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WAC 388-71-0510

How does a person become an individual provider?

In order to become an individual provider, a person must:
(1) Be eighteen years of age or older;
(2) Provide the social worker/case manager/designee with:
(a) A valid Washington state driver's license or other valid picture identification; and either
(b) A Social Security card; or
(c) Proof of authorization to work in the United States.
(3) Complete the required DSHS form authorizing a background check;
(4) Disclose any criminal convictions and pending charges, and also disclose civil adjudication proceedings and negative actions as those terms are defined in WAC 388-71-0512;
(5) Effective January 8, 2012, be screened through Washington state's name and date of birth background check. Preliminary results may require a thumb print for identification purposes.
(6) Effective January 8, 2012, be screened through the Washington state and national fingerprint-based background check, as required by RCW 74.39A.056.
(7) Results of background checks are provided to the department and the employer or potential employer unless otherwise prohibited by law or regulation for the purpose of determining whether the person:
(a) Is disqualified based on a disqualifying criminal conviction or a pending charge for a disqualifying crime as listed in WAC 388-113-0020, civil adjudication proceeding, or negative action as defined in WAC 388-71-0512 and 388-71-0540; or
(b) Should or should not be employed as an individual provider based on his or her character, competence, and/or suitability.
(8) For those providers listed in RCW 43.43.837(1), a second Washington state and national fingerprint-based background check is required if they have lived out of the state of Washington since the first national fingerprint-based background check was completed.
(9) The department may require an individual provider to have a Washington state name and date of birth background check or a Washington state and national fingerprint-based background check, or both, at any time.
(10) Sign a home and community-based service provider contract/agreement to provide personal care services to a person under a medicaid state plan or federal waiver such as COPES or other waiver programs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.056. WSR 14-14-025, § 388-71-0510, filed 6/24/14, effective 7/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0510, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13. Statutory Authority: 2004 c 276 § 206 (6)(b) andTownsend vs. DSHS, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, No. C 00-0944Z. WSR 04-16-029, § 388-71-0510, filed 7/26/04, effective 8/26/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.20A.050, 43.43.842, 74.39A.090, 43.20A.710, 74.39.050, 43.43.830, 74.39.095. WSR 01-11-019, § 388-71-0510, filed 5/4/01, effective 6/4/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.20A.050, 43.43.842, 74.39A.090, 43.20A.710, 74.39.050, 43.43.830. WSR 00-03-043, § 388-71-0510, filed 1/13/00, effective 2/13/00.]
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