WSR 99-07-039



(Children's Administration)

[ Filed March 12, 1999, 11:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Background inquiries, WAC 388-330-010 through 388-330-060.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The licensing requirements for child care facilities are being reviewed and as part of that process and to comply with the governor's executive order on regulatory reform, chapter 388-330 WAC will be reviewed. Also changes in federal legislation on background clearances for foster and adoptive parents requires an update of state WAC language.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health, State Fire Marshal's Office, and Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development. Representatives from these agencies will be involved in the review process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Meetings with stakeholders will be held to allow for input and review any proposed changes in these rules. Additionally, DSHS welcomes the public comments or participation in the development of any changes in the current rules. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone participating and/or affected by any changes.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jean L. Croisant, Licensing Program Manager, Children's Administration, Division of Program and Policy, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, (360) 902-7992, TDD (360) 902-7906, fax (360) 902-7904, e-mail

March 10, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office