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Working with Laws & Rules

Washington Administrative Code

Washington State laws and rules that pertain to foster care can be found at the following:
  • Child Care Agencies/Licensing Requirements
    • WAC 388-145 - Emergency respite centers
    • WAC 388-148 - Licensing requirements for child foster homes, staffed residential homes, group residential facilities, and child-placing agencies
    • WAC 388-160 - Minimum licensing requirements for overnight youth shelters
  • General

Background Check Requirements Prior to Placing a Child in Your Home