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PDFWAC 388-826-0050

What are the judicial requirements for a child receiving voluntary placement services?

When a child receives voluntary placement services, the department must:
(1) Develop a permanency plan of care no more than sixty days after the child is placed out-of-home;
(2) No more than one hundred eighty days after the child is placed out-of-home and annually thereafter, obtain a judicial determination that the placement is in the best interest of the child – A judicial determination is not required if the child's out-of-home placement ends before one hundred eighty days elapse;
(3) Conduct periodic administrative reviews as required by federal law – A review may be called at any time by the department, the parent, or the legal guardian; and
(4) Work with the department of children, youth, and families to file a dependency petition if there is reason to believe the child is a dependent child under RCW 13.34.030.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 74.13.350. WSR 18-23-004, § 388-826-0050, filed 11/7/18, effective 12/8/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.350. WSR 02-22-057, § 388-826-0050, filed 10/31/02, effective 12/1/02.]
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