5280 AMH WALJ WICM 605


SB 5280 - H AMD TO HSEL COMM AMD (H-1741.1/23) 574

By Representative Walsh


On page 8, line 3 of the striking amendment, after "(g)" insert "The reporting requirement in (a) of this subsection also applies to attorneys. No privilege, including the attorney-client privilege described in RCW 5.60.060(2), relieves attorneys from the reporting requirement under this subsection.


EFFECT: Requires that attorneys report child abuse or neglect when the attorney has reasonable cause to believe that such abuse or neglect has occurred and specifies that no privilege, including the attorney-client privilege, relieves attorneys from that reporting duty.

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