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Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
"Able" means being physically and mentally capable of caring for a child in a responsible manner.
"Authorization" means the transaction created by DSHS which allows the provider the ability to claim payment during a certification period. The transaction may be adjusted based on the family need.
"Available" means being free to provide care when not participating in an approved activity under WAC 170-290-0040, 170-290-0045, 170-290-0050, or 170-290-0055 during the time child care is needed.
"Benefit" means a regular payment made by a government agency to a person qualified to receive it.
"Calendar year" means those dates between and including January 1st and December 31st.
"Capacity" means the maximum number of children the licensee is authorized by the department to have in care at any given time.
"Collective bargaining agreement" or "CBA" means the most recent agreement that has been negotiated and entered into between the exclusive bargaining representative for all licensed and license-exempt family child care providers as defined in chapter 41.56 RCW.
"Consumer" means the person receiving:
(a) WCCC benefits as described in part II of this chapter; or
(b) SCC benefits as described in part III of this chapter.
"Copayment" means the amount of money the consumer is responsible to pay the child care provider toward the cost of child care, whether provided under a voucher or contract, each month.
"Days" means calendar days unless otherwise specified.
"DEL" means the department of early learning.
"DSHS" means the department of social and health services.
"Early achievers" means a program that improves the quality of early learning programs and supports and rewards providers for their participation.
"Eligibility" means that a consumer has met all of the requirements of:
(a) Part II of this chapter to receive WCCC program subsidies; or
(b) Part III of this chapter to receive SCC program subsidies.
"Employment" or "work" means engaging in any legal, income generating activity that is taxable under the United States Tax Code or that would be taxable with or without a treaty between an Indian Nation and the United States. This includes unsubsidized employment, as verified by DSHS, and subsidized employment, such as:
(a) Working in a federal or state paid work study program; or
(b) VISTA volunteers, AmeriCorps, JobCorps, and Washington Service Corps (WSC) if the income is taxed.
"Existing child care provider" means a licensed or certified provider who received a state subsidy payment between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
"Fraud" means an intentional deception or misrepresentation made by a person with the knowledge that the deception could result in some unauthorized benefits to himself or herself or another person. See RCW 74.04.004.
"Homeless" means homeless as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987.
"In-home/relative provider" or "license-exempt provider," referred to in the collective bargaining agreement as "family, friends and neighbors provider" or "FFN provider," means a provider who meets the requirements in WAC 170-290-0130 through 170-290-0167.
"In loco parentis" means the adult caring for an eligible child in the absence of the biological, adoptive, or step-parents, and who is not a relative, court-ordered guardian, or custodian, and is responsible for exercising day-to-day care and control of the child.
"Intentional" means the likelihood of willfulness or done on purpose.
"New child care provider" means a licensed or certified provider who did not receive a state subsidy payment between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
"Night shift" means employment for a minimum of six hours between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
"Nonschool age child" means a child who is six years of age or younger and is not enrolled in public or private school.
"Phase out period" means a three-month eligibility period a consumer may be eligible for at reapplication when the consumer's household income is greater than two hundred percent of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG) but less than two hundred twenty percent of the FPG.
"Preschool age child" means a child age thirty months through six years of age who is not attending kindergarten or elementary school.
"Private school" means a private school approved by the state under chapter 28A.195 RCW.
"Program violation" means an act contrary to program rules and regulations and includes failure to adhere to program requirements.
"Sanction" means deterrent action imposed by the department to address a program violation finding.
"SCC" means the seasonal child care program, which is a child care subsidy program described in part III of this chapter that assists eligible families who are seasonally employed in agriculturally related work outside of the consumer's home to pay for licensed or certified child care.
"School age child" means a child who is between five years of age through twelve years of age and who is attending public or private school or is receiving home-based instruction under chapter 28A.200 RCW.
"Seasonally available agricultural related work" means work that is directly related to the cultivation, production, harvesting or processing of fruit trees or crops.
"Self-employment" means engaging in any legal income generating activity that is taxable under the United States Tax Code or that would be taxable with or without a treaty between an Indian Nation and the United States, as verified by Washington state business license, or a tribal, county, or city business or occupation license, as applicable, and a uniform business identification (UBI) number for approved self-employment activities that occur outside of the home. Incorporated businesses are not considered self-employment enterprises.
"Suspected fraud" means evidence supporting a finding of fraud. Suspected fraud can result in a criminal investigation by law enforcement.
"Unintentional" means not done willfully or on purpose.
"Waiting list" means a list of applicants or reapplicants eligible to receive subsidy benefits but funding is not available.
"WCCC" means the working connections child care program, which is a child care subsidy program described in part II of this chapter that assists eligible families in obtaining subsidy for child care.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070 and 2017 3rd sp.s. c 1 § 615. WSR 17-23-033, § 170-290-0003, filed 11/7/17, effective 12/8/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 17-12-013, § 170-290-0003, filed 5/26/17, effective 6/26/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-19-107, § 170-290-0003, filed 9/21/16, effective 10/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-09-059, § 170-290-0003, filed 4/15/16, effective 5/16/16; WSR 14-12-050, § 170-290-0003, filed 5/30/14, effective 6/30/14; WSR 12-11-025, § 170-290-0003, filed 5/8/12, effective 6/8/12; WSR 11-12-078, § 170-290-0003, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-0003, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09.]
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