WSR 14-13-051
(Children's Administration)
[Filed June 12, 2014, 8:11 a.m., effective July 13, 2014]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The WAC supports E2SSB 5405 - Extended foster care services. E2SSB 5405 authorized children's administration to additionally provide extended foster care services to youth eighteen up to twenty-one years old who are eligible to receive foster care services authorized under RCW 74.13.031 and participating in a program or activity designed to promote employment or remove barriers to employment secondary vocational program. Youth whose dependency has been dismissed may enter a voluntary placement agreement (VPA) one time. A youth must agree to the entry of a dependency order within one hundred eighty days of the date the youth was placed in foster care through the VPA to continue to receive services. CR-102 was filed on November 20, 2013, as WSR 13-23-102 and hearing was held on January 7, 2014.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-25-0518, 388-25-0520, 388-25-0522, 388-25-0524, 388-25-0526 and 388-25-0538; and amending WAC 388-25-0110; 388-25-0502, 388-25-0504, 388-25-0506, 388-25-0508, 388-25-0510, 388-25-0515, 388-25-0516, 388-25-0528, 388-25-0530, 388-25-0532, 388-25-0534, 388-25-0536, 388-25-0540, 388-25-0544, 388-25-0546, 388-25-0548, and 388-148-0010.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.020, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, 13.34.030.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 13-23-102 on November 20, 2013.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Change was made to:
WAC 388-25-0508(2), removed the time frame for youth who are expected to return to care in order to be considered in foster care.
WAC 388-25-0510(4), removed the reference to youth who are absent from placement.
WAC 388-25-0534(2), changed the WAC being referenced from WAC 388-148-2506 to 388-25-2506.
WAC 388-148-0010, definition of VPA to reflect "eligible youth" instead of "nonminor dependents."
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 17, Repealed 6; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
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 0, Amended 17, Repealed 6.
Date Adopted: June 11, 2014.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
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