WSR 04-18-082



(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 31, 2004, 3:04 p.m. , effective October 1, 2004 ]

Purpose: The Department of Social and Health Services' Economic Services Administration (ESA) is repealing all sections of chapter 388-155 WAC, Minimum licensing requirements for family home child care, with the exception of WAC 388-155-080, and replace the repealed sections with new chapter 388-296 WAC, Child care business regulations for family home child care. Proposed WAC 388-296-0310 and the proposed repeal of WAC 388-155-080 are being withdrawn. As a result of public comments, WAC 388-296-0310 is being revised and will be reproposed at a later date.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-155-005 Authority, 388-155-010 Definitions, 388-155-020 Scope of licensing, 388-155-040 Local ordinances and codes, 388-155-050 Waivers, 388-155-060 Dual licensure, 388-155-070 How do I apply for a license and what is required?, 388-155-083 Fees, 388-155-085 Initial license, 388-155-090 When can my license application be denied and when can my license be suspended or revoked?, 388-155-092 Civil penalties, 388-155-093 Civil penalties--Amount of penalty, 388-155-094 Civil penalty--Posting of notice of penalty, 388-155-095 Civil penalties--Unlicensed programs, 388-155-096 Civil penalties--Separate violations, 388-155-097 Civil penalties--Penalty for nonpayment, 388-155-098 Probationary license, 388-155-100 Activities and routines, 388-155-110 Learning and play materials, 388-155-120 Provider-child interactions, 388-155-130 Behavior management and discipline, 388-155-140 Rest periods, 388-155-150 Evening and nighttime care, 388-155-160 Off-site trips, 388-155-165 Transportation, 388-155-170 Parent communication, 388-155-180 Staffing--Qualifications, 388-155-190 Capacity, 388-155-200 Development and training, 388-155-220 Health supervision and infectious disease prevention, 388-155-230 Medication management, 388-155-240 Nutrition, 388-155-250 Kitchen and food service, 388-155-270 Care of young children, 388-155-280 General safety, maintenance, and site, 388-155-290 Water supply, sewage, and liquid wastes, 388-155-295 Water safety, 388-155-310 First-aid supplies, 388-155-320 Outdoor play area, 388-155-330 Indoor play area, 388-155-340 Toilets, handwashing sinks, and bathing facilities, 388-155-350 Laundry, 388-155-360 Nap and sleep equipment, 388-155-370 Storage, 388-155-380 Home atmosphere, 388-155-390 Discrimination prohibited, 388-155-400 Religious activities, 388-155-410 Additional requirements regarding American Indian children, 388-155-420 Child abuse, neglect, and exploitation, 388-155-430 Prohibited substances, 388-155-440 Limitations to persons on premises, 388-155-450 Child records and information, 388-155-460 Home records, 388-155-470 Personnel records, 388-155-480 Reporting of death, injury, illness, epidemic, or child abuse, 388-155-490 Reporting of circumstantial changes, 388-155-500 Posting requirements, 388-155-600 Occupancy restrictions, 388-155-605 Hazardous areas, 388-155-610 Single station smoke detectors, 388-155-620 Alternate means of sounding a fire alarm, 388-155-630 Fire extinguisher, 388-155-640 Fire prevention, 388-155-650 Sprinkler system maintenance, 388-155-660 Fire evacuation plan, 388-155-670 Fire evacuation drill, 388-155-680 Staff training, 388-155-991 Waiver of fees, 388-155-992 Fee payment and refunds, and 388-155-993 Denial, revocation, suspension, and reinstatement.

*Note: The proposed repeal of WAC 388-155-080 has been withdrawn and this rule will remain in effect until the department files a supplemental rule-making notice related to the reproposal of WAC 388-296-0310.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.15.030; chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-07-134 on March 22, 2004; and WSR 04-10-095 on May 4, 2004.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's Note below.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Mary Oakden, Program Manager, DCCEL, P.O. Box 48470, Olympia, WA 98504-8470, phone (360) 725-4692, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, 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 134, Amended 0, Repealed 70.

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 134, Amended 0, Repealed 70.

Date Adopted: August 25, 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 04-20 issue of the Register.

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office