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WAC 388-61A-1055

What information must be in a client's file?

(1) You must have a written file for each client served by your domestic violence program. Client files must:
(a) Include an intake that clearly documents the client's eligibility for domestic violence services;
(b) Include copies of all required releases and client notices;
(c) Be brief in documenting the services provided to the client; and
(d) Document only sufficient information to identify the service provided, and do not include any of the following:
(i) References to service recipient feelings, emotional or psychological assessments, diagnoses, or similar subjective observations or judgments;
(ii) Direct quotes from the client.
(2) Where supportive services are provided to the child/youth of clients, your domestic violence program must:
(a) Maintain separate documentation for each child/youth who receives supportive services and do not include it in the parent/guardian's file;
(b) Be brief in documenting the supportive services provided to the child/youth;
(c) Document only sufficient information to identify the service provided, and do not include any of the following:
(i) References to the child/youth's feelings, emotional or psychological assessments, diagnoses, or similar subjective observations or judgments;
(ii) Direct quotes from the child/youth.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 18-09-015, ยง 388-61A-1055, filed 4/10/18, effective 5/11/18.]
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