(1) A foster parent, at their own expense, may use a friend or relative who is sixteen or seventeen to supervise (baby sit) a foster child under the following conditions:
(a) The foster parent knows the youth babysitter to be reliable and mature enough to provide appropriate care to the foster child.
(b) The youth babysitter has completed a background check within the past year. Exception: For occasional care of less than twenty-four hours, the verification of the background check is not required, as provided in WAC 388-148-0541
(c) The youth babysitter must not be responsible for more than three children.
(2) If the care by the youth babysitter is a regular arrangement, the foster parents must have the written approval of the social worker and provide the social worker with evidence from the youth babysitter of:
(a) Current first aid and age-appropriate CPR training;
(b) HIV/AIDS training including bloodborne pathogens training;
(c) A nondisqualifying background check; and
(d) A tuberculosis test.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030 and chapter 74.15 RCW. 04-08-073, § 388-148-0542, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04.]