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PDFWAC 110-305-8350

Providing unlicensed care—Notice.

(1) If the department determines that an individual is providing unlicensed child care, the department will send the individual written notice within ten calendar days to explain:
(a) Why the department suspects that the individual is providing child care without a license;
(b) That a license is required and why;
(c) That the individual must immediately stop providing unlicensed child care;
(d) That if the individual wishes to obtain a license, within thirty calendar days from the date of the department's notice in this subsection (1) the individual must submit a written agreement, on a department form, stating that he or she agrees to:
(i) Attend the next available department child care licensing orientation; and
(ii) Submit a child care licensing application after completing orientation; and
(e) That the department has the authority to issue a fine of two hundred fifty dollars per day for each day that the individual continues to provide child care without a license.
(2) The department's written notice in subsection (1) of this section must inform the individual providing unlicensed child care:
(a) How to respond to the department;
(b) How to apply for a license;
(c) How a fine, if issued, may be suspended or withdrawn if the individual applies for a license;
(d) That the individual has a right to request an adjudicative proceeding (hearing) if a fine is assessed; and
(e) How to ask for a hearing.
(3) If an individual providing unlicensed child care does not submit an agreement to obtain a license as provided in subsection (1)(d) of this section within thirty calendar days from the date of the department's written notice, the department will post information on its website that the individual is providing child care without a license.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-8350, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-8350, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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