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.