WSR 02-08-060

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 1, 2002, 3:48 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-04-097.

Title of Rule: Chapter 388-290 WAC, Working connections child care.

Purpose: WAC 388-290-0125, 388-290-0190, 388-290-0200, 388-290-0225, and 388-290-0245 are being revised to allow the department to pay child care subsidies to seasonal day camps that are accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA), when an eligible family chooses to have their children attend.

WAC 388-290-0015, 388-290-0020, 388-290-0035, 388-290-0040, 388-290-0045, 388-290-0050, 388-290-0055, 388-290-0095, 388-290-0105, 388-290-0120, 388-290-0130, 388-290-0135, 388-290-0205, 388-290-0230, 388-290-0240, and 388-290-0270 are being revised to clarify language and correct typographical errors.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 74.04 and 74.13 RCW.

Summary: We are rewriting the rules to add seasonal day camps accredited by the ACA as an alternative type of child care provider for eligible families. We are also writing the rules more clearly and correcting typographical errors.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Carla Gira, Program Manager, Lacey Government Center, 1009 College Street S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 413-3268.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rule adds seasonal day camps accredited by the ACA as a type of provider that the working connections child care program may pay child care subsidies to. It is not expected that this will cause an increase in expenditures, as we envision the day camps as being just another option that eligible families will be able to choose from.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Current rules do not allow subsidy payments to seasonal day camps.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not impose any cost to small business. The proposed rules allow accredited seasonal day camps, which had been excluded from being eligible child care providers, to be eligible providers under the working connections child care program.

RCW 34.05.328 applies to this rule adoption. The rule meets the definition of a "significant legislative rule" but DSHS is exempt from preparing a cost benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii).

Hearing Location: Office Building 2, Auditorium (DSHS Headquarters) (parking off 12th and Jefferson), 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504, on May 21, 2002, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Andy Fernando, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by May 17, 2002, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail fernaAX@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m., May 21, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: No sooner than May 22, 2002.

March 28, 2002

Margaret J. Partlow

for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 02-09 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office