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Washington Revised Code Title 71A. Developmental Disabilities § 71A.12.220. Community protection program--Definitions

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The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

(1) “Assessment” means the written opinion of a qualified professional stating, at a minimum:

(a) Whether a person meets the criteria established in RCW 71A.12.210;

(b) What restrictions are necessary.

(2) “Certified community protection program intensive supported living services” means access to twenty-four-hour supervision, instruction, and support services as identified in the person's plan of care.

(3) “Community protection program” means services specifically designed to support persons who meet the criteria of RCW 71A.12.210.

(4) “Constitutes a risk to others” means a determination of a person's risk and/or dangerousness based upon a thorough assessment by a qualified professional.

(5) “Department” means the department of social and health services.

(6) “Developmental disability” means that condition defined in *RCW 71A.10.020(3).

(7) “Disclosure” means providing copies of professional assessments, incident reports, legal documents, and other information pertaining to community protection issues to ensure the provider has all relevant information.  Polygraph and plethysmograph reports are excluded from disclosure.

(8) “Division” means the division of developmental disabilities.

(9) “Managed successfully” means that a person supported by a community protection program does not engage in the behavior identified in RCW 71A.12.210.

(10) “Opportunistic behavior” means an act committed on impulse, which is not premeditated.

(11) “Predatory” means acts directed toward strangers, individuals with whom a relationship has been established or promoted for the primary purpose of victimization, or casual acquaintances with whom no substantial personal relationship exists.  Predatory behavior may be characterized by planning and/or rehearsing the act, stalking, and/or grooming the victim.

(12) “Qualified professional” means a person with at least three years' prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and:  (a) If the person being assessed has demonstrated sexually aggressive or sexually violent behavior, that person must be assessed by a qualified professional who is a certified sex offender treatment provider, or affiliate sex offender treatment provider working under the supervision of a certified sex offender treatment provider;  or (b) if the person being assessed has demonstrated violent, dangerous, or aggressive behavior, that person must be assessed by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist who has received specialized training in the treatment of or has at least three years' prior experience treating violent or aggressive behavior.

(13) “Treatment team” means the program participant and the group of people responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the person's individualized supports and services.  This group may include, but is not limited to, the case resource manager, therapist, residential provider, employment/day program provider, and the person's legal representative and/or family, provided the person consents to the family member's involvement.

(14) “Violent offense” means any felony defined as a violent offense in RCW 9.94A.030.

(15) “Waiver” means the community-based funding under section 1915 of Title XIX of the federal social security act.

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