Rep. Matt Shea talks about Rachel’s Law

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, is working to keep legislation alive that would enable parents to involuntarily commit a minor child into a chemical treatment facility.  The measure failed to move out of a House committee by the appointed cutoff date.  However, Shea, who is the prime sponsor says he is not giving up.

House Bill 2958, also known as “Rachel’s Law,” is named after Rachel Meyers, an 18-year-old woman from Spokane who died last March of a heroin overdose after her father, Scott Meyers, was repeatedly refused the ability to keep her confined in a treatment center.


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