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What is the minimum treatment period for program participants?

(1) The minimum treatment period is the time required for the participant to fulfill all conditions of treatment set by the treatment program. Satisfactory completion of treatment is not based solely on a perpetrator participating in the treatment program for a certain period of time or attending a certain number of sessions.
(2) The program must require participants to attend treatment and satisfy all treatment program requirements for at least twelve consecutive months.
(3) The program must require the participant to attend:
(a) A minimum of twenty-six consecutive weekly same gender group sessions, followed by:
(b) Monthly sessions with the treatment provider until the twelve-month period is complete. These sessions must be conducted face-to-face with the participant by program staff who meet the minimum qualifications set forth in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150. WSR 01-08-046, ยง 388-60-0255, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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