The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
Effective date- 2020 c 312: See note following.
Effective date- 2018 c 284 §§ 3, 8, 13, 20, 33, 36, and 67: "Sections 3, 8, 13, 20, 33, 36, and 66  of this act take effect July 1, 2018." [ 2018 c 284 § 70.]
Expiration date- 2018 c 284 §§ 2, 7, 12, 19, 32, 35, and 66: "Sections 2, 7, 12, 19, 32, 35, and 65  of this act expire July 1, 2018." [ 2018 c 284 § 71.]
Effective date- 2018 c 58: See note following.
Effective date- 2017 3rd sp.s. c 6§§ 102, 104 - 115, 201 - 227, 301 - 337, 401 - 419, 501 - 513, 801 - 803, and 805-822: See note following.
Conflict with federal requirements- 2017 3rd sp.s. c 6 : See.
Findings-Recommendations-Application- 2013 c 332: See notes following.
Findings- 2013 c 182: "The legislature believes that youth residing in foster care are capable of achieving success in school with appropriate support. Youth residing in foster care in Washington state lag behind their nonfoster youth peers in educational outcomes. Reasonable efforts by the department of social and health services to monitor educational outcomes and encourage academic achievement for youth in out-of-home care should be a responsibility of the child welfare system. When a youth is removed from his or her school district, it is the expectation of the legislature that the department of social and health services recognizes [recognize] the impact this move may have on a youth's academic success and provide the youth with necessary supports to be successful in school. The legislature believes that active oversight and advocacy by an educational liaison and collaborations will encourage youth to reach their fullest academic potential." [ 2013 c 182 § 1.]
Findings-Intent- 2011 1st sp.s. c 36 : See.
Effective date- 2011 1st sp.s. c 36 : See note following.
Intent- 2011 c 330: See note following.
Findings-Intent-Short title-Effective date- 2010 1st sp.s. c 8 : See notes following.
Purpose- 2010 c 94 : See note following.
Intent-2003 c 227: See note following.
Intent-2002 c 52: See note following.
Findings-Intent-Severability-1999 c 267: See notes following.
Conflict with federal requirements-1993 c 241: "If any part of this act is found to be in conflict with federal requirements that are a prescribed condition to the allocation of federal funds to the state, the conflicting part of this act is inoperative solely to the extent of the conflict and with respect to the agencies directly affected, and this finding does not affect the operation of the remainder of this act in its application to the agencies concerned. The rules under this act shall meet federal requirements that are a necessary condition to the receipt of federal funds by the state." [ 1993 c 241 § 5.]
Legislative finding-1983 c 311: "The legislature finds that in order for the state to receive federal funds for family foster care under Title IV-B and Title IV-E of the social security act, all children in family foster care must be subjected to periodic court review. Unfortunately, this includes children who are developmentally disabled and who are placed in family foster care solely because their parents have determined that the children's service needs require out-of-home placement. Except for providing such needed services, the parents of these children are completely competent to care for the children. The legislature intends by this act to minimize the embarrassment and inconvenience of developmentally disabled persons and their families caused by complying with these federal requirements." [ 1983 c 311 § 1.]
Severability-1982 c 129: See note following.
Effective date-Severability-1979 c 155: See notes following.
Effective dates-Severability-1977 ex.s. c 291: See notes following.