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Eligibility for employment or volunteer position with juvenilesMust report convictionsRules. (Effective until July 1, 2019.)

(1) A person shall not be eligible for an employed or volunteer position within the juvenile rehabilitation administration or any agency with which it contracts in which the person may have regular access to juveniles under the jurisdiction of the department of social and health services or the department of corrections if the person has been convicted of one or more of the following:
(a) Any felony sex offense;
(b) Any violent offense, as defined in RCW 9.94A.030.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section applies only to persons hired by the department or any of its contracting agencies after September 1, 1998.
(3) Any person employed by the juvenile rehabilitation administration, or by any contracting agency, who may have regular access to juveniles under the jurisdiction of the department or the department of corrections and who is convicted of an offense set forth in this section after September 1, 1998, shall report the conviction to his or her supervisor. The report must be made within seven days of conviction. Failure to report within seven days of conviction constitutes misconduct under Title 50 RCW.
(4) For purposes of this section "may have regular access to juveniles" means access for more than a nominal amount of time.
(5) The department shall adopt rules to implement this section.

NOTES:

IntentFindingEffective date1998 c 269: See notes following RCW 72.05.020.

Eligibility for employment or volunteer position with juvenilesMust report convictionsRules. (Effective July 1, 2019.)

(1) A person shall not be eligible for an employed or volunteer position within the department of children, youth, and families or any agency with which it contracts in which the person may have regular access to juveniles under the jurisdiction of the department of children, youth, and families or the department of corrections if the person has been convicted of one or more of the following:
(a) Any felony sex offense;
(b) Any violent offense, as defined in RCW 9.94A.030.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section applies only to persons hired by the department or any of its contracting agencies after September 1, 1998.
(3) Any person employed by the department of children, youth, and families, or by any contracting agency, who may have regular access to juveniles under the jurisdiction of the department of children, youth, and families or the department of corrections and who is convicted of an offense set forth in this section after September 1, 1998, shall report the conviction to his or her supervisor. The report must be made within seven days of conviction. Failure to report within seven days of conviction constitutes misconduct under Title 50 RCW.
(4) For purposes of this section "may have regular access to juveniles" means access for more than a nominal amount of time.
(5) The department shall adopt rules to implement this section.

NOTES:

Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 6 §§ 601-631, 701-728, and 804: See note following RCW 13.04.011.
Conflict with federal requirements2017 3rd sp.s. c 6: See RCW 43.216.908.
IntentFindingEffective date1998 c 269: See notes following RCW 72.05.020.
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