No furlough shall be granted unless the applicant for the furlough has procured a person to act as his or her sponsor. No person shall qualify as a sponsor unless he or she satisfies the secretary that he or she knows the applicant's furlough plan, is familiar with the furlough conditions prescribed pursuant to RCW 72.66.026, and submits a statement that he or she agrees to:
(1) See to it that the furloughed person is provided with appropriate living quarters for the duration of the furlough;
(2) Notify the secretary immediately if the furloughed person does not appear as scheduled, departs from the furlough plan at any time, becomes involved in serious difficulty during the furlough, or experiences problems that affect his or her ability to function appropriately;
(3) Assist the furloughed person in other appropriate ways, such as discussing problems and providing transportation to job interviews; and
(4) Take reasonable measures to assist the resident to return from furlough.
[2012 c 117 § 491; 2012 c 117 § 490; 1973 c 20 § 8.]