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Nonexpiring full license.

(1) To qualify for a nonexpiring full license, a licensee must submit the following to the department on an annual basis thirty days prior to the anniversary date of the license. The anniversary date is the date the licensee's first initial license was issued:
(a) An annual nonrefundable licensing fee;
(b) A declaration to the department on a department-approved form indicating:
(i) The intent to continue operating a licensed child care program; or
(ii) The intent to cease operation on a date certain;
(c) A declaration on a department-approved form of compliance with all licensing rules; and
(d) Documentation of completed background check applications as determined by the department-established schedule. As provided in RCW 43.215.215 (2)(f), as amended by chapter 295 (2SHB 1903), Laws of 2011, the schedule for submission of a background check application shall be once every three years. For each individual required to have a background check clearance, the licensee must verify current background checks or submit a background check application at least thirty days prior to the anniversary date.
(2) The requirements in subsection (1) of this section must be met:
(a) Before a licensee operating under an initial license is issued a nonexpiring full license; and
(b) Every twelve months after issuance of a nonexpiring full license.
(3) If a licensee fails to meet the requirements in subsection (1) of this section for continuation of a nonexpiring full license, the license expires and the licensee must submit a new application for licensure.
(4) Nothing about the nonexpiring license process in this section may interfere with the department's established monitoring practice.
(5) A licensee has no right to an adjudicative proceeding (hearing) to appeal the expiration, nonrenewal, or noncontinuation of a full nonexpiring license as a result of the licensee's failure to comply with the requirements of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.060, 43.43.832(6), and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-09-060, ยง 170-295-0095, filed 4/17/12, effective 5/18/12.]
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