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PDFWAC 388-113-0010

What definitions apply to this chapter?

"Applicant" means an employee, volunteer, student, intern, licensee, service provider, contractor, or other individual who is the subject of the background check and who will work in a position that may have unsupervised access, as defined in RCW 43.43.830 to minors or vulnerable adults.
"Authorized entity" means a service provider, licensee, contractor, or other public or private agency that:
(1) Is required to conduct background checks under the rules listed in WAC 388-113-0005; and
(2) Is authorized to conduct the background checks through the background check central unit.
"Background check" means a name and date of birth check or a fingerprint-based background check, or both.
"Background check central unit (BCCU)" means a division within the department that processes background checks for department authorized service providers and department programs who serve vulnerable individuals across Washington state. 
"Background check result" means a notification letter produced by the BCCU that describes the outcome of the background check, as described in WAC 388-113-0101, but does not, by itself, include criminal history record information (CHRI).
"Criminal history record information" means the information found in the Records of Arrests and Prosecutions (RAP) sheet about a person's arrests and convictions.
"Department" means the Washington state department of social and health services and its designees.
"Drug" means a:
(1) Controlled substance as defined in RCW 69.50.101;
(2) Legend drug, as defined in RCW 69.41.010;
(3) Precursor drug under Chapter 69.43 RCW; or
(4) Imitation controlled substance, as defined in RCW 69.52.020.
"Final finding" is described in WAC 388-71-0105.
"Founded" is defined in WAC 110-30-0020.
"Fingerprint-based background check" means a search of in-state criminal history records through the Washington state patrol and national criminal history records through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
"Individual provider (IP)" as defined in RCW 74.39A.240.
"Minor" means any person under the age of 18 who is receiving services from a program or facility under chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs, chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services, chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements, chapter 388-78A WAC, Assisted living facility licensing rules, chapter 388-97 WAC, Nursing homes, chapter 388-101 WAC, Certified community residential services and supports, chapter 388-107 WAC, Licensing requirements for enhanced service facilities, or chapter 388-825 WAC, Developmental disabilities administration service rules. 
"Name and date of birth check" is a search conducted by the background check central unit (BCCU) of Washington state criminal history and negative action records using the applicant's name and date of birth.
"Negative Action" means actions as described in WAC 388-113-0030.
"Pending charge" means a criminal charge for a crime has been filed in a court of law for which the department has not received documentation showing the disposition of the charge.
"Record of Arrest and Prosecution (RAP sheet)" means a record kept by law-enforcement authorities of a person's arrests and convictions.
"Requesting entity" means the person or entity that requested the background check from the background check central unit (BCCU).
"Unsupervised access" is described in RCW 43.43.830(13).
"Vulnerable adult" is defined in RCW 74.34.020(17).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.39A.250. WSR 22-19-048, § 388-113-0010, filed 9/15/22, effective 10/16/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074, 43.20A.710, 74.39A.525, 43.43.842, 74.39A.326, 74.39A.515, 74.39A.505, 18.88B.021, 43.43.837 and 2018 c 278. WSR 21-18-081, § 388-113-0010, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.056. WSR 14-14-025, § 388-113-0010, filed 6/24/14, effective 7/25/14.]
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