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2011 House Bill 1545: Concerning detaining persons with mental disorders
Introduced by Rep. Brad Klippert (Kennewick) (R) on January 25, 2011
Modifies current law concerning emergency detention of persons with mental disorders when he or she presents a significant likelihood of harming someone else, or himself or herself. This act provides that, for the purpose of evaluation and treatment during 72-hour, 14-day, and 90-day involuntary commitments, a designated mental health professional may consider information provided by families, landlords, neighbors, or others with significant contact and history of involvement with the person, if the information is readily and reasonably available. This act directs the Department of Social and Health Services to track and review the outcomes of the commitments and make multiple reports to the Legislature. This act expires June 30, 2015.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 25, 2011