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Chapter 388-160 WAC

Last Update: 1/10/06

MINIMUM LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR OVERNIGHT YOUTH SHELTERS

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Authority.
What is the purpose of overnight youth shelters?
What definitions apply to this chapter?
What services must be offered at a shelter?
What must I include in the assessment when a youth first enters a shelter?
How does the department decide how many youth I may serve in my overnight youth shelter?
How old do I have to be to apply for a shelter license?
What qualifications does a person need to care for youth at an overnight youth shelter?
Who must be on the premises when youth are present at an overnight youth shelter?
What qualifications must a program supervisor have in order to work in a shelter?
What qualifications must a lead counselor have in order to work in a shelter?
What minimum qualifications must child care staff, lead counselors, interns, and volunteers have in order to work in a shelter?
What training is required for overnight youth shelter staff, lead counselors, interns and volunteers?
What is the required ratio of staff to youth in a shelter?
How do I apply or reapply for a license?
May I receive more than one type of group care license at the same physical location?
Does the department put limitations or conditions on a person who is licensed?
Does the department allow exceptions to the licensing requirements?
Does the department issue probationary licenses?
When must the department deny, suspend or revoke a license?
Are there other reasons the department must suspend my overnight youth shelter license?
When may the department suspend or revoke my overnight youth shelter license?
How does the department notify me if my license is modified, denied, suspended or revoked?
What may I do if I disagree with the department's decision to modify, deny, suspend or revoke my license?
What incidents involving youth must I report?
Are there other reporting requirements?
Do I need to report runaway youth who stay at the shelter?
What changes to my overnight youth shelter must I report to my licensor?
What are the department's requirements for keeping client records?
Do I need a citizens' board for my overnight youth shelter?
What personnel policies must I have?
What personnel records must I keep?
Where must I post my license?
What other information must I keep readily available?
Are local ordinances part of our licensing requirements?
What fire safety requirements must I follow to qualify for a license?
Where may my shelter be located?
May I have firearms in my overnight youth shelter?
What substances are prohibited at overnight youth shelters?
What are your requirements for storing dangerous items?
Do I need to have first-aid supplies?
What structural safety requirements must my facility meet?
What measures must I take for pest control?
What are your requirements for kitchens?
What are the requirements for bedrooms in shelters?
What are your requirements for bedding?
What telephone requirements must I follow?
What are the lighting requirements for my overnight youth shelter?
What are the requirements about drinking water?
What are your requirements for laundry facilities?
What are the requirements for washing clothes?
What are the requirements for toilets, sinks, and bathing facilities in shelters?
Do overnight youth shelters require a housekeeping sink?
What are the requirements for sewage and liquid wastes?
What health and emergency policies and procedures must I have?
How must I manage medications for youth at my shelter?
What must I do to prevent the spread of infections and communicable diseases?
What nutritional guidelines must I follow?
What are your requirements for protecting a youth under my care from child abuse and neglect?
What are the requirements about nondiscrimination?
What religious activities are allowed in overnight youth shelters?
How much supervision is required for child care staff and volunteers?
What requirements must I follow when disciplining youth?
What types of disciplinary practices are forbidden?
What types of physical restraint are acceptable for youth in overnight youth shelters?
What types of physical restraint are not acceptable in overnight youth shelters?
Do I need to document instances when physical restraint is used?