(1) When the parent(s) chooses in-home/relative child care, the parent(s) will give the in-home/relative child care provider's name and address to the department and make the following assurances at the time child care is authorized:
(a) The in-home/relative provider is:
(i) Eighteen years of age or older;
(ii) Of sufficient physical, emotional, and mental health to meet the needs of the child in care. If requested by the department, the parent(s) must provide written evidence that the in-home child care provider of the parent's choice is of sufficient physical, emotional, and mental health to be a safe child care provider;
(iii) Able to work with the child without using corporal punishment or psychological abuse;
(iv) Able to accept and follow instructions;
(v) Able to maintain personal cleanliness; and
(vi) Prompt and regular in job attendance.
(b) The child is current on the immunization schedule as described in the National Immunization Guidelines, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices;
(c) The home where care is provided is safe for the care of the child; and
(d) The in-home/relative child care provider is informed about basic health practices, prevention and control of infectious disease, immunizations, and home and physical premises safety relevant to the care of the child.
(2) The in-home/relative child care provider's primary function while on duty is to provide child care. The in-home/relative child care provider will have the following responsibilities:
(a) Provide constant care and supervision of the child for whom the provider is responsible throughout the arranged time of care in accordance with the needs of the child; and
(b) Provide developmentally appropriate activities for the child who is under the in-home/relative child care provider's care.
(3) The department provides the parent(s) with information about basic health practices, prevention and control of infectious diseases, immunizations, and building and physical premises safety relevant to the care of the child.
[99-15-076, recodified as § 388-165-235, filed 7/20/99, effective 7/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.12.340, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090 and 74.13.0903. 98-22-008, § 388-15-176, filed 10/22/98, effective 11/22/98.]