SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-160-0195 to correct a typographical error in subsection (2), changing "you" to "your" so that this subsection will read: "The department must deny, suspend or revoke your license for any of the following...."
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-160-0195.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.15.010, 74.15.030.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-21-104 on October 18, 2005.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: January 6, 2006.
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3584.1
(2) The department must deny, suspend, or revoke your license for any of the reasons that follow.
(a) You have failed your background check (see chapter 388-06 WAC).
(b) You have been found to have committed child abuse or neglect or you treat, permit or assist in treating children in your care with cruelty, indifference, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
(c) You or anyone on the premises had a license denied or revoked from an agency that provided care to children or vulnerable adults.
(d) You attempt to get a license by deceitful means, such as making false statements or leaving out important information on the application.
(e) You commit, permit or assist in an illegal act on the premises of a home or facility providing care to children.
(f) You are using illegal drugs, or excessively using alcohol and/or prescription drugs.
(g) You knowingly allowed employees or volunteers who made false statements on their applications to work at your agency.
(h) You repeatedly lack qualified or an adequate number of staff to care for the number and types of children under your care.
(i) You have refused to allow our authorized staff and inspectors to have requested information or access to your facility, child and program files, and/or your staff and clients.
(j) You are unable to manage the property, fiscal responsibilities, or staff in your agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.010, 74.15.030. 05-14-013, § 388-160-0195, filed 6/22/05, effective 7/23/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 75.15 [74.15] RCW. 01-15-001, § 388-160-0195, filed 7/5/01, effective 8/5/01.]