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Proceeding to adjudicate parentageConsequences of declining genetic testing. (Effective until January 1, 2019.)

(1) An order for genetic testing is enforceable by contempt.
(2) If an individual whose paternity is being determined declines to submit to genetic testing ordered by the court, the court for that reason may adjudicate parentage contrary to the position of that individual.
(3) Genetic testing of the mother of a child is not a condition precedent to testing the child and a man whose paternity is being determined. If the mother is unavailable or declines to submit to genetic testing, the court may order the testing of the child and every man whose paternity is being adjudicated.
(4) This section does not apply when the child was conceived through assisted reproduction.

NOTES:

CostsApplication2011 c 283: See notes following RCW 26.26.011.
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