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Chapter 388-06 WAC

Last Update: 10/15/12

BACKGROUND CHECKS

WAC Sections

PURPOSE
What is the purpose of this chapter?
BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN'S ADMINISTRATION AND DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
What definitions apply to WAC 388-06-0100 through 388-06-0260 of this chapter?
Why are background checks done?
Who must have background checks?
What are the division of developmental disabilities background check requirements?
Who is not affected by this chapter?
Does the background check process apply to new and renewal licenses, certification, contracts, and authorizations to have unsupervised access to children or individuals with a developmental disability?
What happens if I don't comply with the background check requirement?
What does the background check cover?
Who pays for the background check?
Will a criminal conviction permanently prohibit me from being licensed, contracted, or authorized to have unsupervised access to children or to individuals with developmental disability?
Are there other criminal convictions that will prohibit me from working with children or individuals with a developmental disability?
If I have a conviction, may I ever have unsupervised access to children or individuals with a developmental disability?
Will I be disqualified if there are pending criminal charges on my background check?
Will you license, contract, or authorize me to have unsupervised access to children or individuals with a developmental disability if my conviction has been expunged, or vacated from my record or I have been pardoned for a crime?
How will I know if I have not been disqualified by the background check?
How will I know if I have been disqualified by the background check?
What may I do if I disagree with the department's decision to deny me a license, certification, contract, or authorization based on the results of the background check?
Is the background check information released to my employer or prospective employer?
May I receive a copy of my criminal background check results?
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-DAY PROVISIONAL HIRE—PENDING FBI BACKGROUND CHECK RESULTS
What is the purpose of the one hundred twenty-day provisional hire?
What definitions apply to one hundred twenty-day provisional hires?
Who is responsible for approving the one hundred twenty-day provisional hire?
When are individuals eligible for the one hundred twenty-day provisional hire?
When does the one hundred twenty-day provisional hire begin?
Who approves one hundred twenty-day provisional hire extensions?
Are there instances when the one hundred twenty-day provisional hire is not available?
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECKS
Must the DSHS secretary or designee conduct background checks on all employees in covered positions and applicants under consideration for a covered position?
What is a covered position?
Who are vulnerable adults, juveniles or children?
What is unsupervised access?
What information is considered in a background check conducted by DSHS and what are the results of the background check used for?
Must an employee and/or applicant authorize the secretary of the department of social and health services or designee to conduct a background check and what happens if the employee or applicant does not provide authorization?
What happens when a permanent DSHS employee is disqualified because of a background check or failure to authorize a background check?
What are the DSHS secretary's responsibilities in carrying out the requirements to conduct background checks?
Does a DSHS permanent employee who is disqualified from a covered position as a result of a background check have the right to request a review of the disqualification?
BACKGROUND CHECK CENTRAL UNIT
What definitions apply to WAC 388-06-0710 through 388-06-0720?
Who may submit a background check to the background check central unit?
Who receives the results of a background check conducted by the background check central unit?