69.50.413  <<  69.50.414 >>   69.50.415

RCW 69.50.414

Sale or transfer of controlled substance to minor—Cause of action by parent—Damages.

The parent or legal guardian of any minor to whom a controlled substance, as defined in RCW 69.50.101, is sold or transferred, shall have a cause of action against the person who sold or transferred the controlled substance for all damages to the minor or his or her parent or legal guardian caused by such sale or transfer. Damages shall include: (a) Actual damages, including the cost for treatment or rehabilitation of the minor child's drug dependency, (b) forfeiture to the parent or legal guardian of the cash value of any proceeds received from such sale or transfer of a controlled substance, and (c) reasonable attorney fees.
This section shall not apply to a practitioner, as defined in *RCW 69.50.101(t), who sells or transfers a controlled substance to a minor pursuant to a valid prescription or order.
NOTES:
*Reviser's note: The reference to RCW 69.50.101(t) is erroneous. "Practitioner" is defined in (w) of that section. RCW 69.50.101 was amended by 2013 c 3 § 2, changing subsection (w) to subsection (cc). RCW 69.50.101 was subsequently alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k), changing subsection (cc) to subsection (dd). RCW 69.50.101 was subsequently amended by 2014 c 192 § 1, changing subsection (dd) to subsection (ee). RCW 69.50.101 was subsequently alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k), changing subsection (ee) to subsection (jj). RCW 69.50.101 was subsequently amended by 2017 c 317 § 5, changing subsection (jj) to subsection (kk).
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group