Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.25.19. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.12.19. Executive action in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.15.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.19.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.1.19. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Passed on third reading on 3.5.19. In the Senate: First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.7.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.19.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.21.19; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 3.22.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.28.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.5.19; majority do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 4.8.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 4.9.19. In the House: Speaker signed on 4.15.19. In the Senate: President signed on 4.16.19. Other than legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 4.18.19. Governor signed on 4.24.19. Chapter 120, 2019 Laws. Effective date: 7/28/2019. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Dent

Amends existing RCW to require an evaluation of all children entering the foster care system must be evaluated for identification of long term needs, including a screening for traumatic brain injury, within 20 thirty days of placement.

Also amends existing law to require the secretary study and develop:

·         a  comprehensive plan for the evaluation and identification of all children and youth in need of long-term care or assistance, including, but not limited to individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, medical fragility, serious emotional or behavioral disabilities, and physical impairments;

·         guidelines for transitional services, between long-term care programs, based on the person's age or mental, physical, emotional, or medical condition; and

·         a statutory proposal for the emancipation of minors.

Amendments:

Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

  • Replaces the requirement that the DCYF conduct a TBI screen on foster youth within 30 days of entry into foster care with a requirement that the DCYF, in consultation with the foster youth health plan, evaluate:
    • TBI screening tools for foster youth;
    • Options to incorporate that screening tool into existing screens for children in out of home care; and

Treatment actions for youth whom a potential TBI is identified using a screening tool.