Wash. Admin. Code § 388-70-610

WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

TITLE 388. SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

CHAPTER 388-70. CHILD WELFARE SERVICES--FOSTER CARE--ADOPTION SERVICES--

SERVICES TO UNMARRIED PARENTS--FOSTER CARE--ADOPTION

 


388-70-610. Local Indian child welfare advisory committee--Membership.


Local Indian child welfare committees shall be established within each region. The number and locations of the local committees shall be mutually determined by the Indian tribal governments and urban Indian organizations served by that region and the DSHS regional administrator.


(1) The committee shall consist of representatives designated by tribal government and urban Indian organizations. The regional administrator shall appoint committee members from among those individuals designated by Indian authorities. These members should be familiar with and knowledgeable about the needs of children in general as well as the particular needs of Indian children residing in the service area.


(2) The committee may also include bureau of Indian affairs and/or Indian health service staff if approved by participating tribal councils and urban Indian organizations.


(3) The DSHS regional administrator and/or the ESSO administrator shall appoint a member of his child welfare supervisory staff as a liaison member of the committee.


(4) The local Indian child welfare advisory committee is an ad hoc advisory committee not specifically authorized by statute. As such its members are not entitled to per diem and travel expenses for the performance of advisory committee functions. This rule shall not be construed, however, to prohibit expense payments to members who are otherwise qualified for and perform services compensable under other programs such as the volunteer programs.



Order 1167, S 388-70-610, filed 10/27/76.

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