The following definitions apply to this chapter. "Capacity"
means the maximum number of children a facility is licensed to care for at a given time. "Children's administration"
means a management section of the department of social and health services responsible for many services to children including but not limited to: Child protective services, child welfare services, policy development, budget and fiscal operations. "Compliance agreement"
means a written plan of short duration with a specific ending date for completion of the plan. The agreement addresses the improvement or correction of specific issues to maintain or increase the safety and well-being of children in care. "Department"
means the department of social and health services (DSHS). "DLR"
means the division of licensed resources. A division of children's administration of the department of social and health services. "Full licensure"
means the facility licensed or approved by the department of social and health services meets all applicable licensing standards. "I"
refers to anyone who operates an overnight youth shelter. "Overnight youth shelter"
means a licensed facility operated by a nonprofit agency that provides overnight shelter to homeless or runaway youth. Overnight youth shelters do not provide residential care during daytime hours. "We"
refers to the department, including DLR licensors. "Youth"
means an individual who is under twenty-one years old. The term "child" or "children" may also be used in some sections.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 75.15 [74.15 ] RCW. 01-15-001, § 388-160-0025, filed 7/5/01, effective 8/5/01.]