Washington State DUI

Driving Under the Influence Laws

RCW 46.61.524
Vehicular homicide, assault — Evaluation, treatment of drug or alcohol problem. (Effective July 1, 2007.)

(1) A person convicted under RCW 46.61.502(6), RCW 46.61.504(6), RCW 46.61.520 (1)(a), or RCW 46.61.522(1)(b) shall, as a condition of community custody imposed under RCW 9.94A.545 or community placement imposed under RCW 9.94A.660, complete a diagnostic evaluation by an alcohol or drug dependency agency approved by the department of social and health services or a qualified probation department, as defined under RCW 46.61.516 that has been approved by the department of social and health services. This report shall be forwarded to the department of licensing. If the person is found to have an alcohol or drug problem that requires treatment, the person shall complete treatment in a program approved by the department of social and health services under chapter 70.96A RCW. If the person is found not to have an alcohol or drug problem that requires treatment, he or she shall complete a course in an information school approved by the department of social and health services under chapter 70.96A RCW. The convicted person shall pay all costs for any evaluation, education, or treatment required by this section, unless the person is eligible for an existing program offered or approved by the department of social and health services. Nothing in chapter 348, Laws of 1991 requires the addition of new treatment or assessment facilities nor affects the department of social and health services use of existing programs and facilities authorized by law.

(2) As provided for under RCW 46.20.285, the department shall revoke the license, permit to drive, or a nonresident privilege of a person convicted of vehicular homicide under RCW 46.61.520 or vehicular assault under RCW 46.61.522. The department shall determine the eligibility of a person convicted of vehicular homicide under RCW 46.61.520(1)(a) or vehicular assault under RCW 46.61.522(1)(b) to receive a license based upon the report provided by the designated alcoholism treatment facility or probation department, and shall deny reinstatement until satisfactory progress in an approved program has been established and the person is otherwise qualified.

[2006 c 73 § 16; 2001 c 64 § 7; 2000 c 28 § 40; 1991 c 348 § 2.]

Notes:
Effective date -- 2006 c 73: See note following RCW 46.61.502.

Technical correction bill -- 2000 c 28: See note following RCW 9.94A.015.

Headings and captions not law -- Effective date -- Severability -- 2000 c 28: See RCW 9.94A.920, 9.94A.921, and 9.94A.922.

Effective date -- 1991 c 348: See note following RCW 46.61.520.


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