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PDFWAC 110-305-5225

Bodies of water or water hazards on the licensed premises.

(1)(a) As used in WAC 170-297-5150 through 170-297-5250, a "body of water" is a natural area or man-made area or device that contains or holds more than two inches of water.
(b) "Body of water" does not include a wading pool as defined in WAC 170-297-5175, a water activity table, small bird baths or rain puddles with a water depth of two inches or less.
(2) When children are in care the licensee must directly supervise or have a primary staff person directly supervise children, with the staff-to-child ratio observed, whenever children play in any area with a body of water.
(3)(a) For any program that does not operate on public or private school premises, the licensee must make any body of water in the licensed space inaccessible with a physical barrier (not to include a hedge or vegetation barrier) or fence that is at least five feet tall. Any opening between fence slats may be no wider than three and one-half inches; and
(b) Directly supervise or have a primary staff person directly supervise children, with the staff-to-child ratios observed, whenever children play in any area with a body of water.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-5225, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW, 2016 c 231, and Governor Inslee's Directive 16-06. WSR 17-22-053, § 170-297-5225, filed 10/25/17, effective 11/25/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-5225, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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