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74.13.283  <<  74.13.285 >>   74.13.287

RCW 74.13.285

Passports — Information to be provided to foster parents.

(1) Within available resources, the department or supervising agency shall prepare a passport containing all known and available information concerning the mental, physical, health, and educational status of the child for any child who has been in a foster home for ninety consecutive days or more. The passport shall contain education records obtained pursuant to RCW 28A.150.510. The passport shall be provided to a foster parent at any placement of a child covered by this section. The department or supervising agency shall update the passport during the regularly scheduled court reviews required under chapter 13.34 RCW.

     New placements shall have first priority in the preparation of passports.

     (2) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the department or supervising agency shall, within available resources, notify a foster parent before placement of a child of any known health conditions that pose a serious threat to the child and any known behavioral history that presents a serious risk of harm to the child or others.

     (3) The department shall hold harmless the provider including supervising agencies for any unauthorized disclosures caused by the department.

     (4) Any foster parent who receives information about a child or a child's family pursuant to this section shall keep the information confidential and shall not further disclose or disseminate the information, except as authorized by law. Such individuals shall agree in writing to keep the information that they receive confidential and shall affirm that the information will not be further disclosed or disseminated, except as authorized by law.

[2009 c 520 § 74; 2007 c 409 § 7; 2000 c 88 § 2; 1997 c 272 § 5.]

Notes:

     Effective date -- 2007 c 409: See note following RCW 13.34.096.

     Effective date -- 1997 c 272: See note following RCW 74.13.031.