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PDFWAC 388-825-600

What definitions apply to WAC 388-825-600 through 388-825-690 of this chapter?

The following definitions apply to WAC 388-825-600 through 388-825-690 of this chapter:
"Agency" means any agency of the state or any private agency providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
"Background check central unit (BCCU)" means a division within the department that processes background checks for department-authorized providers and department programs.
"Certification" means a process used by the department to determine if an applicant or service provider complies with chapter 388-101 WAC and is eligible to provide certified community residential services and supports to clients.
"Client" means a person who has a developmental disability as defined in RCW 71A.10.020(6) and has been determined eligible to receive services by DDA under chapter 388-823 WAC.
"Community residential service businesses" has the same meaning as under RCW 74.39A.009.
"DDA" means the developmental disabilities administration within the department of social and health services (DSHS).
"Department" means the department of social and health services (DSHS).
"Disqualified" means that the results of a person's background check exclude the person from a position that will or may involve unsupervised access to DDA clients.
"Individual provider" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 74.39A.240.
"Job class" means a level of work.
"Long-term care worker" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 74.39A.009.
"Personal information" means any individually identifiable information that could be used to identify or contact a person and includes protected health information and financial information.
"Provider" means an individual or agency who meets the provider qualifications and is contracted with a county or DSHS to provide services to a DDA client.
"Qualified" means a person can be hired into a position that includes unsupervised access to DDA clients because the results of the person's background check are not disqualifying.
"Temporary restraining order" means a restraining order or order of protection that expired without a hearing, was dismissed following an initial hearing, or was dismissed by stipulation of the parties in lieu of an initial hearing.
"Unsupervised," under RCW 43.43.830, means not in the presence of:
(1) Another employee or volunteer from the same business or organization as the applicant who has not been disqualified by the background check.
(2) Any relative or guardian of a DDA client to whom the applicant has access during the course of his or her employment or involvement with the business or organization.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.020, 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, 71A.12.050, 71A.12.110, 71A.12.161, 43.20A.710, and 43.43.837. WSR 23-07-130, § 388-825-600, filed 3/22/23, effective 4/22/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.08.090. WSR 15-09-068, amended and recodified as § 388-825-600, filed 4/15/15, effective 5/16/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 43.43.842, 74.39A.056, 43.20A.710. WSR 14-14-029, § 388-825-0600, filed 6/24/14, effective 7/25/14.]
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