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RCW 13.32A.140

Out-of-home placement—Child in need of services petition by department—Procedure.

Unless the department files a dependency petition, the department shall file a child in need of services petition to approve an out-of-home placement on behalf of a child under any of the following sets of circumstances:
(1) The child has been admitted to a crisis residential center or has been placed by the department in an out-of-home placement, and:
(a) The parent has been notified that the child was so admitted or placed;
(b) The child cannot return home, and legal authorization is needed for out-of-home placement beyond seventy-two hours;
(c) No agreement between the parent and the child as to where the child shall live has been reached;
(d) No child in need of services petition has been filed by either the child or parent;
(e) The parent has not filed an at-risk youth petition; and
(f) The child has no suitable place to live other than the home of his or her parent.
(2) The child has been admitted to a crisis residential center and:
(a) Seventy-two hours, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, have passed since such placement;
(b) The staff, after searching with due diligence, have been unable to contact the parent of such child; and
(c) The child has no suitable place to live other than the home of his or her parent.
(3) An agreement between parent and child made pursuant to *RCW 13.32A.090(3)(d)(ii) or pursuant to RCW 13.32A.120(1) is no longer acceptable to parent or child, and:
(a) The party to whom the arrangement is no longer acceptable has so notified the department;
(b) Seventy-two hours, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, have passed since such notification;
(c) No new agreement between parent and child as to where the child shall live has been reached;
(d) No child in need of services petition has been filed by either the child or the parent;
(e) The parent has not filed an at-risk youth petition; and
(f) The child has no suitable place to live other than the home of his or her parent.
Under the circumstances of subsections (1), (2), or (3) of this section, the child shall remain in an out-of-home placement until a child in need of services petition filed by the department on behalf of the child is reviewed and resolved by the juvenile court. The department may authorize emergency medical or dental care for a child admitted to a crisis residential center or placed in an out-of-home placement by the department. The state, when the department files a child in need of services petition under this section, shall be represented as provided for in RCW 13.04.093.
NOTES:
*Reviser's note: RCW 13.32A.090 was recodified as RCW 43.185C.280 pursuant to 2015 c 69 § 30.
FindingsShort titleIntentConstruction1996 c 133: See notes following RCW 13.32A.197.
Short title1995 c 312: See note following RCW 13.32A.010.
Intent1990 c 276: See RCW 13.32A.015.
Conflict with federal requirementsSeverability1990 c 276: See notes following RCW 13.32A.020.
Severability1981 c 298: See note following RCW 13.32A.040.
Effective dateSeverability1979 c 155: See notes following RCW 13.04.011.
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