Chapter 26.26A RCW

UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT

Sections

GENERAL PROVISIONS
26.26A.005Short title2018 c 6.
26.26A.010Definitions.
26.26A.020Scope.
26.26A.030Authorized courts.
26.26A.040Choice of law.
26.26A.050Data privacy.
26.26A.060Provisions applicable to father-child relationship also applicable to mother-child relationship and vice versa.
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP
26.26A.100Establishment of parent-child relationship.
26.26A.105No discrimination based on marital status of parent.
26.26A.110Consequences of establishing parentage.
26.26A.115Presumption of parentage.
26.26A.120Rule-making authorityRCW 26.26A.115.
26.26A.125Filing feeAssertion of parentage.
VOLUNTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PARENTAGE
26.26A.200Acknowledgment of parentage.
26.26A.205Execution of acknowledgment of parentage.
26.26A.210Denial of parentage.
26.26A.215Acknowledgment or denial of parentageRequirements.
26.26A.220Effect of acknowledgment or denial of parentage.
26.26A.225Filing feeAcknowledgment or denial of parentage.
26.26A.230Ratification of an unchallenged acknowledgment of parentage barred.
26.26A.235Procedure for rescission of an acknowledgment or denial of parentage.
26.26A.240Challenge after expiration of period for rescission.
26.26A.245Procedure for challenge of an acknowledgment or denial of parentage by signatory.
26.26A.250Full faith and credit.
26.26A.255Forms for acknowledgment or denial of parentage.
26.26A.260Release of information relating to an acknowledgment or denial of parentage.
26.26A.265Rule-making authorityRCW 26.26A.200 through 26.26A.265.
GENETIC TESTING
26.26A.300DefinitionsGenetic testingRCW 26.26A.300 through 26.26A.355.
26.26A.305ScopeLimitation on use of genetic testing.
26.26A.310Authority to order or deny genetic testing.
26.26A.315Requirements for genetic testing.
26.26A.320Report of genetic testing.
26.26A.325Genetic testing resultsChallenge to results.
26.26A.330Cost of genetic testing.
26.26A.335Additional genetic testing.
26.26A.340Genetic testing when specimen not available.
26.26A.345Genetic testingDeceased individual.
26.26A.350Genetic testingIdentical siblings.
26.26A.355Confidentiality of genetic testingPenalty.
PROCEEDING TO ADJUDICATE PARENTAGE
Nature of Proceeding
26.26A.400Proceeding to adjudicate parentageAuthorization.
26.26A.405Standing to maintain proceeding to adjudicate parentage.
26.26A.410Notice of proceeding to adjudicate parentage.
26.26A.415Proceeding to adjudicate parentagePersonal jurisdiction.
26.26A.420Proceeding to adjudicate parentageVenue.
Special Rules for Proceeding to Adjudicate Parentage
26.26A.425Proceeding to adjudicate parentageAdmissibility of results of genetic testing.
26.26A.430Adjudicating parentage of child with alleged genetic parent.
26.26A.435Adjudicating parentage of child with presumed parent.
26.26A.440Adjudicating claim of de facto parentage of child.
26.26A.445Adjudicating parentage of child with acknowledged parent.
26.26A.450Adjudicating parentage of child with adjudicated parent.
26.26A.455Adjudicating parentage of child of assisted reproduction.
26.26A.460Adjudicating competing claims of parentage.
26.26A.465Precluding establishment of parentage by perpetrator of sexual assault.
Hearing and Adjudication
26.26A.470Proceeding to adjudicate parentageTemporary order for child support.
26.26A.475Combining a proceeding to adjudicate parentage with other proceedings.
26.26A.480Proceeding to adjudicate parentageBefore birth of child.
26.26A.485Proceeding to adjudicate parentageChild as partyRepresentation.
26.26A.490Proceeding to adjudicate parentageWithout jury.
26.26A.500Proceeding to adjudicate parentageHearingInspection of records.
26.26A.505Proceeding to adjudicate parentageDismissal for want of prosecutionWithout prejudice.
26.26A.510Order adjudicating parentage.
26.26A.515Binding effect of determination of parentage.
ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
26.26A.600ScopeAssisted reproductionRCW 26.26A.600 through 26.26A.635.
26.26A.605Assisted reproductionParental status of donor.
26.26A.610Parentage of child of assisted reproduction.
26.26A.615Consent to assisted reproduction.
26.26A.620Assisted reproductionLimitation on spouse's dispute of parentage.
26.26A.625Assisted reproductionEffect of certain legal proceedings regarding marriage or domestic partnership.
26.26A.630Assisted reproductionWithdrawal of consent.
26.26A.635Assisted reproductionParental status of deceased individual.
SURROGACY AGREEMENT
General Requirements
26.26A.700DefinitionsSurrogacy agreementRCW 26.26A.700 through 26.26A.785.
26.26A.705Eligibility to enter gestational or genetic surrogacy agreement.
26.26A.710Requirements of gestational or genetic surrogacy agreementProcess.
26.26A.715Requirements of gestational or genetic surrogacy agreementContent.
26.26A.720Surrogacy agreementEffect of subsequent change of marital status.
26.26A.725Surrogacy agreementInspection of documents.
26.26A.730Surrogacy agreementVenueExclusive, continuing jurisdiction.
Special Rules for Gestational Surrogacy Agreement
26.26A.735Gestational surrogacy agreementTermination.
26.26A.740Gestational surrogacy agreementParentage.
26.26A.745Gestational surrogacy agreementParentage of deceased intended parent.
26.26A.750Gestational surrogacy agreementOrder of parentage.
26.26A.755Gestational surrogacy agreementEffect.
Special Rules for Genetic Surrogacy Agreement
26.26A.760Genetic surrogacy agreementRequirements for validation.
26.26A.765Genetic surrogacy agreementTermination.
26.26A.770Validated genetic surrogacy agreementParentage.
26.26A.775Nonvalidated genetic surrogacy agreementEffect.
26.26A.780Genetic surrogacy agreementParentage of deceased intended parent.
26.26A.785Genetic surrogacy agreementBreach.
INFORMATION ABOUT DONOR
26.26A.800DefinitionsInformation about donorRCW 26.26A.800 through 26.26A.825.
26.26A.805ApplicabilityRCW 26.26A.800 through 26.26A.825.
26.26A.810Collection of information about donor.
26.26A.815Information about donorDeclaration regarding identity disclosure to child conceived by assisted reproduction.
26.26A.820Information about donorDisclosure of identifying information and medical history on request of a child conceived by assisted reproductionAccess to nonidentifying medical history.
26.26A.825Information about donorRecordkeeping duty of gamete bank or fertility clinic.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
26.26A.900Uniformity of application and construction2018 c 6.
26.26A.901Relation to electronic signatures in global and national commerce act.
26.26A.902Transitional provisionApplicability to pending proceedings.
26.26A.903Effective date2018 c 6.

NOTES:

Arrest without warrant in domestic violence cases: RCW 10.31.100.
Child support enforcement: Chapter 26.18 RCW.
Child support registry: Chapter 26.23 RCW.
Domestic violence prevention: Chapter 26.50 RCW.
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