Chapter 110-148 WAC

Last Update: 6/29/18

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD FOSTER HOMES

(Formerly: Chapter 388-148 WAC)

WAC Sections

PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS
110-148-1300What is the purpose of this chapter?
110-148-1305What definitions do I need to know to understand this chapter?
LICENSING PROCESS
110-148-1310Am I required to have a license to provide care to children?
110-148-1315How is an application submitted?
110-148-1320When will the department grant me a foster family license?
110-148-1321May I request a provisional expedited foster family license?
110-148-1325How is a license issued and where is it kept?
110-148-1330May I receive more than one in-home family license?
110-148-1335What happens when licensing requirements differ from contract requirements?
110-148-1340What do I do to renew my license?
110-148-1345Who must have access to my home?
110-148-1350What are the roles of the department and the CPA?
110-148-1355Can I be licensed as a foster home if I also work for a child placing agency or children's administration?
110-148-1360When may I be certified to provide care to children?
QUALIFICATIONS
110-148-1365What are the personal requirements for foster parents?
110-148-1370What kinds of assessments are included in the licensing process?
110-148-1375What training am I required to have before I become licensed?
110-148-1380What training must I complete after I am licensed?
110-148-1385How do you decide how many children may be placed in my home?
110-148-1390Can I accept children outside the limitations of my license?
110-148-1395Do I have to admit or retain all children?
110-148-1400What services must I provide for medically fragile children and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities?
MANAGING RECORDS AND REPORTING
110-148-1405What are the requirements for keeping children's records?
110-148-1410What information is confidential and what information can I share about a child or a child's family?
110-148-1415Where can I get a child's health history?
110-148-1420What incidents involving children must I report?
110-148-1425What are my reporting responsibilities when a child is missing from care?
110-148-1430What are other reporting requirements?
110-148-1435What are the travel requirements for children in care?
HEALTH AND SAFETY
110-148-1440What are the requirements for my home and property?
110-148-1445What are the requirements for water, garbage and sewer in my home?
110-148-1450What are requirements for my household equipment and hardware?
110-148-1455How must I keep children safe around bodies of water?
110-148-1460How do I prepare for a natural disaster or emergency?
110-148-1465What other emergency fire and safety requirements must I follow to become licensed?
110-148-1470What are the general requirements for bedrooms?
110-148-1475What are the requirements for sharing bedrooms?
110-148-1480What are the requirements for animals?
110-148-1485Under what conditions may I have alcoholic beverages or marijuana on my property?
110-148-1490May I have illegal drugs on my property?
110-148-1495What are the requirements for smoking around children?
110-148-1500Under what conditions may I have guns and weapons on my property?
110-148-1505What must I do to prevent the spread of infections and communicable diseases?
110-148-1510What requirements do I need to follow when I transport children?
110-148-1515What are the requirements regarding food?
SERVICES TO CHILDREN
110-148-1520What services am I expected to provide for children in my care?
110-148-1525What are the educational and vocational instruction requirements for children in care?
110-148-1530May children participate in everyday activities under my care?
110-148-1535Can I provide care to youth enrolled in the extended foster care program?
110-148-1540What privacy must I provide for children in my care?
110-148-1545What belongings will foster children take when they leave my home?
110-148-1550What medical and dental care must I provide to children?
110-148-1555What are the immunization requirements?
110-148-1560What are the requirements for obtaining consent for emergent and routine medical care?
110-148-1565How must medications be stored?
110-148-1570Who may access stored medications?
110-148-1575What are other requirements for medications?
110-148-1580Can children take their own medications?
110-148-1585Can I use medication for behavior control?
110-148-1590Can I choose to give prescribed medications, including psychotropic medication?
110-148-1595Can I accept prescription medication from a child's parent or guardian?
110-148-1600What is respite care?
110-148-1605Who can watch my foster child when I am away from home?
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
110-148-1610What are the requirements for supervising children in my care?
110-148-1615What are the requirements for disciplining children?
110-148-1620When may a child be restrained?
RULE VIOLATIONS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
110-148-1625Will you license or continue to license me if I violate licensing requirements?
110-148-1630Are there exceptions made if I do not meet the licensing requirements?
110-148-1635Can people living in my home be disqualified from having access to the children in my care?
110-148-1640Are there any other reasons that might cause me to lose my license?
110-148-1645What may I do if I disagree with your decision to modify, deny, suspend or revoke my license, or to disqualify my background check?
110-148-1650How do I appeal the decision of the office of administrative hearings' administrative law judge?
110-148-1655Can I be issued a probationary license?
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