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Denial of parentage. (Effective January 1, 2019.)

A presumed parent or alleged genetic parent may sign a denial of parentage in a record. The denial of parentage is valid only if:
(1) An acknowledgment of parentage by another individual is filed under RCW 26.26A.220;
(2) The signature of the presumed parent or alleged genetic parent is attested by a notarial officer or witnessed; and
(3) The presumed parent or alleged genetic parent has not previously:
(a) Completed a valid acknowledgment of parentage, unless the previous acknowledgment was rescinded under RCW 26.26A.235 or challenged successfully under RCW 26.26A.240; or
(b) Been adjudicated to be a parent of the child.
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