Introduced by Rep. Patricia Lantz, (D-Gig Harbor) (D) on January 16, 2006
To provide that a domestic violence advocate may not, without the consent of the victim, be examined as to any communication between the victim and the domestic violence advocate. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 16, 2006
Substitute offered to the House Judiciary Committee on January 30, 2006
To add an intent section, clarify that the privilege does not relieve a domestic violence advocate from the mandatory reporting requirement, direct the DSHS to consider alternatives to providing a "yes" or "no" answer regarding whether a person is receiving public assistance, and clarify that the DSHS must adopt policies of confidentiality for those recipients of public assistance who disclose to the department that they are victims of domestic violence or stalking.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Patricia Lantz, (D-Gig Harbor) (D) on February 11, 2006
To require the DSHS to review methods to improve
confidentiality of information of domestic violence victims receiving public assistance. Language requiring the DSHS to adopt policies and procedures and to consider alternatives to
providing the "yes" or "no" answer about whether a person is receiving public assistance is removed. H AMD 841.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2006