What are the limits of coverage under the foster parent liability fund?

The limits of coverage under the foster parent liability are:
(1) Up to twenty-five thousand dollars per occurrence. "Occurrence" means, for purposes of this chapter, the incident which led to the claim.
(2) The claim must be for a third party personal injury or property damage arising from a foster parent's act or omission in the good faith provision of family foster care and supervision of a foster child.
(3) The department must not make a payment of claims from this liability fund if the foster parent is not liable to the third party or the foster child's birth or adoptive parent or guardian because of any:
(a) Immunities;
(b) Limitations; or
(c) Exclusions provided by law.
(4) The foster parent must, first, exhaust all monetary resources available from another valid and collectible liability insurance before seeking payment from this liability fund. Coverage under this foster parent liability fund must be in excess of any other available liability insurance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. WSR 01-08-047, ยง 388-25-0315, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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