SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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 Unit3424.2
(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; ((
(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.]