WSR 03-14-062

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed June 25, 2003, 4:30 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 20, 2003.

Purpose: Adopting new WAC 388-25-0018, to comply with federal law and regulation (Title IV, Section 471 (a)(14) of the Social Security Act, and 45 C.F.R. 1356.21(n)) which mandate states to make a projection as to the number or percentage of children they will have in foster care in excess of twenty-four months and to codify this requirement in state law. Washington state did have a rule (WAC 388-70-010) addressing this federal requirement, but it was repealed in error in rules adopted as WSR 01-08-047. The state is also mandated by its own statute, RCW 74.13.055, to have this rule.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.353 and 74.13.055.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-08-087 on April 1, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 20, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3049.2
NEW SECTION
WAC 388-25-0018   What is the agency's goal as to the maximum number of children who remain in foster care in excess of twenty-four months?   The placement goal for the foster care program is to limit the number of all children who remain in care in excess of twenty-four months to no more than thirty-five percent of the foster care population.

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