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WAC 388-825-615

What is the process for obtaining a background check?

(1) Long-term care workers, including individual providers, undergoing a background check for initial hire or initial contract, after January 7, 2012, will be screened through a state name and date of birth check and a national fingerprint-based background check; except that long-term care workers in community residential service businesses are subject to background checks as described in subsection (1)(a) and (b) in this section. Parents are not exempt from the long-term care background check requirements.
(a) Prior to January 1, 2016, community residential service businesses as defined above will be screened as follows:
(i) Individuals who have continuously resided in Washington state for the past three consecutive years will be screened through a state name and date of birth background check.
(ii) Individuals who have resided outside of Washington state within the past three years will be screened through a state name and date of birth and a national fingerprint-based background check.
(b) Beginning January 1, 2016, community residential service businesses as defined above will be screened as described in subsection (1) of this section.
(2) For adult family homes refer to chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements. For assisted living facilities refer to chapter 388-78A WAC, Assisted living licensing rules.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.08.090. WSR 15-09-068, amended and recodified as § 388-825-615, filed 4/15/15, effective 5/16/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 43.43.842, 74.39A.056, 43.20A.710. WSR 14-14-029, § 388-825-0615, filed 6/24/14, effective 7/25/14.]
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