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What releases must a program require a participant to sign?

For a treatment program to conduct case monitoring and periodic safety checks, the program must require all participants to sign the following releases which must remain in effect for the duration of the client's treatment:
(1) A release allowing the treatment program to notify the victim and/or the victim's community and/or legal advocates that the perpetrator has been accepted or rejected for treatment;
(2) A release allowing the program to provide the victim with periodic reports about the perpetrator's participation in the program;
(3) A release allowing the current domestic violence perpetrator treatment program access to information held by all prior and concurrent treatment agencies, including domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs, mental health agencies, and drug and alcohol treatment programs;
(4) A release allowing the treatment program to provide relevant information regarding the participant to each of the following entities:
(a) Lawyers, including prosecutors;
(b) Courts;
(c) Parole officers;
(d) Probation officers;
(e) Child protective services, child welfare services, and other DSHS programs;
(f) Court-appointed guardians ad litem;
(g) DSHS certifying authorities; and
(h) Former treatment programs that the participant has attended.
(5) A release for the program to notify any person whose safety appears to be at risk due to the participant's potential for violence and lethality. This includes, but is not limited to:
(a) The victim;
(b) Any children;
(c) Significant others;
(d) The victim's community and legal advocates; or
(e) Police.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150. WSR 01-08-046, ยง 388-60-0145, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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