PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending working connections child care, WAC 388-290-0125; seasonal child care, WAC 388-292-0085, and other sections as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085, and 74.12.340.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This change will specify the need for a licensed family child care home wanting to receive WCCC and seasonal subsidies to provide the department either a validly issued Social Security number, or employer identification number.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This rule is being amended in coordination with DCCEL policy staff who have the responsibility of WAC changes for licensed family home child care.
Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on draft rule language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sheri Bruu-Deleon, Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, phone (360) 725-4675, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rules will also be posted on the policy proposal comment internet site at http://www.1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/.
December 15, 2005
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit