Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Court

The Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) allows a court to order a person to have mental health treatment or be civilly committed. It is not part of a criminal case. To order treatment or civil commitment, the ITA judge needs to find that the person poses a threat to themselves or others because of exhibited symptoms of mental illness.

This is not Mental Health Court. For more information about District Court and Mental Health Court please go to:

This is not Joel's Law. For more information about Joel's law please click here.

ITA Court Calendars

In response to the COVID 19 Public Health Crisis and consistent with paragraph 14 of the October 13, 2020 Washington Supreme Court Order No. 25700-B-646 – 4th Revised and Extended Order, and Emergency Administrative Order No. 7 dated November 19, 2020, and consistent with RCW 71.05.020(24), all ITA Proceedings are taking place by video.

Please refer to the Zoom instructions if you prefer to observe court by video.

If you are requesting to testify, please notify the Treatment Facility.

If you prefer to observe the ITA Calendar in person, you may attend at the following locations and times listed below. Please be advised that there are security measures in place to ensure facility and staff safety. To observe hearings, it is best to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing.

     ITA Calendar with Location and Zoom links updated 4/5/21

 *ITA Court is not held on Observed Court Holidays. 

Telecare Thurston Mason Evaluation and Treatment (E&T) Center
3436 Mary Elder Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
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St. Peter’s Hospital Psychiatry
413 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Link to Directions:

Thurston Mason Crisis Triage Center
3285 Ferguson St SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
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South Sound Behavioral Hospital
605 Woodland Square Loop SE

Lacey, WA 98503
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