PDFWAC 110-148-1410

What information is confidential and what information can I share about a child or a child's family?

(1) Information about a child or the child's family is confidential and must only be shared with people directly involved in caring for a child on a need to know basis, or involved in the case plan for a child. You may discuss information about the child, the child's family and the case plan only with:
(a) Our representatives, including DCYF's LD and CW staff;
(b) Department of health, department of social and health services, office of the state fire marshal and the office of the family and children's ombuds;
(c) A CPA team assigned to the child;
(d) A child's tribal social services worker;
(e) Treatment and service providers identified in the child's case plan or with permission of the child's DCYF caseworker; and
(f) The child's guardian ad litem, court-appointed special advocate and attorney.
(2) You may check with your child's DCYF caseworker for guidance about sharing information with the child's parent or guardian, teacher, counselor, doctor and others involved in the child's case plan.
(3) Child placing agencies and the department must share information about the child and child's family related to the case plan with you so that you can meet the child's needs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. WSR 22-11-091, § 110-148-1410, filed 5/18/22, effective 6/18/22. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-148-1410, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. 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, § 388-148-1410, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]