WSR 19-20-096
[Filed October 1, 2019, 10:47 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Background checks.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.97.020, 43.43.830 through 43.43.838, 43.216.525, 43.216.555, and 74.15.030.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are necessary to implement chapter 9.97 RCW, which directs the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) to adopt rules that (1) explain when certificates of restoration of opportunity (CROP) will be included in criminal history record reports, qualifying letters, or other assessments during a background check, and (2) under what circumstances a CROP will not apply.
The department also intends to update rules that clarify certain criminal convictions that (1) may disqualify an individual from being licensed, contracted, certified, or authorized to have unsupervised access to children, or (2) trigger further review to determine the applicant's character, suitability, and competence to have unsupervised access to children.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Health and Human Services (HHS) requires certain individuals to undergo background checks in order to participate in federally funded programs administered by DCYF. DCYF will consult with HHS staff during rule development.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Chris Parvin, P.O. Box 40975, Olympia, WA 98504-0975, phone 360-407-5501, email, web site
October 1, 2019
Brenda Villarreal
Rules Coordinator