Wash. Rev. Stat. § 13.70.150
Revised Code of Washington
Title 13. Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Offenders
Chapter 13.70. Substitute Care of Children--Review Board System
§ 13.70.150. Indian children--Local Indian child welfare advisory committee may serve as citizen review board
(1) If a case involves an Indian child, as defined by 25 U.S.C. Sec. 1903 or by department rule or policy, the court may appoint the local Indian child welfare advisory committee to serve as the citizen review board for the case unless otherwise requested by the child's tribe or by the local Indian child welfare advisory committee.
(2) The provisions of RCW 13.70.030, 13.70.040, 13.70.050, and 13.70.090(1) shall not apply to cases in which the court has appointed a committee to serve as a citizen review board. All other provisions of this chapter shall apply to such cases.
(3) Within ten days following court appointment of a committee to serve as a citizen review board for a particular case, the committee shall notify the court whether the committee will accept the case for review. If the committee accepts a case for review, the committee shall conduct the review in accordance with the requirements of this chapter except as otherwise provided in this section. If the committee does not accept a case for review, the court shall immediately reassign the case to an available board.
(4) The requirements of this chapter do not affect tribal sovereignty and shall not apply to cases involving Indian children who are under tribal court jurisdiction or wardship.
[1991 c 127 § 1.]