Working to transform the child welfare system.

Community Competency Evaluations

House:/Senate: The state hospitals have experienced delays in providing timely competency evaluation services to individuals in jails. Chapter 5, Laws of 2015 (SSB 5889) establishes mandatory time limits for these admissions. Funding is provided for reimbursement of counties for competency evaluation services provided by local evaluators when state hospital evaluators are unable to meet the mandatory time limits established in the act.