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WAC 388-145-1545: What are my reporting requirements in my licensed facility serving runaway or homeless youth?

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-145 > Section 388-145-1545



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WAC 388-145-1545

What are my reporting requirements in my licensed facility serving runaway or homeless youth?

(1) If you are licensed as an overnight youth shelter or are otherwise licensed to provide residential services for runaway or homeless youth, and you learn that a youth staying in your facility does not have parental permission to be there, you or your staff must: (a) Within seventy-two hours (preferably twenty-four hours), notify the parent by telephone or other reasonable means unless compelling reasons exist. You must provide the youth's whereabouts, give a description of the youth's physical and emotional condition, and report the circumstances surrounding the youth's contact with your facility. You must document this notification in the youth's file. (b) If compelling reasons exist, you must notify children's administration intake. This includes reason to believe notifying the youth's parents will result in abuse or neglect of the youth as defined in RCW 26.44.020. (c) You or your staff must also review the public information on missing youth made available by the Washington state patrol at least once every eight hours while a youth is present at your facility. If a youth is listed as missing, you must immediately notify children's administration intake with the information listed in (1)(a) above. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-145-1545, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]