(1) The DSHS secretary or designee will:
(a) Notify employees and applicants that a background check is required for covered positions;
(b) Develop procedures specifying when employees and applicants may be hired on a conditional basis pending the results of a background check; and
(c) Develop policies and procedures pertaining to background checks.
(d) Use information contained in a background check for the purpose of determining the character, competence, and suitability of the applicant and/or employee to have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults, juveniles and children.
(2) The DSHS secretary or designee will not further disseminate background check information unless authorized or required by law to do so. In addition, results of a background check may be discoverable pursuant to the rules of civil discovery, or subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.832, 43.20A.710, and 2007 c 387. 09-03-003, § 388-06-0635, filed 1/8/09, effective 2/8/09.]