Revised Code of Washington

This page contains the links to the state laws which mandates and regulates the involuntary commitment process, listed on the Washington State Legislature website. The following links enable the DMHP to access these laws for quick reference. All links will open in new windows.

  • RCW 71.05: Mental Illness (Voluntary and Involuntary Assessment and Treatment)
  • RCW 71.34: Mental Health Services For Children
  • RCW 10.77: Criminally Insane - Procedures
  • RCW 37.12: Indians and Indian Lands - Jurisdiction
  • RCW 71.24: Community Mental Illness Services Act