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When can my license application be denied and when can my license be suspended or revoked?

(1) If you do not meet the requirements in chapter 170-295 WAC we deny your license application or suspend or revoke your license.
(2) If more than one person applies for a license or is licensed under this chapter to provide child care at the same facility:
(a) We consider qualifications separately and together.
(b) We deny the license application, or suspend or revoke the license if one person fails to meet the minimum licensing requirements.
(3) We must deny, suspend, or revoke your license if you:
(a) Have been found to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, abandoned a child or allowed such persons on the premises as defined in chapter 26.44 RCW;
(b) Have been convicted of, or have charges pending for, crimes on the DEL director's list under WAC 170-06-0120;
(c) Have had a license denied, suspended, or revoked for the care of adults or children in this state or any other state. However, if you demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that you have taken enough corrective action and rehabilitation to justify the public trust to operate the center according to the rules of this chapter, we consider issuing you a license;
(d) Commit or allow an illegal act to be committed on the licensed premises;
(e) Allow children in your care to be abused, neglected, exploited, or treated with cruelty or indifference;
(f) Use illegal drugs;
(g) Use alcohol to the extent that it interferes with your ability to provide care for the children as required by this chapter;
(h) Refuse to permit an authorized representative of the department, state fire marshal, or state auditor's office with official identification to:
(i) Inspect the premises;
(ii) Access your records related to the centers operation; or
(iii) Interview staff or children in care.
(i) Refuse to provide us a copy of your:
(i) Photo identification issued by a government entity; and
(ii) Social Security card that is valid for employment or verification of your employer identification number.
(4) We may deny, suspend, or revoke your license if you:
(a) Try to get or keep a license by making false statements or leaving out important information on your application;
(b) Do not provide enough staff in relation to the numbers, ages, or characteristics of children in care;
(c) Allow a person who is not qualified by training, experience or temperament to care for or be in contact with children in care;
(d) Fail to provide adequate supervision to children in care;
(e) Do not exercise fiscal responsibility and accountability while operating the center;
(f) Knowingly allow an employee or volunteer on the premises that has made false statements on an application for employment or volunteer service;
(g) Refuse to supply additional information requested by us;
(h) Fail to pay fees when due;
(i) Fail to comply with the minimum licensing requirements set forth in this chapter or any provision of chapter 43.215 RCW; or
(j) Provide care on the premises for children of an age different from the ages for which the center is licensed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 2006 c 265 and 2007 c 387. WSR 08-10-041, § 170-295-0100, filed 4/30/08, effective 5/31/08. WSR 06-15-075, recodified as § 170-295-0100, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. WSR 04-09-093, § 388-295-0100, filed 4/20/04, effective 5/21/04; WSR 03-14-110, § 388-295-0100, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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