(1) To be eligible as an in-home/relative provider to care for children under WCCC, the applicant must be:
(a) Eighteen years of age or older;
(b) A citizen or legal resident of the U.S.; and
(c) Meet all of the requirements listed in WAC 170-290-0135
(2) Additionally, eligible in-home/relative providers must:
(a) Meet all applicable background check requirements in part II of this chapter;
(b) Agree to provide care, supervision, and daily activities based on the child's developmental needs, including environmental, physical, nutritional, emotional, cognitive, safety, and social needs; and
(c) Bill only for actual hours of care provided. Those hours must be authorized by DSHS, and used by the parent for his or her DSHS approved activities or work hours.
(3) The following eligible in-home/relative providers, except those providers residing with a disqualified person, may provide care in either their home or the child's home:
(a) Adult siblings that live outside the child's home;
(b) Extended tribal family members;
(c) Grandparent or great-grandparent; or
(d) Aunt or uncle, or great-aunt or great-uncle.
(4) All other eligible providers, including other family members, friends, neighbors, or nannies must provide care in the child's home only.
(5) The following persons are not eligible to provide in-home/relative care under part II of this chapter:
(a) The child's biological, adoptive, or step-parent;
(b) The child's legal guardian or the guardian's spouse or live-in partner; or
(c) Another adult acting in loco parentis or that adult's spouse or live-in partner.
(6) WCCC consumers may have up to two in-home/relative providers authorized for payment during the consumer's eligibility period, plus one back-up provider, either licensed or in-home/relative also authorized to care for the consumer's children.
(7) WCCC consumers who choose in-home/relative care are responsible to monitor the environment and child care services they receive from their provider. WCCC consumers must ensure that their children who receive subsidized child care outside of their own home are current on all Washington state immunizations, except in cases based on religious preference or medical conditions.
(8) In-home/relative providers who are paid child care subsidies to care for children receiving WCCC benefits may not receive those benefits for their own children during the hours in which they provide subsidized child care.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2011 1st sp.s. c 42, 2011 1st sp.s. c 50, and 2006 c 265 § 501. 11-18-001, § 170-290-0130, filed 8/24/11, effective 9/24/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 43.43.832(6), 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. 09-22-043, § 170-290-0130, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0130, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, and 74.13.085. 05-22-078, § 388-290-0130, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0130, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085. 02-12-069, § 388-290-0130, filed 5/31/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). 02-01-135, § 388-290-0130, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.]