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PDFWAC 110-145-1360

What children may I serve in my group care program?

(1) You may serve children who are at least six years of age and meet one of the following conditions:
(a) Have behaviors that cannot be safely or effectively managed in foster care;
(b) Need temporary placement awaiting a more permanent placement;
(c) Need emergency placement during a temporary disruption of a current placement;
(d) Have emotional, physical, or mental disabilities;
(e) Need a transitional living setting;
(f) Need respite care from a licensed provider; or
(g) Are age sixteen or older and need to acquire independent living skills.
(2) Your program may serve children younger than six years of age if it meets the following criteria:
(a) Provides services to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
(b) Provides services to medically fragile children;
(c) Provides services to expectant mothers or parenting youth;
(d) Is licensed as a group receiving center;
(e) Is licensed as an emergency respite center;
(f) Is licensed as a resource and assessment center; or
(g) Is a facility approved and certified under chapter RCW 74.15.020 (2)(m).
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-145-1360, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-145-1360, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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