Wash. Admin. Code § 388-15-025

WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

TITLE 388. SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

CHAPTER 388-15. CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

PART A--PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 


388-15-025. What special requirements must CPS follow for Indian children?


(1) These special requirements apply to children defined as Indians in WAC 388-70-091.


(2) The DCFS social worker shall document in case records efforts to keep Indian families together and to avoid separating the Indian child from his parents, relatives, tribe or cultural heritage as per RCW 26.44.010 and WAC 388-70-093.


(3) In alleged child abuse and neglect situations, the DCFS social worker shall document in case records, efforts to utilize staff and services particularly capable of meeting the special needs of Indian children and their families, in consultation with the child's tribe and/or local Indian child welfare advisory committee per WAC 388-70-600 through 388-70-640.


(4) The DCFS social worker shall promptly advise the tribal council and the local Indian child welfare advisory committee that a child affiliated with the tribe is the victim of substantiated child abuse or neglect. The provisions of RCW 26.44.070, WAC 377-70-640, limiting who has access to confidential information, shall be followed in all cases.



Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031, 74.04.050, and chapter 26.44 RCW. 02-15-098 and 02-17-045, S 388-15-025, filed 7/16/02 and 8/14/02, effective 2/10/03.

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