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When a finding of child abuse or neglect is substantiated by DSHS, the parent or caretaker who allegedly committed the maltreatment has the right to request, in writing, a review of his or her case.
The parent must make this request within 30 days of being notified of the finding. If DSHS does not amend the finding, the parent may then seek an administrative hearing under the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.
Along with the blanket civil protections described above, a provision was added in 2011 to specifically protect parents, legal guardians, and non-custodial parents. Father appealed the order, arguing that his right to parenting time could not be restricted, under Wash. Merely because [father] is entitled to use marijuana to improve his medical condition under [§ 69.51A.040(2)] does not mean that such use is not detrimental to his young daughters.
“A qualifying patient or designated provider may not have his or her parental rights or residential time with a child restricted solely due to his or her medical use of cannabis in compliance with the terms of this chapter,” unless there is evidence that the use of cannabis has so impaired the person’s functioning that they are no longer able to perform their parenting duties. In the family law setting, the best interests of the child are of paramount importance.” The court emphasized: “Just because [father’s] use of marijuana was legally prescribed does not mean that he is entitled as a matter of right to unsupervised visits with his children.
In 2011, this section of the medical cannabis law was amended to create a blanket protection for qualifying patients and their caregivers against any civil (non-criminal) consequences for “possession, manufacture, or delivery,” or for “possession with intent to manufacture or deliver” cannabis, as long as they are in compliance with state law. The trial court entered an order granting primary custody to mother, and requiring father’s visits to be monitored due to his medical marijuana use.
Civil consequences include any action taken by DCFS, and this provision is still valid as of October 2013. Its order also specified the steps that father would have to take to obtain unsupervised visits: completely abstain from use of marijuana and undergo urinalysis until testing clean for six months. The court disagreed and affirmed the trial court’s order: “The dangers inherent in the use of marijuana do not turn on whether or not the use is sanctioned by the State.
This law again states that “great weight” shall be given to “evidence of a parent’s substance abuse as a contributing factor” to the abuse or neglect, in considering whether a dependency petition should be filed.
It is different than an adult DUI in some important ways: In other ways, it is identical to an adult DUI.On yet another occasion, [father] boasted that once he passed the UA drug test he could do whatever he wanted. The record shows that [father] continued to use marijuana around his children even after he promised to quit.Many people don’t realize that the driving penalties for minors are severe if a minor is arrested for alcohol/drug related offenses in Washington State, and that there are some unique features of driving penalties for minors that are very different from those involving adults.When DCFS files a petition in juvenile court, the court holds a fact-finding hearing to decide whether the child meets the legal definition of “dependency.” An administrative finding of child abuse or neglect is one way to show that the child is “dependent” and that the juvenile court has jurisdiction.At the fact-finding hearing, a parent or guardian has the right to be represented by a lawyer, and a guardian ad litem is appointed to represent the interests of the child.