(1) The adoption support program must not pay for residential treatment placements. See RCW 74.13.080
and WAC 388-25-0025
(2) If the adoptive parent requests residential treatment services for a child:
(a) For treatment of a mental illness, the department must refer the family to the local regional support network (RSN);
(b) If a diagnosis of physical, mental, developmental, cognitive or emotional disability is present, department staff must refer the child to the division of developmental disabilities (DDD) to determine eligibility of services for which the child might be eligible; or
(c) For reasons other than treatment of mental illness or developmental disabilities, department staff must refer the adoptive parent to the child welfare services intake at the local office of the division of children and family services (DCFS).
(3) The adoption support program manager may assist the adoptive parent in arranging residential service for the child but must not be responsible for the child's placement or for the payment of the residential service.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. 01-08-045, § 388-27-0260, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]