PDFWAC 110-147-1530

How long should my agency keep the child records?

(1) If you have child files with information not returned to the department, you must keep them for six years following the termination or expiration of any license or contract you have with the department. Children's records must never be submitted to the department through the licensing provider portal.
(2) If your agency closes, you must return all child file information to the department for any child who is or was in the custody of the department and whose records were not previously destroyed according to subsection (1) of this section.
(3) Adoption records should be maintained according to WAC 110-147-1720(2).
(4) You must inform your LD regional licensor about the closure of your agency and where the child files will be kept.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. WSR 22-11-091, § 110-147-1530, filed 5/18/22, effective 6/18/22. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-147-1530, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-147-1530, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]