WSR 05-13-176

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 21, 2005, 4:25 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Care and Early Learning is revising the Working Connections Child Care, WAC 388-290-0030, 388-290-0032, 388-290-0240, 388-290-0255, 388-290-0260, 388-290-0271, 388-290-0273, and other WACs related to exempt in-home relative providers. New WACs may be developed as part of this process.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, and 74.13.085.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is revising the rules to comply with an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) directive regarding third party payment rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa Lind, Subsidy Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, 1009 College Street S.E., Mailstop 45480, Lacey, WA 98503-45480 [98504-5480], phone (360) 725-4691, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail lindlm@dshs.wa.gov.

June 21, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office