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Washington Revised Code Title 71. Mental Illness § 71.09.015. Finding--Intent--Clarification

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The legislature finds that presentation of evidence related to conditions of a less restrictive alternative that are beyond the authority of the court to order, and that would not exist in the absence of a court order, reduces the public respect for the rule of law and for the authority of the courts.  Consequently, the legislature finds that the decision in In re the Detention of Casper Ross, 102 Wn. App 108 (2000), is contrary to the legislature's intent.  The legislature hereby clarifies that it intends, and has always intended, in any proceeding under this chapter that the court and jury be presented only with conditions that would exist or that the court would have the authority to order in the absence of a finding that the person is a sexually violent predator.

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