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Chapter 7.68 RCW

VICTIMS OF CRIMES — COMPENSATION, ASSISTANCE

RCW Sections

7.68.015Program to be operated within conditions and limitations.
7.68.020Definitions.
7.68.030Duties of the director -- General provisions -- Testimony by medical providers.
7.68.031Sending notices, orders, payments to claimants.
7.68.032Transmission of amounts payable.
7.68.033Protection of payments -- Payment after death -- Time limitations for filing -- Confinement in institution.
7.68.034Direct deposit or electronic payment of benefits.
7.68.035Penalty assessments in addition to fine or bail forfeiture -- Distribution -- Establishment of crime victim and witness programs in county -- Contribution required from cities and towns.
7.68.045Crime victims' compensation account -- Created.
7.68.050Right of action for damages -- Election -- Effect of election or recovery -- Lien of state.
7.68.060Applications for benefits -- Accrual of rights.
7.68.061Who not entitled to compensation.
7.68.062Application for compensation -- Physician shall provide assistance.
7.68.063Beneficiaries' application for compensation.
7.68.064Application for change in compensation.
7.68.066Medical examinations required by department -- Medical bureau -- Disputes.
7.68.070Benefits -- Right to and amount -- Limitations.
7.68.071Determination of permanent total disability.
7.68.072 Aggravation, diminution, or termination of disability.
7.68.073Reduction in disability compensation -- Recovery of overpayments -- Notice -- Waiver -- Application -- Adjustments due to federal reductions.
7.68.074Compensation for loss of or damage to clothing or footwear.
7.68.075Marital status -- Payment for or on account of children.
7.68.076Proof of contribution made by deceased victim.
7.68.077Nonresident alien beneficiary.
7.68.080Reimbursement of costs for transportation, medical services, counseling -- Medical examinations -- Regulatory inspection program.
7.68.085Cap on medical benefits -- Alternative programs.
7.68.090Establishment of funds.
7.68.092Health care professionals to maintain proper credentials and educational standards -- Standards for treatment.
7.68.093Medical examinations -- Department to monitor quality and objectivity.
7.68.094Medical examinations -- Refusal to submit -- Travel expenses -- Compensation for time lost.
7.68.095Extent and duration of treatment.
7.68.096Medical providers -- Failure to report or comply as required.
7.68.101Duties of attending physician or licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner -- Medical information.
7.68.110Appeals.
7.68.111Payment of compensation after appeal -- Enforcement of order -- Penalty.
7.68.120Reimbursement -- Restitution to victim -- Notice -- Fees -- Order to withhold and deliver -- Limitation.
7.68.125Erroneous or fraudulent payment -- Erroneous failure to make payment -- Repayment orders -- Right to contest orders -- Lien.
7.68.126Recovery of overpayments.
7.68.130Public or private insurance -- Attorneys' fees and costs of victim.
7.68.140Confidentiality.
7.68.145Release of information in performance of official duties.
7.68.150Benefits, payments and costs to be funded and accounted for separately.
7.68.155Information on funding availability, payments, administrative costs -- Posting on departmental web site.
7.68.160Claims of persons injured prior to effective date.
7.68.165Application of chapter to claims filed under RCW 7.68.160.
7.68.170Examination costs of sexual assault victims paid by state.
7.68.200Payment for reenactments of crimes -- Contracts -- Deposits -- Damages.
7.68.210Payment may be directed based on contract.
7.68.220Notice published of moneys in escrow.
7.68.230Payment to accused if charges dismissed, acquitted.
7.68.240Payment if no actions pending.
7.68.250Persons not guilty for mental reasons deemed convicted.
7.68.260Time for filing action begins when escrow account established.
7.68.270Escrow moneys may be used for legal representation.
7.68.280Actions to avoid law null and void.
7.68.290Restitution -- Disposition when victim dead or not found.
7.68.300Finding.
7.68.310Property subject to seizure and forfeiture.
7.68.320Seizure and forfeiture -- Procedure.
7.68.330Seizure and forfeiture -- Distribution of proceeds.
7.68.340Seizure and forfeiture -- Remedies nondefeatable and supplemental.
7.68.350Washington state task force against the trafficking of persons.
7.68.360Human trafficking--Coordinated state agency protocols.
7.68.801Commercially sexually exploited children statewide coordinating committee.
7.68.900Effective date -- 1973 1st ex.s. c 122.
7.68.905Severability -- Construction -- 1977 ex.s. c 302.
7.68.910Section captions.
7.68.915Savings -- Statute of limitations -- 1982 1st ex.s. c 8.
7.68.920Construction -- Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships -- 2009 c 521.

Notes:

Domestic violence, official response: Chapter 10.99 RCW.

Victims of sexual assault, programs and plans in aid of: Chapter 70.125 RCW.