(1) If you are a group care program provider, you may serve children who are at least six years of age and meet one of the following conditions:
(a) Have behavior that cannot be safely or effectively managed in foster care;
(b) Need temporary placement awaiting a more permanent placement;
(c) Need emergency placement during a temporary disruption of a current placement;
(d) Have emotional, physical, or mental disabilities;
(e) Need a transitional living setting;
(f) Need respite care from a licensed provider; or
(g) Are age sixteen or older and need to acquire independent living skills.
(2) If your group care program serves children with severe developmental disabilities, medically fragile children, maternity services, or is a group receiving center or meets RCW 74.15.020
(2)(m), the children may be younger than six years of age.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030 and chapter 74.15 RCW. 04-08-073, § 388-148-0685, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 01-18-037, § 388-148-0685, filed 8/28/01, effective 9/28/01.]