Behavioral health and recovery rulemaking

Rule making activities

Description
The authority is amending these rules to fix an error in the final CR103P rule text filed under WSR 21-18-058. The agency held a public hearing and agreed to a request from the hearing to add psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners to the definition of appropriately trained person. The authority agreed, however; the final rule text filed under WSR 21-18-058, effective September 26, 2021, inadvertently did not include the addition of psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
The authority intends to adopt rules to define the process of becoming a behavioral health certified peer counselor.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
Chapter 256, Laws of 2020, among other things, amended RCW 71.05.020(13)’s definition of “designated crisis responder” to include a mental health professional appointed by the Health Care Authority in consultation with a federally recognized Indian tribe or after meeting and conferring with an Indian health care provider. The Health Care Authority is adopting a new rule to govern this appointment process.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
As required in RCW 71.34.670 for family-initiated treatment, the authority intends to adopt rules to define “appropriately trained professional person” operating within their scope of practice within Title 18 RCW for the purposes of conducting mental health and substance use disorder evaluations under RCW 71.34.600(3) and 71.34.650(1).

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
As authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 300x-25(a) and RCW 41.05.762, the agency intends to develop rules to establish a revolving fund for loans to operators of
group homes supporting individuals recovering from substance abuse.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
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.

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Preproposal (CR101)