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Chapter 388-60 WAC

Last Update: 3/30/01

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PERPETRATOR TREATMENT PROGRAM STANDARDS

WAC Sections

DEFINITIONS
What definitions apply to this chapter?
PURPOSE
What is the purpose of this chapter?
Must domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs be certified?
What must be the focus of a domestic violence perpetrator treatment program?
What must be a treatment program's primary goal?
REQUIRED PROGRAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
What steps must a treatment program take to address victim safety?
What must a treatment program require of its participants?
What requirements apply to group treatment sessions?
May a participant be involved in more than one type of treatment while enrolled in a domestic violence perpetrator treatment program?
What requirements does the department have for treatment programs regarding nondiscrimination?
Does a program have the authority to screen referrals?
What rights do participants in a treatment program have?
CONFIDENTIALITY
What information about the participant must the treatment program keep confidential?
What releases must a program require a participant to sign?
Must a treatment program keep information provided by or about the victim confidential?
What information must the treatment program collect and discuss with the client during the intake process or assessment interview?
Who may complete the intake process or conduct the assessment interview?
Must the program compile a written document based on information gathered in the intake/assessment process?
Must the treatment program develop an individual treatment plan for each participant?
What must a treatment program consider when developing an individual treatment plan for a participant?
Must a program require a participant to sign a contract for services with the treatment program?
What must the treatment program include in the contract for each participant's treatment?
Must a treatment program follow an educational curriculum for each participant?
What topics must the treatment program include in the educational curriculum?
What is the minimum treatment period for program participants?
What criteria must be satisfied for completion of treatment?
What must the treatment program do when a participant satisfactorily completes treatment?
Must a treatment program have policies regarding any reoffenses during treatment?
Does a program need guidelines for discharging participants who do not complete treatment?
Who must the program notify when the program discharges a participant because of failure to complete treatment?
TREATMENT STAFF QUALIFICATIONS
What are the minimum qualifications for all direct treatment staff?
Must a program notify the department when new direct treatment staff are added?
Who is considered a trainee for domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs?
May a trainee provide direct treatment services to participants?
Do treatment programs need a supervisor?
Who may provide supervision of direct treatment staff in a domestic violence perpetrator treatment program?
Must a supervisor always be on the premises of the treatment program?
Must the treatment program have staff supervision policies?
What are the requirements for staff orientation?
What are the continuing professional education requirements for all direct treatment program staff?
Is a treatment program required to cooperate with local domestic violence victim programs?
Does a treatment program need knowledge of the domestic violence laws and justice system practices?
CERTIFICATION PROCESS
What is the process to apply for certification of a treatment program?
What is the application fee for certification?
What documentation must a program submit before the department may certify the program?
What happens after a program turns in an application to the department?
Will a certificate be issued if the treatment program meets the standards?
What happens if a treatment program does not meet the standards?
What records must the department keep regarding certified domestic violence perpetrator programs?
RECERTIFICATION
How often must a domestic violence perpetrator treatment program reapply for certification?
What must a program do to apply for recertification of their domestic violence perpetrator treatment program?
What must the application packet for renewal of the certification of a domestic violence perpetrator program include?
How does the department decide that a program should continue to be certified?
Is there a formal process if a treatment program wishes to appeal a denial of certification or recertification?
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Does the department have an advisory committee for domestic violence perpetrator treatment?
What is the role of the advisory committee?
Who are the advisory committee members and how are they chosen?
How long is the appointed term for an advisory committee member?
May advisory committee members be replaced before their term expires?
Are expenses for advisory committee members reimbursed?
COMPLAINTS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS
Does the department investigate complaints about domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs?
Who may request an investigation of a certified domestic violence perpetrator treatment program?
Does the department notify a treatment program that the department has received a complaint?
May DSHS begin an investigation of a treatment program without receiving a complaint?
What is included in an investigation?
Is there a time limit for the department to complete its investigation of a complaint?
RESULTS OF INVESTIGATIONS
Does the department put the results of the investigation in writing?
What action may the department take regarding a program's certification if a complaint is founded?
Does DSHS notify a treatment program of its decision to take corrective action?
What information must the department give a program if it takes action that affects the program's certification status?
What happens if a treatment program refuses to remedy the problems outlined in the complaint findings?
What if the director of a domestic violence perpetrator treatment program disagrees with the corrective action decision?
NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION
Does the department notify the person that made the complaint of the results of the investigation?
What must the treatment program do after notification that its certification has been suspended or revoked?
What happens if the program has other licenses or certificates?