Last Update: 8/19/16

Chapter 388-147 WAC

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD PLACING AGENCY AND ADOPTION SERVICES

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PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS
What is the purpose of this chapter?
What definitions do I need to know to understand this chapter?
LICENSING PROCESS
Am I required to have a license to provide care to children?
When will the department grant me a license?
How old do I have to be to apply for a license to provide care to children?
What is required to apply for a child placing agency license?
How does the department determine my suitability to become a licensed provider?
What additional steps must I complete prior to licensing?
How long do I have to complete the licensing application process?
What are the roles of the department and the CPA?
How must I certify a foster home for licensing by the department?
How long is my license valid?
Who shall have access to my agency?
Am I required to comply with local ordinances?
What happens when licensing requirements differ from contract requirements?
May an agency be issued more than one type of license?
What must be included in a home study completed by my agency?
What children may I serve?
How does the department decide which children will be placed in the homes I certify?
Do I have to admit or retain all children?
What do I need to consider in making foster care placements?
May I share information about the child with the foster parents?
RULE VIOLATIONS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
Will you license or continue to license me if I violate licensing regulations?
Are there exceptions made if I do not meet the licensing regulations?
Can employees, volunteers and subcontractors be disqualified from having access to the children in my agency?
What can I do if I disagree with your decision to modify, deny, suspend or revoke my license, or to disqualify my background check?
How do I appeal the decision of the office of administrative hearings' administrative law judge?
Can I be issued a probationary license?
STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Who must I employ at my agency?
What are the qualifications of an executive director or administrator?
What are the qualifications of a program manager?
What are the requirements of case management staff?
What are the qualifications for case aide staff?
If I have health care staff, what are their qualifications?
Do I need to employ consultants at my agency?
What are the qualifications for the foster home licensor?
What additional support do I need for my child placing agency?
Can one staff person have different responsibilities?
What are the requirements for volunteers working directly with children/youth?
What are the required ratios of case manager staff to children under care?
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
What is the preservice training requirement for staff and volunteers having direct care responsibility to children/youth?
What is the requirement for staff in-service training?
What first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is required?
What HIV/AIDS/bloodborne pathogens training is required?
MANAGING RECORDS AND REPORTING
What personnel records must I keep at my agency?
What are the requirements for children's records?
How long should my agency keep the child records?
What information can be shared about a child or a child's family?
What incidents involving children must I report?
What are my reporting responsibilities when a child is missing from care?
What changes must I report to my licensor?
ENVIRONMENT, SPACE AND EQUIPMENT
What does the department require for my buildings and property?
What are the requirements for the prevention of the spread of infections and communicable disease?
Are alcoholic beverages, marijuana or illegal drugs allowed at my agency or in our certified homes?
Is smoking permitted around children?
Are guns allowed on a licensed facility's property?
FIRE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PRACTICES
What fire safety requirements am I required to meet?
Do I need a written emergency plan?
SERVICE PLANNING
How does my agency meet the religious needs of children in care?
What are the requirements about nondiscrimination?
Do I need a social summary for children under my care?
Do I need a treatment plan for children under my care?
How often should the case manager contact the foster child and family?
Can children in my care receive services through the extended foster care program?
DAILY CARE, BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
What are the requirements for supervising children?
What requirements must I follow when I transport children?
MEDICAL SAFETY
Where may I obtain a child's health history?
Am I required to assess a child's need for immediate medical attention?
When must I get an EPSDT exam for a child?
What are the requirements for obtaining consent for emergent and routine medical care?
Can I accept medication from a child's parent or guardian?
What nursing services must I provide?
ADOPTION SERVICES
What qualifications must adoption services staff meet?
What staff training must I provide?
What are the requirements for providing adoptive services?
Do I need to provide potential adoptive families with a program description?
What information regarding fees must I share with my applicants?
What are the requirements regarding contacts with each adoptive placement prior to adoption?
What steps must I take prior to entering into a contract with an adoptive applicant?
What must I include in an adoption home study?
What steps must I take to place a child for adoption?
What requirements must I meet to provide specialized adoption services?
How will the department process a complaint against my agency?
Are there additional requirements for international adoptions?
How do I maintain children's records?
What training must I provide prospective adoptive parents?
What must I include in a post placement report?
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