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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Ricky's Law

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April 12, 2018



In 2016 Washington lawmakers passed a bill called Ricky’s Law. The law allows mental health providers to order patients who are drug addicted into a locked detox center if he or she is an imminent danger to self or others. Ricky’s Law extends a law that already allowed health providers to confine people for mental health reasons. The law went into effect on April 1.

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