outpatient treatment. If it
appears to the administrator in charge of the treatment program that the
patient is an alcoholic or other drug addict who requires help, the department
may arrange for assistance in obtaining supportive services and residential ((
(4) If a
patient leaves an approved public treatment program, with or against the advice
of the administrator in charge of the ((
facility)) program, the
department may make reasonable provisions for his or her transportation to
another (( facility)) program or to his or her home. If the
patient has no home he or she should be assisted in obtaining shelter. If the
patient is less than fourteen years of age or an incompetent person the request
for discharge from an inpatient (( facility)) program shall be
made by a parent, legal guardian, or other legal representative or by the minor
or incompetent if he or she was the original applicant.
Sec. 8. Section 12, chapter 122, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. as last amended by section 306, chapter 271, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.120 are each amended to read as follows:
intoxicated person may come voluntarily to an approved treatment ((
program for treatment. A person who appears to be intoxicated in a
public place and to be in need of help, if he or she consents to the proffered
help, may be assisted to his or her home, an approved treatment (( facility))
program or other health facility.
for a person who may be apprehended for possible violation of laws not relating
to alcoholism, drug addiction, or intoxication and except for a person who may
be apprehended for possible violation of laws relating to driving or being in
physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated and except for a person who may
wish to avail himself or herself of the provisions of RCW 46.20.308, a person
who appears to be incapacitated or gravely disabled by alcohol or other drugs
and who is in a public place or who has threatened, attempted, or inflicted
physical harm on himself, herself, or another, shall be taken into protective
custody by a peace officer or staff designated by the county and as soon as
practicable, but in no event beyond eight hours brought to an approved
facility)) program for treatment. If no approved
treatment (( facility)) program is readily available he or she
shall be taken to an emergency medical service customarily used for
incapacitated persons. The peace officer or staff designated by the county, in
detaining the person and in taking him or her to an approved treatment (( facility))
program, is taking him or her into protective custody and shall make
every reasonable effort to protect his or her health and safety. In taking the
person into protective custody, the detaining peace officer or staff designated
by the county may take reasonable steps including reasonable force if necessary
to protect himself or herself or effect the custody. A taking into protective
custody under this section is not an arrest. No entry or other record shall be
made to indicate that the person has been arrested or charged with a crime.
person who comes voluntarily or is brought to an approved treatment ((
program shall be examined by a qualified person. He or she may then be
admitted as a patient or referred to another health facility, which provides
emergency medical treatment, where it appears that such treatment may be
necessary. The referring approved treatment (( facility)) program
shall arrange for his or her transportation.
person who is found to be incapacitated or gravely disabled by alcohol or other
drugs at the time of his or her admission or to have become incapacitated or
gravely disabled at any time after his or her admission, may not be detained at
facility)) program for more than seventy-two hours after
admission as a patient, unless a petition is filed under RCW 70.96A.140, as now
or hereafter amended: PROVIDED, That the treatment personnel at an approved
treatment (( facility)) program are authorized to use such
reasonable physical restraint as may be necessary to retain an incapacitated or
gravely disabled person for up to seventy-two hours from the time of
admission. The seventy-two hour periods specified in this section shall be
computed by excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. A person may consent
to remain in the (( facility)) program as long as the physician in
charge believes appropriate.
person who is not admitted to an approved treatment ((
is not referred to another health facility, and has no funds, may be taken to
his or her home, if any. If he or she has no home, the approved treatment (( facility))
program shall provide him or her with information and assistance to
access available community shelter resources.
(6) If a
patient is admitted to an approved treatment ((
his or her family or next of kin shall be notified as promptly as possible by
the treatment (( facility)) program. If an adult patient who is
not incapacitated requests that there be no notification, his or her request
shall be respected.
(7) The peace officer, staff designated by the county, or treatment facility personnel, who act in compliance with this chapter and are performing in the course of their official duty are not criminally or civilly liable therefor.
(8) If the
person in charge of the approved treatment ((
determines that appropriate treatment is available, the patient shall be
encouraged to agree to further diagnosis and appropriate voluntary treatment.
Sec. 9. Section 17, chapter 270, Laws of 1989 and RCW 70.96A.320 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) A county legislative authority, or two or more counties acting jointly, may establish an alcoholism and other drug addiction program. If two or more counties jointly establish the program, they shall designate one county to provide administrative and financial services.
(2) To be eligible for funds from the department for the support of the county alcoholism and other drug addiction program, the county legislative authority shall establish a county alcoholism and other drug addiction board under RCW 70.96A.300 and appoint a county alcoholism and other drug addiction program coordinator under RCW 70.96A.310.
(3) The county legislative authority may apply to the department for financial support for the county program of alcoholism and other drug addiction. To receive financial support, the county legislative authority shall submit a plan that meets the following conditions:
(a) It shall describe the services and activities to be provided;
(b) It shall include anticipated expenditures and revenues;
(c) It shall be prepared by the county alcoholism and other drug addiction program board and be adopted by the county legislative authority;
shall reflect maximum effective use of existing services and ((
(e) It shall meet other conditions that the secretary may require.
(4) The county may accept and spend gifts, grants, and fees, from public and private sources, to implement its program of alcoholism and other drug addiction.
(5) The county may subcontract for detoxification, residential treatment, or outpatient treatment with treatment programs that are approved treatment programs. The county may subcontract for other services with individuals or organizations approved by the department.
(6) To continue to be eligible for financial support from the department for the county alcoholism and other drug addiction program, an increase in state financial support shall not be used to supplant local funds from a source that was used to support the county alcoholism and other drug addiction program before the effective date of the increase.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.