PDFWAC 110-148-1370

What kinds of assessments are included in the licensing process?

(1) The department or child placing agency will assess you for a foster family license. This will include, but is not necessarily limited to:
(a) Your ability to comply with the licensing requirements;
(b) The physical condition of your home and property;
(c) The physical and mental health of all members of the household; and
(d) Your ability to provide sufficient income to meet the financial needs of your family without the foster care reimbursements for foster children in your care.
(2) At any time, we may require you or someone in your house to give additional information. We may also require an evaluation of your home or property, or of a person in your home, by an evaluator/provider approved by the department.
(3) Any evaluation requested by the department will be at your expense.
(4) You must give the evaluator written permission to share information with us throughout the evaluation process.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-148-1370, 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, § 388-148-1370, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]