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AGO Opinions with Topic: COMMITMENT OF MENTALLY ILL UNDER CHAPTER 71.02 RCW IN STATE HOSPITAL
AGO 1963 No. 20 >  April 23, 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTIES - LIABILITY - COMMITMENT OF MENTALLY ILL UNDER CHAPTER 71.02 RCW IN STATE HOSPITAL - DELAY IN TRANSPORTING PATIENT TO HOSPITAL
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- LIABILITY ‑- COMMITMENT OF MENTALLY ILL UNDER CHAPTER 71.02 RCW IN STATE HOSPITAL ‑- DELAY IN TRANSPORTING PATIENT TO HOSPITAL Where a person is found mentally ill in proceedings brought under chapter 71.02 RCW and committed to a state hospital, the state and not the county is liable for the cost of detention for any period of time which elapses between the entry of the order of hospitalization and the time an ambulance arrives to transport the patient to a state hospital.
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