Wash. Admin. Code § 110-06-0050 - Department action following completion of background inquiry

Current through Register Vol. 21-18, September 15, 2021

As part of the background check process the department will conduct a character, suitability or competence assessment as follows:

(1) Compare the background information with the DCYF secretary's list, WAC 110-06-0120, to determine whether the subject individual must be disqualified under WAC 110-06-0070(1) and (2). In doing this comparison, the department will use the following rules:
(a) A pending charge for a crime or a deferred prosecution is given the same weight as a conviction.
(b) If the conviction has been renamed it is given the same weight as the previous named conviction.
(c) Convictions whose titles are preceded with the word "attempted" are given the same weight as those titles without the word "attempted."
(d) The term "conviction" has the same meaning as the term "conviction record" as defined in RCW 10.97.030 and may include convictions or dispositions for crimes committed as either an adult . It may also include convictions or dispositions for offenses for which the person received a deferred or suspended sentence, unless the record has been expunged according to law.
(e) Convictions and pending charges from other states or jurisdictions will be treated the same as a crime or pending charge in Washington state. If the elements of the crime from the foreign jurisdiction are not identical or not substantially similar to its Washington equivalent or if the foreign statute is broader than the Washington definition of the particular crime, the defendant's conduct, as evidenced by the indictment or information, will be analyzed to determine whether the conduct would have violated the comparable Washington statute.
(f) The crime will not be considered a conviction for the purposes of the department when the conviction has been the subject of an expungement, pardon, annulment, certification of rehabilitation, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of the rehabilitation of the person convicted, or the conviction has been the subject of a pardon, annulment, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of innocence.
(2) Evaluate any negative action information to determine whether the subject individual has any negative actions requiring disqualification under WAC 110-06-0070(3).
(3) Evaluate any negative action information and any other pertinent background information, including nondis-qualifying criminal convictions, to determine whether disqualification is warranted under WAC 110-06-0070(5), (6), or (7).
(4) If DCYF has reason to believe that additional information is needed to determine the character, suitability or competence of the subject individual to care for or have unsupervised access to children receiving early learning services, additional information will be requested. The subject individual must provide to the department any additional reports or information that it requests.


Wash. Admin. Code § 110-06-0050
WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-06-0050, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18 Amended by WSR 19-01-111, Filed 12/18/2018, effective 1/18/2019

Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070 and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 15-24-040, § 170-06-0050, filed 11/20/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.200, 43.215.205, 43.215.215 through 43.215.218, 43.43.830, 43.43.832, chapter 43.215 and 43.43 RCW, and 2011 c 295. WSR 12-12-040, § 170-06-0050, filed 5/30/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 2006 c 265 and 2007 c 387. WSR 08-10-041, § 170-06-0050, filed 4/30/08, effective 5/31/08.

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