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§ 71.05.025. Integration with chapter 71.24 RCW -- Regional support networks
The legislature intends that the procedures and services authorized in this chapter be integrated with those in chapter 71.24 RCW to the maximum extent necessary to assure a continuum of care to persons who are mentally ill or who have mental disorders, as defined in either or both this chapter and chapter 71.24 RCW. To this end, regional support networks established in accordance with chapter 71.24 RCW shall institute procedures which require timely consultation with resource management services by *county-designated mental health professionals and evaluation and treatment facilities to assure that determinations to admit, detain, commit, treat, discharge, or release persons with mental disorders under this chapter are made only after appropriate information regarding such person's treatment history and current treatment plan has been sought from resource management services.
[2000 c 94 § 2; 1989 c 205 § 9.]
*Reviser's note: The term "county designated mental health professional" as defined in RCW 71.05.020 was changed to "designated mental health professional" by 2005 c 504 § 104.
Evaluation of transition to regional systems -- 1989 c 205: See note following RCW 71.24.015.
Last modified: April 7, 2009