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WAC 170-06-0070

Agency filings affecting this section

Disqualification.

Background information that will disqualify a subject individual.
(1) A subject individual who has a background containing any of the permanent convictions on the director's list, WAC 170-06-0120(1), will be permanently disqualified from providing licensed child care, caring for children or having unsupervised access to children in child care.
(2) A subject individual who has a background containing any of the nonpermanent convictions on the director's list, WAC 170-06-0120(2), will be disqualified from providing licensed child care, caring for children or having unsupervised access to children in child care for five years after the conviction date.
(3) A subject individual will be disqualified when their background contains a negative action, as defined in WAC 170-06-0020 that relates to:
(a) An act, finding, determination, decision, or the commission of abuse or neglect of a child as defined in chapters 26.44 RCW and 388-15 WAC.
(b) An act, finding, determination, decision, or commission of abuse or neglect or financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult as defined in chapter 74.34 RCW.
Background information that may disqualify a subject individual.
(4) A subject individual may be disqualified for other negative action(s), as defined in WAC 170-06-0020 which reasonably relate to his or her character, suitability, or competence to care for or have unsupervised access to children in child care.
(5) A subject individual may be disqualified from caring for or having unsupervised access to children if the individual is the subject of a pending child protective services (CPS) investigation.
(6) A subject individual who has a "founded" finding for child abuse or neglect will not be authorized to care for or have unsupervised access to children during the administrative hearing and appeals process.
(7) The department may also disqualify a subject individual if that person has other nonconviction background information that renders him or her unsuitable to care for or have unsupervised access to children in child care. Among the factors the department may consider are:
(a) The subject individual attempts to obtain a license, certification, or authorization by deceitful means, such as making false statements or omitting material information on an application.
(b) The subject individual used illegal drugs or misused or abused prescription drugs or alcohol that either affected their ability to perform their job duties while on the premises when children were present or presented a risk of harm to any child in child care.
(c) The subject individual attempted, committed, permitted, or assisted in an illegal act on the premises. For purposes of this subsection, a subject individual attempted, committed, permitted, or assisted in an illegal act if he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the illegal act occurred or would occur.
(d) Subject to federal and state law, the subject individual lacks sufficient physical or mental health to meet the needs of children in child care.
(e) The subject individual had a license or certification for the care of children or vulnerable adults terminated, revoked, suspended or denied.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.200, 43.215.205, 43.215.215 through 43.215.218, 43.43.830, 43.43.832, chapter 43.215 and 43.43 RCW, and 2011 c 295. WSR 12-12-040, § 170-06-0070, filed 5/30/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 2006 c 265 and 2007 c 387. WSR 08-10-041, § 170-06-0070, filed 4/30/08, effective 5/31/08.]