13.32A.200  <<  13.32A.205 >>   13.32A.210

Acceptance of petitions by courtDamages.

No superior court may refuse to accept for filing a properly completed and presented child in need of services petition or an at-risk youth petition. To be properly presented, the petitioner shall verify that the family assessment required under RCW 13.32A.150 has been completed. In the event of an improper refusal that is appealed and reversed, the petitioner shall be awarded actual damages, costs, and attorneys' fees.


Short title1995 c 312: See note following RCW 13.32A.010.
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