SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Division of Program and Policy)
Date of Adoption: March 30, 2001.
Purpose: The proposed rules replace WAC 388-70-510 to 388-70-595 as part of the department's rule migration and regulatory reform required under Executive Order 97-02. The proposed rules create part of a new chapter, WAC 388-27-0120 to 388-27-0390, Child welfare services -- Adoption support for children. The proposed rules describe programs and funding requirements to a degree not previously described in rule, with respect to the adoption support program and reflect federal guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services which determine federally funded adoption assistance.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-70-510, 388-70-520, 388-70-530, 388-70-540, 388-70-550, 388-70-560, 388-70-570, 388-70-580, 388-70-590, and 388-70-595.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.13.031.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-17-189 on August 23, 2000.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: An addition was made to WAC 388-27-0120 and 388-27-0135 to reflect federal guidelines in Policy Announcement ACYF-CB-PA-01-01 issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These guidelines must be used by states in determining a child's eligibility for federally funded adoption assistance. Where these WAC regulations conflict with the guidelines set forth in the federal policy announcement, the federal guidelines are to be used.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 42, Amended 0, Repealed 10.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 42, Amended 0, Repealed 10. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
March 27, 2001
for Bonita H. Jacques, Chief
Office of Legal Affairs
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