Partners for Our Children

HB1194 requires that the first parent-child visit (when children have been placed into out of home care) must take place within 72 hours of removal, unless the court finds that extraordinary circumstances require delay.

Further, HB1194 amends current RCW such that previously court-ordered supervised or monitored visitation between a parent and child shall have a presumption that such supervision will no longer be necessary following a case conference under this section. To overcome this presumption, the department must provide evidence during the case conference establishing that removing visit supervision or monitoring would create a risk to the child’s safety.

Substitute Bill: