Involuntary Commitment (ITA) 180–day Restrictive Orders for Inpatient Treatment


Under Washington State's juvenile mental health services law (RCW 71.34), adolescents aged 13-18 may be committed for up to 180 days of involuntary inpatient psychiatric treatment. Under this 180-day restrictive court order, the adolescent becomes eligible for admission to a CLIP Program. The adolescent's name is placed on the statewide waiting list as of the date of the 180-day Restrictive ITA order.


The CLIP Administration's Placement Team is legally authorized to assign committed adolescents to the CLIP Programs. The assignment is based on preferences expressed by family members, community team members and by professionals directly involved in the adolescent's care. The location of the adolescent's supports and the availability of beds within the CLIP Programs also influence the assignment. Once admitted to a CLIP Program, the adolescent may agree at any time to remain as a voluntary patient.


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Children's Long-term Inpatient Program (CLIP)