RCW 71.09

As required by state statute, OPD contracts with attorneys statewide to represent indigent respondents who have a right to legal counsel in civil commitment proceedings under Chapter 71.09 RCW.

In accordance with statutes, court rules and court orders, OPD also administers payments for investigators, expert witnesses and other necessary professional services.

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Find more information about Chapter 71.09 RCW program history by viewing the report section.