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PDFWAC 110-147-1330

How does the department determine my suitability to become a licensed provider?

(1) The department determines your suitability as a licensed provider after receiving your application, background authorization(s) for those listed in WAC 388-147-1325(2), and all required documentation outlined in this chapter.
(2) You, your employees and volunteers must not have had a license or contract denied or revoked from an agency that regulates the care of children or vulnerable adults, unless the department determines that you do not pose a risk to a child's safety, well-being and long term stability.
(3) You, your employees and volunteers must not have been found to have committed abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, unless the department determines that you do not pose a risk to a child's safety, well-being, and long-term stability.
(4) You must demonstrate that you, your employees and volunteers have:
(a) The understanding, ability, physical health, emotional stability and personality suited to meet the physical, mental, emotional, cultural, and social needs of the children under your care; and
(b) The ability to furnish children with a nurturing, respectful, and supportive environment.
(5) At any time, we may require you or your employees and volunteers to give additional information. We may also require an evaluation of your facility or property, or of a staff person working for your agency, by an evaluator recommended by us. Any evaluation requested by the department will be at your expense. You must give the evaluator written permission to share information with us prior to and throughout the evaluation process.
(6) Any employee, intern, or volunteer who is found to have misrepresented or provided fraudulent information may be disqualified.
(7) Before granting or renewing a license, your licensor will assess your ability to provide a safe environment for children and to provide the quality of care needed by children placed in your care. Your licensor will also determine that you meet training requirements.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-147-1330, 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, § 388-147-1330, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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