Chapter 26.44 RCW



HTMLPDF 26.44.010Declaration of purpose.
HTMLPDF 26.44.015Limitations of chapter.
HTMLPDF 26.44.020Definitions.
HTMLPDF 26.44.030ReportsDuty and authority to makeDuty of receiving agencyDuty to notifyCase planning and consultationPenalty for unauthorized exchange of informationFiling dependency petitionsInvestigationsInterviews of childrenRecordsRisk assessment process.
HTMLPDF 26.44.031RecordsMaintenance and disclosureDestruction of screened-out, unfounded, or inconclusive reportsRulesProceedings for enforcement.
HTMLPDF 26.44.032Legal defense of public employee.
HTMLPDF 26.44.035Response to complaint by more than one agencyProcedureWritten records.
HTMLPDF 26.44.040ReportsOral, writtenContents.
HTMLPDF 26.44.050Abuse or neglect of childDuty of law enforcement agency or department of children, youth, and familiesTaking child into custody without court order, when.
HTMLPDF 26.44.053Guardian ad litem, appointmentExamination of person having legal custodyHearingProcedure.
HTMLPDF 26.44.056Protective detention or custody of abused childProbable causeNoticeTime limitsLiability.
HTMLPDF 26.44.060Immunity from civil or criminal liabilityConfidential communications not violatedActions against state not affectedFalse report, penalty.
HTMLPDF 26.44.061False reportingStatement warning againstDetermination letter and referral.
HTMLPDF 26.44.063Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunctionEnforcementNotice of modification or termination of restraining order.
HTMLPDF 26.44.067Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunctionContentsNoticeNoncomplianceDefensePenalty.
HTMLPDF 26.44.075Inclusion of number of child abuse reports and cases in prosecuting attorney's annual report.
HTMLPDF 26.44.080ViolationPenalty.
HTMLPDF 26.44.100Information about rightsLegislative purposeNotification of investigation, report, and findings.
HTMLPDF 26.44.105Information about rightsOral and written informationCopies of dependency petition and any court order.
HTMLPDF 26.44.110Information about rightsCustody without court orderWritten statement requiredContents.
HTMLPDF 26.44.115Child taken into custody under court orderInformation to parents.
HTMLPDF 26.44.120Information about rightsNotice to noncustodial parent.
HTMLPDF 26.44.125Alleged perpetratorsRight to review and amendment of findingHearing.
HTMLPDF 26.44.130Arrest without warrant.
HTMLPDF 26.44.140Treatment for abusive person removed from home.
HTMLPDF 26.44.150Temporary restraining order restricting visitation for persons accused of sexually or physically abusing a childPenalty for violating court order.
HTMLPDF 26.44.160Allegations that child under twelve committed sex offenseInvestigationReferral to prosecuting attorneyReferral to departmentReferral for treatment.
HTMLPDF 26.44.170Alleged child abuse or neglectUse of alcohol or controlled substances as contributing factorEvaluation.
HTMLPDF 26.44.175Multidisciplinary child protection teamsInformation sharingConfidentialityImmunity from liability.
HTMLPDF 26.44.180Multidisciplinary child protection teamsInvestigation of child sexual abuse, online sexual exploitation and commercial sexual exploitation of minors, child fatality, child physical abuse, and criminal child neglect casesProtocols.
HTMLPDF 26.44.185Investigation of child sexual abuseRevision and expansion of protocolsChild fatality, child physical abuse, and criminal child neglect cases.
HTMLPDF 26.44.186Child forensic interview recordings disclosed in a criminal or civil proceeding subject to protective orderCivil penalties and sanctions.
HTMLPDF 26.44.187Child forensic interviewsAudio/video recordings exempt from disclosure under public records actCourt order required for disclosure.
HTMLPDF 26.44.188FindingIntentRestrictions on dissemination of child forensic interview recordings.
HTMLPDF 26.44.190Investigation of child abuse or neglectParticipation by law enforcement officer.
HTMLPDF 26.44.195Negligent treatment or maltreatmentOffer of servicesEvidence of substance abuseIn-home servicesInitiation of dependency proceedings.
HTMLPDF 26.44.200Methamphetamine manufacturePresence of child.
HTMLPDF 26.44.210Alleged child abuse or neglect at the state school for the deafInvestigation by departmentInvestigation report.
HTMLPDF 26.44.220Abuse of adolescentsStaff training curriculum.
HTMLPDF 26.44.240Out-of-home careEmergency placementCriminal history record check.
HTMLPDF 26.44.250Arrest upon drug or alcohol-related driving offenseChild protective services notified if child is present and operator is a parent, guardian, or custodian.
HTMLPDF 26.44.260Family assessment response.
HTMLPDF 26.44.270Family assessmentRecommendation of services.
HTMLPDF 26.44.272Family assessmentAssessment for child safety and well-beingReferral to preschool, child care, or early learning programsCommunicating with and assisting families.
HTMLPDF 26.44.280Liability limited.
HTMLPDF 26.44.290Near fatalitiesReview of case filesInvestigation.
HTMLPDF 26.44.901ConstructionPrevention services.


Child abuse, investigation: RCW 74.13.031.
Child abuse and neglect training for participants in early childhood education programs: RCW 43.63A.066.
Coordinated prevention program for the prevention of sexual abuse of students, child abuse, and neglect: RCW 28A.300.160.
Council for children and families: Chapter 43.121 RCW.
Day careInformation to parents and providers: RCW 74.15.200.
Missing children clearinghouse and hotline: Chapter 13.60 RCW.
Persons over sixty, abuse: Chapter 74.34 RCW.
Record checks: RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.840 and 43.20A.710.
School districts to develop policies and participate in programs: RCW 28A.230.080.
Witness of offense against child, duty: RCW 9.69.100.