Behavioral Health Agencies (BHA)

 

Laws

Chapter 71.24 RCW Community Mental Health Services Act – This chapter grants Department of Health the authority to license behavioral health agencies and to certify behavioral health services (see RCW 71.24.037)

Chapter 71.05 RCW Mental Illness – This chapter contains requirements for services provided to adults under civil commitment (involuntary detention) for behavioral health conditions.

Chapter 71.34 RCW Mental Health Services for Minors – This chapter contains requirements for services provided to minors under civil commitment (involuntary detention) for behavioral health conditions.

Department of Health rules

Chapter 246-341 WAC Behavioral Health Services Administrative Requirements – These rules describe the licensing and certification requirements for behavioral health agencies and the services they provide.

Health Care Authority Rules

The Health Care Authority has a behavioral health and recovery rulemaking website showing its rule-making activity related to behavioral health agencies and services.

Health Care Authority rules related to behavioral health and managed care are in title 182 WAC, under the following WAC chapters: