70.124.040  <<  70.124.050 >>   70.124.060

Investigations requiredSeeking restraining orders authorized.

Upon the receipt of a report concerning the possible occurrence of abuse or neglect, it is the duty of the law enforcement agency and the department to commence an investigation within twenty-four hours of such receipt and, where appropriate, submit a report to the appropriate prosecuting attorney. The local prosecutor may seek a restraining order to prohibit continued patient abuse. In all cases investigated by the department a report to the complainant shall be made by the department.


Severability1983 1st ex.s. c 41: See note following RCW 26.09.060.
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