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PDFWAC 388-826-0070

What are the department's responsibilities for a child receiving voluntary placement services?

When a child receives voluntary placement services, the department must:
(1) Develop the shared parenting plan no more than forty-five days after the child is placed out-of-home and review the plan at each annual assessment;
(2) Visit the child in their out-of-home placement at least every ninety days;
(3) Review the child's person-centered service plan no more than ninety days after the child is placed out-of-home;
(4) Monitor the child's voluntary placement services by:
(a) Facilitating team meetings using a wraparound planning model;
(b) Reviewing the child's support plans;
(c) Reviewing incident reports and follow-up measures involving the client;
(d) Authorizing payment for services; and
(e) Facilitating communication between the client's parent, legal guardian, and licensed provider or SOLA;
(5) Determine eligibility for apple health coverage under chapters 182-513 and 182-515 WAC;
(6) Determine the child's participation and room and board amount, if any;
(7) Comply with the permanency planning hearing requirements under RCW 13.34.270 no more than one-hundred eighty days after the child is placed out-of-home and annually thereafter;
(8) Notify the child's parent or legal guardian in writing before the date of each annual permanency planning hearing;
(9) Monitor the licensed provider or SOLA to ensure the provider complies with contract requirements, which includes compliance with DDA policies and minimum licensing rules; and
(10) Refer a client age eighteen or older for a nurse delegation assessment, if necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 74.13.350. WSR 18-23-004, § 388-826-0070, filed 11/7/18, effective 12/8/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.350. WSR 02-22-057, § 388-826-0070, filed 10/31/02, effective 12/1/02.]
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