WSR 20-09-130
[Filed April 21, 2020, 10:02 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New behavioral health rule or rules to be added under Title 182 WAC; other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 71.05.215.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency intends to develop rules regarding the right of involuntarily detained/committed individuals to refuse antipsychotic medication as required by RCW 71.05.215. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of health.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Melinda Froud (Rulemaking Questions), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email, website; or David Reed (Program Questions), P.O. Box 42730, Olympia, WA 98504-2730, phone 360-725-9419, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
April 21, 2020
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator