PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Care and Early Learning is repealing WAC 388-295-6010. This WAC section is written incorrectly and is being repealed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.15 RCW, RCW 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 388-295-6010 What are the regulations regarding discrimination?, is duplicative of WAC 388-295-0040 Do I have to follow other regulations or have other inspections? We will utilize WAC 388-295-0040 with regards to discriminatory practices.
The following agencies have authority to regulate discriminatory practices, the:
• Washington State Human Rights Commission.
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights.
• U.S. Department of Justice.
• U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
• U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Postcards will be sent to each child care center in the state of Washington announcing the draft change and location on the DCCEL internet site for review and comment. For information about this rule making, or to be on a mailing list to receiving notices about this rule, contact the person listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Liz Egge, Licensing Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, phone (360) 413-3134, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail Eggeeh@dshs.wa.gov, street address 1009 College Street, Lacey, WA 98503.
August 16, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit