Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Agency" means a state, tribal, or local governmental entity or a private not-for-profit organization.
(2) "Child" means a person under eighteen years of age, except as expressly provided otherwise in state or federal law.
(3) "Consensus-based" means a program or practice that has general support among treatment providers and experts, based on experience or professional literature, and may have anecdotal or case study support, or that is agreed but not possible to perform studies with random assignment and controlled groups.
(4) "County authority" means the board of county commissioners or county executive.
(5) "Department" means the department of social and health services.
(6) "Early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment" means the component of the federal medicaid program established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396d(r), as amended.
(7) "Evidence-based" means a program or practice that has had multiple site random controlled trials across heterogeneous populations demonstrating that the program or practice is effective for the population.
(8) "Family" means a child's biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, guardian, legal custodian authorized pursuant to Title 26 RCW, a relative with whom a child has been placed by the department of social and health services, or a tribe.
(9) "Promising practice" or "emerging best practice" means a practice that presents, based upon preliminary information, potential for becoming a research-based or consensus-based practice.
(10) "Regional support network" means a county authority or group of county authorities or other nonprofit entity that has entered into contracts with the secretary pursuant to chapter 71.24 RCW.
(11) "Research-based" means a program or practice that has some research demonstrating effectiveness, but that does not yet meet the standard of evidence-based practices.
(12) "Secretary" means the secretary of social and health services.
(13) "Wraparound process" means a family driven planning process designed to address the needs of children and youth by the formation of a team that empowers families to make key decisions regarding the care of the child or youth in partnership with professionals and the family's natural community supports. The team produces a community-based and culturally competent intervention plan which identifies the strengths and needs of the child or youth and family and defines goals that the team collaborates on achieving with respect for the unique cultural values of the family. The "wraparound process" shall emphasize principles of persistence and outcome-based measurements of success.
[2007 c 359 § 2; 1991 c 326 § 12.]
| Captions not law -- 2007 c 359: See note following RCW 71.36.005.|