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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-070
Application and Reapplication for Licensing -Investigation

(1) The person or organization applying for a license or re-licensure under this chapter and responsible for operating the center shall comply with application procedures the department prescribes and submit to the department:

(a) A completed department-supplied application for child care agency form, including required attachments, ninety or more days before the:

(i) Expiration of a current license;

(ii) Opening date of a new center;

(iii) Relocation of a center;

(iv) Change of the licensee; or

(v) Change of license category.

(b) A completed criminal history and background inquiry form for each staff person or volunteer having unsupervised or regular access to the child in care; and

(c) The licensing fee.

(2) In addition to the required application materials specified under subsection (1) of this section, the applicant for initial licensure shall submit to the department:

(a) An employment and education resume of the person responsible for the active management of the center and the program supervisor;

(b) Diploma or education transcript copies of the program supervisor; and

(c) Three professional references each for the licensee, director, and program supervisor.

(3) The applicant for a license under this chapter shall be twenty-one years of age or older.

(4) The applicant, licensee, and director shall attend department provided orientation training.

(5) The department may, at any time, require additional information from the applicant, licensee, staff person, volunteer, member of their households, and other person having access to the child in care as the department deems necessary, including, but not limited to:

(a) Sexual deviancy evaluations;

(b) Substance and alcohol abuse evaluations;

(c) Psychiatric evaluations;

(d) Psychological evaluations; and

(e) Medical evaluations.

(6) The department may perform investigations of the applicant, licensee, staff person, volunteer, member of their households, and other person having access to the child in care as the department deems necessary, including accessing criminal histories and law enforcement files.

(7) The applicant shall conform to rules and regulations approved or adopted by the:

(a) Department of health, promoting the health of the child in care, contained in this chapter; and

(b) State fire marshal's office, establishing standards for fire prevention and protection of life and property from fire, under chapter 212-12 WAC, "fire marshal standards." (8) The department shall not issue a license to the applicant until the department of health and the state fire marshal's office have certified or inspected and approved the center.

[Statutory Authority: ROW 74.15.020 and 74.15.030. 93-18-001 (Order 3623), § 388150-070, filed 8/18/93, effective 9/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-070, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]

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