Chapter 26.44 RCW

ABUSE OF CHILDREN

Sections
Declaration of purpose.
Limitations of chapter.
Definitions.
ReportsDuty and authority to makeDuty of receiving agencyDuty to notifyCase planning and consultationPenalty for unauthorized exchange of informationFiling dependency petitionsInvestigationsInterviews of childrenRecordsRisk assessment process.
RecordsMaintenance and disclosureDestruction of screened-out, unfounded, or inconclusive reportsRulesProceedings for enforcement.
Legal defense of public employee.
Response to complaint by more than one agencyProcedureWritten records.
ReportsOral, writtenContents.
Abuse or neglect of childDuty of law enforcement agency or department of social and health servicesTaking child into custody without court order, when.
Guardian ad litem, appointmentExamination of person having legal custodyHearingProcedure.
Protective detention or custody of abused childReasonable causeNoticeTime limitsMonitoring planLiability.
Immunity from civil or criminal liabilityConfidential communications not violatedActions against state not affectedFalse report, penalty.
False reportingStatement warning againstDetermination letter and referral.
Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunctionEnforcementNotice of modification or termination of restraining order.
Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunctionContentsNoticeNoncomplianceDefensePenalty.
Inclusion of number of child abuse reports and cases in prosecuting attorney's annual report.
ViolationPenalty.
Information about rightsLegislative purposeNotification of investigation, report, and findings.
Information about rightsOral and written informationCopies of dependency petition and any court order.
Information about rightsCustody without court orderWritten statement requiredContents.
Child taken into custody under court orderInformation to parents.
Information about rightsNotice to noncustodial parent.
Alleged perpetratorsRight to review and amendment of findingHearing.
Arrest without warrant.
Treatment for abusive person removed from home.
Temporary restraining order restricting visitation for persons accused of sexually or physically abusing a childPenalty for violating court order.
Allegations that child under twelve committed sex offenseInvestigationReferral to prosecuting attorneyReferral to departmentReferral for treatment.
Alleged child abuse or neglectUse of alcohol or controlled substances as contributing factorEvaluation.
Investigation of child sexual abuseProtocolsDocumentation of agencies' roles.
Investigation of child sexual abuseRevision and expansion of protocolsChild fatality, child physical abuse, and criminal child neglect cases.
Investigation of child abuse or neglectParticipation by law enforcement officer.
Negligent treatment or maltreatmentOffer of servicesEvidence of substance abuseIn-home servicesInitiation of dependency proceedings.
Methamphetamine manufacturePresence of child.
Alleged child abuse or neglect at center for childhood deafness and hearing lossInvestigation by departmentInvestigation report.
Abuse of adolescentsStaff training curriculum.
Out-of-home careEmergency placementCriminal history record check.
Arrest upon drug or alcohol-related driving offenseChild protective services notified if child is present and operator is a parent, guardian, or custodian.
Family assessment response.
Family assessmentRecommendation of services.
Family assessmentAssessment for child safety and well-beingReferral to preschool, child care, or early learning programsCommunicating with and assisting families.
Liability limited.
Near fatalitiesReview of case filesInvestigation.
Severability1975 1st ex.s. c 217.
NOTES:
Child abuse, investigation: RCW 74.13.031.
Child abuse and neglect training for participants in early childhood education programs: RCW 43.63A.066.
Council for children and families: Chapter 43.121 RCW.
Day careInformation to parents and providers: RCW 74.15.200.
Domestic violence prevention: Chapter 26.50 RCW.
Missing children clearinghouse and hot line: Chapter 13.60 RCW.
Persons over sixty, abuse: Chapter 74.34 RCW.
Primary prevention program for child abuse and neglect: RCW 28A.300.160.
Record checks: RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.840 and 43.20A.710.
School districts to develop policies and participate in programs: RCW 28A.230.080.
Witness of offense against child, duty: RCW 9.69.100.