WSR 04-05-084

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 17, 2004, 4:42 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-23-062.

Title of Rule: Minimum licensing requirements for child care centers, chapter 388-295 WAC.

Purpose: The following sections of chapter 388-295 WAC are being revised to correct errors made in the most recent rule filing, and to make other sections more clear: WAC 388-295-0020, 388-295-0060, 388-295-0070, 388-295-0090, 388-295-0100, 388-295-0110, 388-295-1070, 388-295-1110, 388-295-2010, 388-295-2090, 388-295-2100, 388-295-3010, 388-295-4010, 388-295-4100, 388-295-5030, 388-295-5150, 388-295-7010, 388-295-7040, and 388-295-7050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW.

Summary: The rules are being revised to correct typographical and other errors and to provide more clarity to some rules.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To provide clear, concise rules to licensed child care providers.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Carla Gira, Policy Unit Lead, 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, (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: Rule: WAC 388-295-0020, to remove information regarding exempt providers; this information is in RCW 74.15.020(2), and does not need to be repeated in WAC.

Changes to the remaining sections in this filing are to correct typographical and other errors and provide clarity to the rules. See Purpose, Summary, and Reasons Supporting Proposal above.

Purpose and Effect: The rules are being revised to ensure the department provides accurate and clear rules to licensed child care providers.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose and Explanation of Rule above. The proposed changes correct typographical and other errors and provide clarity to the rules and do not change the intent of the rules currently in effect.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules do not impose more than minor costs on small businesses. This rule revision does not contain any requirements that would result in an increase in costs to the licensed child care providers that are not already in the rules that are currently in effect. A small business economic impact statement is not required.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. These rules do not meet the definition of "significant legislative rule" per RCW 34.05.328 (5)(c)(iii). The proposed rules clarify existing requirements and correct errors.

Hearing Location: Blake Office Park (behind Goodyear Courtesy Tire), 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Rose Room, Lacey, WA 98503, on April 6, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Andy Fernando, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by April 1, 2004, 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, mail to P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, deliver to 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m., April 6, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than April 7, 2004.

February 10, 2004

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 04-06 issue of the Register.

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