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PDFWAC 388-71-0511

When is a background check required of an individual provider or agency provider?

(1) Individual providers are required to complete and pass a name and date of birth background check before initial contracting with the department.
(2) Agency providers are required to complete and pass a name and date of birth background check prior to working with a client.
(3) Individual providers and agency provider workers are required to complete and pass a name and date of birth background check:
(a) Every two years; and
(b) Any time the department or the home care agency employer requests a new check.
(4) In addition to the name and date of birth background check, individual providers and agency providers are required to complete and pass a fingerprint-based background check:
(a) If hired after January 7, 2012, and in accordance with provisional hire rules in WAC 388-113-0109;
(b) If they have lived out of state since the last fingerprint-based background check was completed; or
(c) Any time the department or home care agency requests a new check.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074, 43.20A.710, 74.39A.525, 43.43.842, 74.39A.326, 74.39A.515, 74.39A.505, 18.88B.021, 43.43.837 and 2018 c 278. WSR 21-18-081, ยง 388-71-0511, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21.]
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