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PDFWAC 110-04-0080

What does the background check cover?

(1) The department must review criminal convictions and pending charges based on identifying information provided by you. The background check may include, but is not limited to, the following information sources:
(a) Washington state patrol.
(b) Washington courts.
(c) Department of corrections.
(d) Department of health.
(e) Civil adjudication proceedings.
(f) Applicant's self-disclosure.
(g) Out-of-state law enforcement and court records.
(2) Background checks conducted for DCYF also includes:
(a) A review of child protective services case files information or other applicable information system.
(b) Administrative hearing decisions related to any DSHS or DCYF license that has been revoked, suspended, or denied.
(3) In addition to the requirements in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, background checks conducted by DCYF for placement of a child in out-of-home care, including foster homes, group care facilities, adoptive homes, relative placements, and placement with other suitable persons under chapter 13.34 RCW, include the following for each person over eighteen years of age residing in the home, all staff working in a group care facility, including those not directly working with children, and group care volunteers who provide direct care:
(a) Child abuse and neglect registries in each state a person has lived in, in the five years prior to conducting the background check.
(b) Washington state patrol (WSP) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint-based background checks regardless of how long you have resided in Washington.
(4) Except as required in subsection (3)(b) of this section, DCYF will conduct a fingerprint-based background check on any individual who has resided in the state less than three consecutive years before application.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.832, 74.13.031, 74.15.030 and P.L. 115-12. WSR 20-05-024, § 110-04-0080, filed 2/7/20, effective 3/9/20. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-04-0080, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.832. WSR 15-03-071, § 388-06A-0150, filed 1/15/15, effective 2/15/15.]
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