Plans of Safe Care Infants With Prenatal Substance Exposure and Their Families - Washington

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Definitions

Citation: Admin. Code Tit. 110, § 110-50-0430

'Alcohol-affected infant' means a child age birth through 12 months who was exposed to alcohol in utero and may demonstrate physical, behavioral, or cognitive signs that may be attributed to alcohol exposure.

'Drug-affected infant' means a child age birth through 12 months who was exposed to drugs or substances in utero and demonstrates physical, behavioral, or cognitive signs that can be attributed to exposure to drugs or substances.

Notification/Reporting Requirements

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Assessment of the Infant and Family

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Responsibility for Development of the Plan of Safe Care

Citation: DCYF Form # 15-491

A plan of safe care (POSC) must be developed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families with the family and documented for all screened-in intakes that identify a newborn as affected by substance(s).

Services for the Infant

Citation: DCYF Form # 15-491

Services for the affected infant will include medical care and referral to early intervention services.

Services for the Parents or Other Caregivers

Citation: DCYF Form # 15-491

Services for the parents may include any of the following:

  • Safe housing
  • Information about safe sleep
  • Routine child care
  • Emergency child care
  • Parenting support
  • Crisis planning (e.g., 'purple crying')
  • Service referrals
  • Referrals to resources

Monitoring Plans of Safe Care

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.