170-290-0032  <<  170-290-0034 >>   170-290-0035

Providers' responsibilities.

Child care providers who accept child care subsidies must do the following:
(1) Comply with:
(a) All of the DEL child care licensing or certification requirements as provided in chapter 170-295, 170-296A, or 170-297 WAC, for child care providers who are licensed or certified; or
(b) All of the requirements in WAC 170-290-0130 through 170-290-0167, 170-290-0250, and 170-290-0268, for child care providers who provide in-home/relative care;
(2) Report pending charges or convictions to DSHS as provided in:
(a) Chapter 170-295, 170-296A, or 170-297 WAC, for child care providers who are licensed or certified; or
(b) WAC 170-290-0138 (2) and (3), for child care providers who provide in-home/relative care;
(3) Keep complete and accurate daily attendance records for children in their care, and allow access to DEL to inspect attendance records during all hours in which authorized child care is provided as follows:
(a) Current attendance records (including records from the previous twelve months) must be available immediately for review upon request by DEL.
(b) Attendance records older than twelve months to five years must be provided to DSHS or DEL within two weeks of the date of a written request from either department. Beginning July 1, 2017, or upon ratification of the 2017-19 collective bargaining agreement with SEIU 925, whichever occurs later, the records must be provided within twenty-eight consecutive calendar days of the date of a written request from either department.
(c) Failure to make available attendance records as provided in this subsection may:
(i) Result in the immediate suspension of the provider's subsidy payments; and
(ii) Establish a provider overpayment as provided in WAC 170-290-0268;
(4) Keep receipts for billed field trip/quality enhancement fees as follows:
(a) Receipts from the previous twelve months must be available immediately for review upon request by DEL;
(b) Receipts from one to five years old must be provided to DSHS or DEL within two weeks of the date of a written request from either department;
(5) Allow consumers access to their child at all times while the child is in care;
(6) Collect copayments directly from the consumer or the consumer's third-party payor, and report to DSHS if the consumer has not paid a copayment to the provider within the previous sixty days;
(7) Follow billing procedures:
(a) As described in the most current version of "Child Care Subsidies: A Guide for Licensed and Certified Family Home Child Care Providers,"; or
(b) As described in the most current version of "Child Care Subsidies: A Guide for Family, Friends and Neighbors Child Care Providers"; or
(c) As described in the most current version of "Child Care Subsidies: A Guide for Licensed and Certified Child Care Centers."
(8) Not claim a payment in any month a child has not attended at least one day within the authorization period in that month.
(9) Invoice the state no later than one calendar year after the actual date of service;
(10) For both licensed and certified providers and in-home/relative providers, not charge subsidized families the difference between the provider's customary rate and the maximum allowed state rate; and
(11) For licensed and certified providers, not charge subsidized families for:
(a) Registration fees in excess of what is paid by subsidy program rules;
(b) Absent days on days in which the child is scheduled to attend and authorized for care;
(c) Handling fees to process consumer copayments, child care services payments, or paperwork;
(d) Fees for materials, supplies, or equipment required to meet licensing rules and regulations; or
(e) Child care or fees related to subsidy billing invoices that are in dispute between the provider and the state.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 17-12-035, § 170-290-0034, filed 5/31/17, effective 7/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-19-107, § 170-290-0034, 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, § 170-290-0034, filed 4/15/16, effective 5/16/16; WSR 12-11-025, § 170-290-0034, filed 5/8/12, effective 6/8/12.]
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group