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List of Crimes and Negative Actions


A person who has a crime listed below is denied unsupervised access to vulnerable adults, juveniles, and children.

If “(5 or more years)” or “(3 or more years)” appears after a crime, the person cannot be in a position to be left alone with a vulnerable adult unless 5 or more years or unless 3 or more years has passed since the date of the conviction. 

After 5 or 3 years has passed, an overall assessment of the person’s character, competence, and suitability to have unsupervised access will determine denial. 

  • Abandonment of a child
  • Abandonment of a dependent person
  • Abuse or neglect of a child
  • Arson 1
  • Assault 1
  • Assault 2
  • Assault 3
  • Assault 4/simple assault (3 or more years)
  • Assault of a child
  • Burglary 1
  • Child buying or selling
  • Child molestation
  • Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor/Patronizing a juvenile prostitute
  • Communication with a minor for immoral purposes
  • Criminal mistreatment
  • Custodial assault
  • Custodial interference
  • Custodial sexual misconduct
  • Dealing in depictions of minor engaged in sexual explicit conduct
  • Endangerment with a controlled substance
  • Extortion
  • Forgery (5 or more years)
  • Incest
  • Indecent exposure/Public indecency (Felony)
  • Indecent liberties
  • Kidnapping
  • Malicious harassment
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder/Aggravated murder
  • Promoting pornography
  • Promoting prostitution 1
  • Prostitution (3 or more years)
  • Rape
  • Rape of child
  • Registered sex offender
  • Robbery
  • Selling or distributing erotic material to a minor
  • Sending or bringing into the state depictions of a minor
  • Sexual exploitation of minors
  • Sexual misconduct with a minor
  • Theft 1
  • Theft 2 (5 or more years)
  • Theft 3 (3 or more years)
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Vehicular homicide (negligent homicide)
  • Violation of child abuse restraining order
  • Violation of the Imitation Controlled Substance Act (manufacture/deliver/intent)
  • Violation of Uniform Controlled Substance Act (manufacture/deliver/intent)
  • Violation of the Uniform Legend Drug Act (manufacture/deliver/intent)
  • Violation of the Uniform Precursor Drug Act (manufacture/deliver/intent)
  • Voyeurism

Negative Actions

Negative Actions are considered under individual program law and rule and may lead to denial of unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

A negative action is an administrative or civil action taken against an individual and may include:

  • A finding that an individual abused, neglected, exploited, or abandoned a vulnerable adult, juvenile or child issued by an agency, an Administrative Law Judge, or a court of law. A finding by an agency is not a negative action if the individual was not given the opportunity to request an administrative hearing to contest the finding
  • Termination, revocation, suspension, or denial of a license, certification, and/or State or Federal contract
  • Relinquishment of a license, certification, or contract in lieu of an agency negative action
  • Revocation, suspension, denial or restriction placed on a professional license
  • Department of Health disciplining authority finding
  • A protection order issued under chapter 74.34 RCW. (A conviction for violation of a protection order issued under chapter 74.34 RCW is evidence that a protection order was issued).