May 2, 2019
Licensing Division is currently conducting a field test regarding licensing forms. If you live in the following areas, please contact your local Licensing Division regional contact to obtain the correct forms:
- Lynnwood – Donna Brantner at 360-631-6691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, West Richland, Benton City, Finley, Prosser, Mabton, Sunnyside, Outlook and Grandview – Ryan Greenhalgh at 509-578-8988 or email@example.com
April 5, 2019
Family First Legislation and the Model Licensing Standards for Foster Family Homes Webinar
Licensing Division held a webinar to provide information on the final national model licensing standards that were released by the Children’s Bureau on February 4, 2019. States were required to submit a formal response by March 31, 2019. LD’s response included information on Washington state’s current licensing standards and whether or not they are consistent with the model licensing standards. Also, the response included information on when LD waives non-safety licensing standards for relative foster family homes, how caseworkers are trained to use the waiver authority, and the process in waiving theses non-safety standards. The Webinar details the national model licensing standards, Washington state’s areas for deviation, and the proposed alignment plan to address the deviations.