Chapter 110-147 WAC

Last Update: 6/29/18

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD PLACING AGENCY AND ADOPTION SERVICES

(Formerly: Chapter 388-147 WAC)

WAC Sections

PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS
110-147-1300What is the purpose of this chapter?
110-147-1305What definitions do I need to know to understand this chapter?
LICENSING PROCESS
110-147-1310Am I required to have a license to provide care to children?
110-147-1315When will the department grant me a license?
110-147-1320How old do I have to be to apply for a license to provide care to children?
110-147-1325What is required to apply for a child placing agency license?
110-147-1330How does the department determine my suitability to become a licensed provider?
110-147-1335What additional steps must I complete prior to licensing?
110-147-1340How long do I have to complete the licensing application process?
110-147-1345What are the roles of the department and the CPA?
110-147-1350How must I certify a foster home for licensing by the department?
110-147-1355How long is my license valid?
110-147-1360Who shall have access to my agency?
110-147-1365Am I required to comply with local ordinances?
110-147-1370What happens when licensing requirements differ from contract requirements?
110-147-1375May an agency be issued more than one type of license?
110-147-1380What must be included in a home study completed by my agency?
110-147-1385What children may I serve?
110-147-1390How does the department decide which children will be placed in the homes I certify?
110-147-1395Do I have to admit or retain all children?
110-147-1400What do I need to consider in making foster care placements?
110-147-1405May I share information about the child with the foster parents?
RULE VIOLATIONS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
110-147-1410Will you license or continue to license me if I violate licensing regulations?
110-147-1415Are there exceptions made if I do not meet the licensing regulations?
110-147-1420Can employees, volunteers and subcontractors be disqualified from having access to the children in my agency?
110-147-1425What may I do if I disagree with your decision to modify, deny, suspend or revoke my license, or to disqualify my background check?
110-147-1430How do I appeal the decision of the office of administrative hearings' administrative law judge?
110-147-1435Can I be issued a probationary license?
STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
110-147-1440Who must I employ at my agency?
110-147-1445What are the qualifications of an executive director or administrator?
110-147-1450What are the qualifications of a program manager?
110-147-1455What are the requirements of case management staff?
110-147-1460What are the qualifications for case aide staff?
110-147-1465If I have health care staff, what are their qualifications?
110-147-1470Do I need to employ consultants at my agency?
110-147-1475What are the qualifications for the foster home licensor?
110-147-1480What additional support do I need for my child-placing agency?
110-147-1485Can one staff person have different responsibilities?
110-147-1490What are the requirements for volunteers working directly with children/youth?
110-147-1495What are the required ratios of case manager staff to children under care?
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
110-147-1500What is the preservice training requirement for staff and volunteers having direct care responsibility to children/youth?
110-147-1505What is the requirement for staff in-service training?
110-147-1510What first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is required?
110-147-1515What HIV/AIDS/bloodborne pathogens training is required?
MANAGING RECORDS AND REPORTING
110-147-1520What personnel records must I keep at my agency?
110-147-1525What are the requirements for children's records?
110-147-1530How long should my agency keep the child records?
110-147-1535What information can be shared about a child or a child's family?
110-147-1540What incidents involving children must I report?
110-147-1545What are my reporting responsibilities when a child is missing from care?
110-147-1550What changes must I report to my licensor?
ENVIRONMENT, SPACE AND EQUIPMENT
110-147-1555What does the department require for my buildings and property?
110-147-1560What are the requirements for the prevention of the spread of infections and communicable disease?
110-147-1565Are alcoholic beverages, marijuana or illegal drugs allowed at my agency?
110-147-1570Is smoking permitted around children?
110-147-1575Are guns allowed on a licensed facility's property?
FIRE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PRACTICES
110-147-1580What fire safety requirements am I required to meet?
110-147-1585Do I need a written emergency plan?
SERVICE PLANNING
110-147-1590How does my agency meet the religious needs of children in care?
110-147-1595What are the requirements about nondiscrimination?
110-147-1600Do I need a social summary for children under my care?
110-147-1605Do I need a treatment plan for children under my care?
110-147-1610How often should the case manager contact the foster child and family?
110-147-1615Can children in my care receive services through the extended foster care program?
DAILY CARE, BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
110-147-1620What are the requirements for supervising children?
110-147-1625What requirements must I follow when I transport children?
MEDICAL SAFETY
110-147-1630Where may I obtain a child's health history?
110-147-1635Am I required to assess a child's need for immediate medical attention?
110-147-1640When must I get an EPSDT exam for a child?
110-147-1645What are the requirements for obtaining consent for emergent and routine medical care?
110-147-1650Can I accept medication from a child's parent or guardian?
110-147-1655What nursing services must I provide?
ADOPTION SERVICES
110-147-1660What qualifications must adoption services staff meet?
110-147-1665What staff training must I provide?
110-147-1670What are the requirements for providing adoptive services?
110-147-1675Do I need to provide potential adoptive families with a program description?
110-147-1680What information regarding fees must I share with my applicants?
110-147-1685What are the requirements regarding contacts with each adoptive placement prior to adoption?
110-147-1690What steps must I take prior to entering into a contract with an adoptive applicant?
110-147-1695What must I include in an adoption home study?
110-147-1700What steps must I take to place a child for adoption?
110-147-1705What requirements must I meet to provide specialized adoption services?
110-147-1710How will the department process a complaint against my agency?
110-147-1715Are there additional requirements for international adoptions?
110-147-1720How do I maintain children's records?
110-147-1725What training must I provide prospective adoptive parents?
110-147-1730What must I include in a post placement report?
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