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 at 1:30 p.m. Executive session scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.15.19 at 8:00 a.m. (updated 2.15.19)

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:

·         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.