ALTSA: ALF #2021-006 * ALTSA: NH #2021-011 * Certificates of Parental Improvement and Background Checks

ALTSA: ALF #2021-006 * ALTSA: NH #2021-011 * Certificates of Parental Improvement and Background Checks

Residential Care Services has released a Dear Provider letter regarding individuals with a founded finding of child abuse or neglect to apply for a CPI through DCYF. 

Effective January 1, 2021, Chapter 74.13 RCW allows individuals with a founded finding of child abuse or neglect to apply for a CPI through the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). In order to receive a CPI, the individual must meet the eligibility requirements set in RCW 74.13.720.

When an individual who has obtained a CPI applies for a job with a long-term care provider, the applicant’s initial background check results will be flagged disqualified. If the applicant has been issued a CPI, the applicant is notified of the result and provided information on how to contact the Background Check Central Unit (BCCU) to request a review of their record. If the sole basis for the disqualification is the finding and the applicant has a CPI for the finding, then BCCU will provide the applicant with an updated result letter notification showing the finding is “review required” if the results letter is accompanied by a CPI.

Read full letter here.

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February 10, 2021