§ 26.44.010 Declaration of purpose
§ 26.44.015 Limitations of chapter
§ 26.44.020 Definitions
§ 26.44.030 Reports — Duty and authority to make — Duty of receiving agency — Duty to notify — Case planning and consultation — Penalty for unauthorized exchange of information — Filing dependency petitions
§ 26.44.031 Records — Maintenance and disclosure — Destruction of screened-out, unfounded, or inconclusive reports — Rules — Proceedings for enforcement
§ 26.44.032 Legal defense of public employee
§ 26.44.035 Response to complaint by more than one agency — Procedure — Written records
§ 26.44.040 Reports — Oral, written — Contents
§ 26.44.050 Abuse or neglect of child — Duty of law enforcement agency or department of children, youth, and families — Taking child into custody without court order, when
§ 26.44.053 Guardian ad litem, appointment — Examination of person having legal custody — Hearing — Procedure
§ 26.44.056 Protective detention or custody of abused child — Reasonable cause — Notice — Time limits — Monitoring plan — Liability
§ 26.44.060 Immunity from civil or criminal liability — Confidential communications not violated — Actions against state not affected — False report, penalty
§ 26.44.061 False reporting — Statement warning against — Determination letter and referral
§ 26.44.063 Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction — Enforcement — Notice of modification or termination of restraining order
§ 26.44.067 Temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction — Contents — Notice — Noncompliance — Defense — Penalty
§ 26.44.075 Inclusion of number of child abuse reports and cases in prosecuting attorney’s annual report
§ 26.44.080 Violation — Penalty
§ 26.44.100 Information about rights — Legislative purpose — Notification of investigation, report, and findings
§ 26.44.105 Information about rights — Oral and written information — Copies of dependency petition and any court order
§ 26.44.110 Information about rights — Custody without court order — Written statement required — Contents
§ 26.44.115 Child taken into custody under court order — Information to parents
§ 26.44.120 Information about rights — Notice to noncustodial parent
§ 26.44.125 Alleged perpetrators — Right to review and amendment of finding — Hearing
§ 26.44.130 Arrest without warrant
§ 26.44.140 Treatment for abusive person removed from home
§ 26.44.150 Temporary restraining order restricting visitation for persons accused of sexually or physically abusing a child — Penalty for violating court order
§ 26.44.160 Allegations that child under twelve committed sex offense — Investigation — Referral to prosecuting attorney — Referral to department — Referral for treatment
§ 26.44.170 Alleged child abuse or neglect — Use of alcohol or controlled substances as contributing factor — Evaluation
§ 26.44.175 Multidisciplinary child protection teams — Information sharing — Confidentiality — Immunity from liability
§ 26.44.180 Multidisciplinary child protection teams — Investigation of child sexual abuse, online sexual exploitation and commercial sexual exploitation of minors, child fatality, child physical abuse, and criminal child neglect cases
§ 26.44.185 Investigation of child sexual abuse — Revision and expansion of protocols — Child fatality, child physical abuse, and criminal child neglect cases
§ 26.44.186 Child forensic interview recordings disclosed in a criminal or civil proceeding subject to protective order — Civil penalties and sanctions
§ 26.44.187 Child forensic interviews — Audio/video recordings exempt from disclosure under public records act — Court order required for disclosure
§ 26.44.188 Finding — Intent — Restrictions on dissemination of child forensic interview recordings
§ 26.44.190 Investigation of child abuse or neglect — Participation by law enforcement officer
§ 26.44.195 Negligent treatment or maltreatment — Offer of services — Evidence of substance abuse — In-home services — Initiation of dependency proceedings
§ 26.44.200 Methamphetamine manufacture — Presence of child
§ 26.44.210 Alleged child abuse or neglect at the state school for the deaf — Investigation by department — Investigation report
§ 26.44.220 Abuse of adolescents — Staff training curriculum
§ 26.44.240 Out-of-home care — Emergency placement — Criminal history record check
§ 26.44.250 Arrest upon drug or alcohol-related driving offense — Child protective services notified if child is present and operator is a parent, guardian, or custodian
§ 26.44.260 Family assessment response
§ 26.44.270 Family assessment — Recommendation of services
§ 26.44.272 Family assessment — Assessment for child safety and well-being — Referral to preschool, child care, or early learning programs — Communicating with and assisting families
§ 26.44.280 Liability limited
§ 26.44.290 Near fatalities — Review of case files — Investigation
§ 26.44.901 Construction — Prevention services

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 26.44

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.