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WAC 388-111-0020

Mandated reporting to law enforcement.

Mandated reporters, including the facility and staff, must immediately report to the appropriate law enforcement agency if there is reason to suspect that any of the following has occurred:
(1) Sexual assault - Any alleged or suspected sexual assault;
(2) Physical assault (nonclient to client) - Any suspected physical assault as well as any act that causes fear of imminent harm; and
(3) Physical assault (client to client) - Any suspected physical assault that causes bodily injury requiring more than first aid, or in the event of:
(a) Injuries that appear on the back, face, head, neck, chest, breasts, groin, inner thigh, buttock, genital, or anal area;
(b) Fractures;
(c) Choking attempts;
(d) Patterns of physical assault between the same vulnerable adults or involving the same vulnerable adults;
(e) A reasonable cause to believe that an act has caused fear of imminent harm; and
(f) Any incident, regardless of injury, if requested by the client, his/her legal representative, or family member.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.34 RCW, RCW 74.08.090, and 71A.12.030. WSR 11-07-025, ยง 388-111-0020, filed 3/10/11, effective 4/10/11.]
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