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What personal characteristics do my volunteers, all staff and I need to provide care to children?

(1) You, your staff and volunteers must have the following personal characteristics in order to operate or work in a child care facility:
(a) The understanding, ability, physical health, emotional stability, good judgment and personality suited to meet the physical, intellectual, mental, emotional, and social needs of the children in care;
(b) Be authorized by DEL to care for or have unsupervised access to children in child care under chapter 170-06 WAC; and
(c) Be able to furnish the child in care with a healthy, safe, nurturing, respectful, supportive, and responsive environment.
(2) If we decide it is necessary, you must provide to us any additional reports or information regarding you, any assistants, volunteers, members of your household, or any other person having access to children in care if any of those individuals may be unable to meet the requirements of chapter 170-295 WAC. This could include:
(a) Sexual deviancy evaluations;
(b) Substance abuse evaluations;
(c) Psychiatric evaluations;
(d) Psychological evaluations; and
(e) Medical evaluations.
(3) Any evaluation requested under subsection (2)(a) through (e) of this section will be at the expense of the person being evaluated.
(4) The person being evaluated must give us permission to speak with the evaluator(s) in subsection (2)(a) through (e) of this section prior to and after the evaluation.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 2006 c 265 and 2007 c 387. WSR 08-10-041, § 170-295-0070, filed 4/30/08, effective 5/31/08. WSR 06-15-075, recodified as § 170-295-0070, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. WSR 04-09-093, § 388-295-0070, filed 4/20/04, effective 5/21/04; WSR 03-14-110, § 388-295-0070, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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