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Chapter 388-15 WAC

Last Update: 8/21/13

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

WAC Sections

PART APROGRAM DESCRIPTION
What is the child protective services program?
What definitions apply to these rules?
What is child abuse or neglect?
What is child abandonment?
Who may receive child protective services?
What is the responsibility of CPS regarding reports of abuse or neglect?
How does CPS respond to reports of alleged child abuse or neglect?
What special requirements must CPS follow for Indian children?
What information may CPS share with mandated reporters?
When will CPS involve local community resources?
Under what circumstances may CPS place a child in out-of-home care?
When will CPS involve the juvenile court?
What are the department's responsibilities regarding notification of the parent or legal custodian in child protective services cases?
When must the department notify the parent, guardian or legal custodian of allegations of child abuse or neglect made against them?
What steps must the department take to provide an opportunity for the parent(s), guardian, or legal custodian(s) to review case information?
What limitations does the department have on the disclosure of case information?
PART BNOTIFICATION AND APPEAL OF FINDINGS
What is the purpose of these rules?
Does CPS have to notify the alleged perpetrator of the results of CPS investigation?
How does CPS notify the alleged perpetrator of the finding?
What information must be in the CPS finding notice?
What happens to unfounded CPS findings?
Can an alleged perpetrator challenge a CPS finding of child abuse or neglect?
How does an alleged perpetrator challenge a founded CPS finding?
What happens if the alleged perpetrator does not request CPS to review the founded CPS finding within twenty days?
What happens after the alleged perpetrator requests CPS to review the founded CPS finding of child abuse or neglect?
How does CPS notify the alleged perpetrator of the results of the CPS management review?
What happens if CPS management staff changes the founded CPS finding?
What happens if CPS management staff does not change the founded CPS finding?
What laws and rules will control the administrative hearings held regarding the founded CPS findings?
What effect does a petition for dependency have on an administrative hearing?
What factors must the ALJ consider in order for the alleged abused and/or neglected child to testify at the administrative hearing?
Are there issues the ALJ may not rule upon during an administrative hearing regarding a founded CPS finding?
Are the administrative hearings open to the public?
How does the ALJ make a decision regarding the founded CPS finding?
How will the appellant be notified of the ALJ's decision?
What if the appellant or the department disagrees with the decision?
What happens if the ALJ rules against the department?
Family planning.
Services to individuals released from mental hospitals or in danger of requiring commitment to such institutions.