WSR 13-04-006

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed January 24, 2013, 11:39 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-20-102.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 388-165-180 Child care subsidy rates DSHS pays for child care in a licensed or certified care center and 388-165-185 Child care subsidy rates DSHS pays for child care in a licensed or certified family child care home.

Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Lookout Room, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at

http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html

or by calling (360) 664-6094), on March 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than March 13, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by

5 p.m. on March 12, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by February 26, 2013, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at jennisha.johnson@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To match the children's administration child care subsidy program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The amended rule will be in compliance with children's administration's revised and updated child care subsidy program to minimize impact on direct services and implement fiscal policy and practice efficiencies.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, rule-making authority and enforcement.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Michael Luque, Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA, (360) 902-7986.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rule changes are to be in compliance with children's administration's revised and updated child care subsidy program to minimize impact on direct services and implement fiscal policy and practice efficiencies.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These rule changes are to be in compliance with children's administration's revised and updated child care subsidy program to minimize impact on direct services and implement fiscal policy and practice efficiencies.

January 22, 2013

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-22-011, filed 10/22/99, effective 11/22/99)

WAC 388-165-180   What are the maximum child care subsidy rates DSHS pays for child care in a licensed or certified child care center?   ((DSHS pays directly to a licensed or certified child care center, whichever is less:

(1) The provider's usual rate for that child; or

(2) The DSHS maximum child care subsidy rate for that child as listed in the following table.))


((DSHS Maximum Child Care Subsidy Rate for

Licensed Child Care Centers))

((Infants

(Birth - 11 mos.)

Toddlers

(12 - 29

mos.)

Preschool

(30 mos. - 5 years)

School-age

(5 - 12

years)

Region 1 Full-Day

Half-Day

$22.73

$11.36

$19.85

$9.93

$18.00

$9.00

$16.70

$8.35

Region 2 Full-Day

Half-Day

$23.18

$11.59

$20.45

$10.23

$17.75

$8.88

$16.82

$8.41

Region 3 Full-Day

Half-Day

$30.18

$15.09

$26.00

$13.00

$22.00

$11.00

$19.77

$9.89

Region 4 Full-Day

Half-Day

$37.80

$18.90

$29.55

$14.77

$26.14

$13.07

$23.40

$11.70

Region 5 Full-Day

Half-Day

$25.82

$12.91

$22.18

$11.09

$19.45

$9.73

$17.50

$8.75

Region 6 Full-Day Half-Day $25.59

$12.80

$22.73

$11.36

$20.00

$10.00

$20.00

$10.00))


(((3) The maximum rate paid for a five year old child is:

(a) The preschool rate for a child who has not entered kindergarten; or

(b) The school-age rate for a child who has entered kindergarten)) DSHS maximum child care subsidy rates for licensed child care centers are located on the Washington state child care resource & referral network website at: http://www.childcarenet.org/partners/data/home-rates.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.12.340, 74.04.050, 74.04.055 and 74.08.090. 99-22-011, 388-165-180, filed 10/22/99, effective 11/22/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-22-011, filed 10/22/99, effective 11/22/99)

WAC 388-165-185   What are the maximum child care subsidy rates DSHS pays for child care in a licensed or certified family child care home?   ((DSHS pays directly to a licensed or certified family child care provider, whichever is less:

(1) The provider's usual rate for that child; or

(2) The DSHS maximum child care subsidy rate for that child as listed in the following table.))


((DSHS Maximum Child Care Subsidy Rate for

Licensed Family Child Care Homes))

((Infants (Birth - 11 mos.) Toddlers

(12 - 29 mos.)

Preschool

(30 mos. - 5

years)

School-age

(5 - 12 years)

Region 1 Full-Day

Half-Day

$19.00

$9.50

$17.60

$8.80

$17.00

$8.50

$15.00

$7.50

Region 2 Full-Day

Half-Day

$18.00

$9.00

$18.00

$9.00

$16.00

$8.00

$15.00

$7.50

Region 3 Full-Day

Half-Day

$28.00

$14.00

$24.00

$12.00

$22.00

$11.00

$20.00

$10.00

Region 4 Full-Day

Half-Day

$30.00

$15.00

$27.27

$13.64

$25.00

$12.50

$22.50

$11.25

Region 5 Full-Day

Half-Day

$21.00

$10.50

$20.00

$10.00

$19.00

$9.50

$17.00

$8.50

Region 6 Full-Day

Half-Day

$20.50

$10.25

$20.00

$10.00

$18.00

$9.00

$17.00

$8.50))


(((3) The maximum rate paid for a five year old child is:

(a) The preschool rate for a child who has not entered kindergarten; or

(b) The school-age rate for a child who has entered kindergarten)) DSHS maximum child care subsidy rates for licensed or certified family child care homes are located on the Washington state child care resource & referral network website at: http://www.childcarenet.org/partners/data/home-rates.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.12.340, 74.04.050, 74.04.055 and 74.08.090. 99-22-011, 388-165-185, filed 10/22/99, effective 11/22/99.]