Disqualifying List of Crimes and Negative Actions

Certain criminal convictions, pending charges, and negative actions automatically disqualify a person from having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults, juveniles, and children, or access to federal tax information.

The lists below describe the disqualifying crimes and negative actions adopted by the listed DSHS oversight programs for individuals with unsupervised access to vulnerable individuals or access to federal tax information.  If you have questions about which list applies to your background checks, contact the appropriate DSHS oversight program.  For DSHS employee background checks, contact the Human Resources Division (HRD).

1. List of Disqualifying Crimes and Negative Actions in Chapter 388-113 WAC applies to Programs under the following Administrations:

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) Providers

  • Home and Community Services Division Providers
    • In-home Service Providers
    • Home Care Agencies
    • Individual Providers
  • Residential Care Services Division Providers
    • Nursing Homes
    • Assisted Living Facilities
    • Adult Family Homes

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Providers

  • Group Homes
  • Providers
  • State Operated Living Alternatives (SOLA) Employees, including DSHS employees working in a SOLA

2. List of Disqualifying Crimes and Negative Actions for Programs administered by DSHS, including DSHS state employees in covered positions with access to vulnerable people:

  • DSHS Employees*
  • Economic Services Administration (ESA) Providers
  • Facilities, Finance and Analytics Administration (FFAA) Providers
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Providers
  • Special Commitment Center (SCC) Providers
  • Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) Providers

3. List of Disqualifying Crimes for Programs Administered by DSHS for positions with access to Federal Tax Information (FTI).

4. List of Disqualifying Crimes for Positions that have access to Personally Identifiable Information in HealthPlan Finder.

* For DSHS employees working in a SOLA, see WAC 388-113.  For DSHS employees with access to sensitive information in HealthPlanFinder, see #4 above.  For DSHS employees with access to sensitive information contained in the DDDS system or BCCU system or any other background check that does not involve unsupervised access to vulnerable people, see the HRD background check policy and guidelines.