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PDFWAC 246-337-085

Accepting a child with a parent in treatment.

(1) An RTF providing substance use disorder services and no mental health services may accept a child or children along with a parent in treatment as long as the parent is not receiving withdrawal management services.
(2) If the RTF provides withdrawal management, the child must be kept physically and visually separate from residents receiving withdrawal management services.
(3) An RTF that accepts a child with a parent in treatment must operate or arrange for child care which the child will attend during treatment hours of the parent. Child care facilities must be licensed by the department of early learning under:
(a) Chapter 170-295 WAC;
(b) Chapter 170-297 WAC; or
(c) Chapter 170-296A WAC;
(4) During the hours the parent is not in treatment the RTF must require that the parent be responsible for the child's care under the following conditions:
(a) The parent's management of the child is subject to the policies and procedures of the RTF; and
(b) A parent may designate another resident to care for a child, if the designation is in writing and includes a specified time period, any special instructions, and the parent, designee and staff member sign an approval of the designation;
(5) The RTF shall obtain a health history for each child following admission and, if needed, develop with the parent a plan of care for each child that addresses the child's health care needs, including medications.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.12.670. WSR 18-06-092, § 246-337-085, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/16/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW. WSR 05-15-157, § 246-337-085, filed 7/20/05, effective 8/20/05.]
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