WSR 04-21-063

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed October 18, 2004, 3:40 p.m. , effective November 18, 2004 ]


Purpose: The amendment to WAC 388-148-0050 (2)(b) is made to correct typographical error. The intent of the WAC section is to identify the individuals that are exempt from needing a background check in a licensed home or facility. Foster children and individuals who are eighteen or nineteen remaining in foster care are not required to complete a background check. The amended language will clarify this.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-148-0050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.15.030.

Other Authority: Chapter 74.15 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-16-001 on July 21, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 15, 2004.

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3424.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-08-073, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04)

WAC 388-148-0050   How do I apply for a license?   License applications are available from the division of licensed resources and licensed child placing agencies.

(1) To apply for a license, the person or legal entity responsible for your home or facility must include with the application the following:

(a) Written verification for each applicant(s), staff, interns, volunteers and individuals who may have unsupervised access to children in care of the following information:

(i) A negative tuberculosis test or an X ray, unless you can demonstrate a religious or a medical reason prohibiting the test;

Note: Written documentation from your physician that indicates you are free of the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis may be accepted for individuals with a religious or a medical prohibition to the TB test.

(ii) First aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training appropriate to the age of the children in care; and

(iii) HIV/AIDS and bloodborne pathogens training including infection control standards.

(2) You must send a completed background check form to your licensor on anyone on the premises having unsupervised access to ((children)) a child who:

(a) Is at least sixteen years old or older;

(b) Is not a foster child; ((or

(c))) nor an individual eighteen through twenty years old authorized to remain in foster care (see chapter 388-06 WAC).

(3) You must send a completed FBI fingerprint form on any individual in your home or facility who has lived outside Washington state within the last three years and meets WAC 388-148-0050 (2)(a)(b).

(4) A group care facility or staffed residential home licensed for six is required to meet the health and fire safety requirements to receive a certificate of compliance from the department of health and the Washington state patrol fire protection bureau.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030 and chapter 74.15 RCW. 04-08-073, 388-148-0050, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 01-18-037, 388-148-0050, filed 8/28/01, effective 9/28/01.]

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