Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 1922 amends various RCWs to allow for parents or guardians to admit and keep a minor child in a treatment facility for substance use disorder treatment for 14 days, a change from a previous maximum of 12 hours.

Furthermore, if a mental health or chemical dependency professional finds that it is appropriate to release the juvenile, the parent or guardian must be notified. The parent or guardian then has the authority to request for the juvenile to be kept at either:

  1. an approved substance use disorder treatment program for admission; and
  2. keep the minor in an approved substance use disorder treatment program for 14 days.