Certain criminal convictions, pending charges, and negative actions automatically disqualify a person from having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults, juveniles, and children.
The three lists below describe the disqualifying crimes and negative actions adopted by the listed DSHS oversight programs for individuals with unsupervised access to vulnerable people. 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
Residential Care Services Division Providers
Assisted Living Facilities
Adult Family Homes
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Providers
- Group Homes
- State Operated Living Alternatives (SOLA) Employees, including DSHS employees working in a SOLA
2. List of Disqualifying Crimes and Negative Actions applies to Programs under the following Administration:
Children's Administration (CA) Providers
Foster Care Licensing
3. List of Disqualifying Crimes and Negative Actions for Programs administered by DSHS, including DSHS state employees in covered positions with access to vulnerable people:
Economic Services Administration (ESA) Providers
Financial Services Administration (FSA) Providers
Rehabilitation Administration (RA) Providers
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Providers
Special Commitment Center (SCC) Providers
Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) Providers
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.