WSR 98-01-128

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Children's Administration)

[Filed December 18, 1997, 1:26 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-15-170 General and seasonal child day care.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.12.340.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to govern subsidy child care programs in the children's administration. Rules in WAC 388-15-170 needed to be updated to be consistent with the working connections child program in Economic Services Administration.

Process for Developing New Rule: Children's Administration will not make any changes to the rules without involving other agencies, stakeholders, advocates, and the public as much as possible through meetings and inclusion on mailing lists for public comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sally Reigel, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45700, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 902-8046, FAX (360) 902-7903, TTY (360) 902-7906, e-mail REIS300@DSHS.WA.GOV.

December 18, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office