(1) Per RCW 74.15.030
, the department requires background checks on all providers who may have unsupervised access to children or individuals with a developmental disability. This includes licensed, certified or contracted providers, their current or prospective employees and prospective adoptive parents as defined in RCW 26.33.020
(2)[(b)] As described in WAC 388-06-0115
, the division of developmental disabilities requires background checks on all contracted providers, individual providers, employees of contracted providers, and any other individual who is qualified by DDD to have unsupervised access to individuals with developmental disabilities.
(3) Long-term care workers as defined in chapter 74.39A
RCW hired after January 7, 2012 are subject to national fingerprint-based background checks. For individual providers and home care agency providers refer to WAC 388-71-0500
. For adult family homes refer to chapter 388-76
WAC, adult family home minimum licensing requirements. For assisted living facilities refer to chapter 388-78A
WAC, assisted living licensing rules.
(4) Per RCW 74.15.030
, the department also requires background checks on other individuals who may have unsupervised access to children or to individuals with a developmental disability in department licensed or contracted homes, or facilities which provide care. The department requires background checks on the following people:
(a) A volunteer or intern with regular or unsupervised access to children;
(b) Any person who regularly has unsupervised access to a child or an individual with a developmental disability;
(c) A relative other than a parent who may be caring for a child;
(d) A person who is at least sixteen years old, is residing in a foster home, relatives home, or child care home and is not a foster child.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.832 and 74.39A.056 as amended by 2012 c 164 and 2012 c 1. 12-21-053, § 388-06-0110, filed 10/15/12, effective 12/25/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.832, 74.39A.055, 74.39A.050, 74.39A.095, 74.39A.260, 43.20A.710, and 43.43.837. 10-16-083, § 388-06-0110, filed 7/30/10, effective 8/30/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.832, 26.33.190, 26.44.030, 74.15.030, 2007 c 387 and Adam Walsh Act of 2006. 09-06-028, § 388-06-0110, filed 2/24/09, effective 3/6/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 01-18-025, § 388-06-0110, filed 8/27/01, effective 10/1/01.]
Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules, and deems ineffectual changes not filed by the agency in this manner. The bracketed material in the above section does not appear to conform to the statutory requirement.