Within seventy-two hours after a child enters care, a shelter care hearing must be held. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are excluded in the seventy-two-hour requirement. A court order must be obtained to keep a child in shelter care for longer than thirty days.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. 01-08-047, § 388-25-0040, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]