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Can family members of sexual assault victims receive counseling?

(1) Counseling for immediate family members of sexual assault victims is appropriate when:
(a) The family member suffers psychological trauma as a result of the sexual assault; or
(b) Counseling the family member will help the client's recovery.
(2) Immediate family members are the client's parents, spouse, child(ren), siblings, grandparents, and those members of the same household who have assumed the rights and duties commonly associated with a family unit.
(3) Counseling for immediate family members will be covered under the victim's sexual assault claim.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 7.68.030, 7.68.070(12). WSR 00-03-056, § 296-30-080, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 7.68 RCW. WSR 94-02-015, § 296-30-080, filed 12/23/93, effective 1/24/94; WSR 86-01-028 (Order 85-37), § 296-30-080, filed 12/11/85; WSR 85-03-060 (Order 85-3), § 296-30-080, filed 1/15/85.]