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PDFWAC 388-826-0041

What is a shared parenting plan?

(1) A shared parenting plan is a written agreement between the client's parent or legal guardian, the licensed provider or SOLA, and the department.
(2) The shared parenting plan must:
(a) Include a plan for the parent or legal guardian's continual involvement, including:
(i) A schedule for visiting the child in out-of-home placement;
(ii) An activities schedule;
(iii) Emergency contact information;
(iv) Consent to medical care;
(v) Routine communication about medical issues, education, daily routines, and special considerations in the life of the child; and
(vi) Expectations for each party's role, including special considerations.
(b) Coordinate health care benefits;
(c) Designate a representative payee;
(d) Address the requirement to access all available income sources under WAC 182-512-0700(1);
(e) Include a plan for respite care if the child lives in a child foster home; and
(f) Be developed within forty-five days of the client's out-of-home placement and reviewed annually thereafter by the department.
(3) If any party does not follow the shared parenting plan, all parties must review and revise the shared parenting plan.
(4) If any party does not follow the revised shared parenting plan, DDA may terminate the client's voluntary placement services and the child will return to the parent or legal guardian's care unless:
(a) Taken into custody under RCW 13.34.050 or 26.44.050;
(b) Placed in shelter care under RCW 13.34.060; or
(c) Placed in foster care under RCW 13.34.130.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 74.13.350. WSR 18-23-004, ยง 388-826-0041, filed 11/7/18, effective 12/8/18.]
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