WSR 17-21-103
(Children's Administration)
[Filed October 18, 2017, 9:53 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-06A-0110 Who must have background checks? and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.030, 43.43.832.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-06A-0110 Who must have background checks?, to align with changes to RCW 74.15.030 and 43.43.832 which allow the department to complete background checks on individuals younger than sixteen years old when it is warranted to ensure the safety of children in foster care. Additional edits are being made to clarify the language.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Children's administration will continue to work with the office of the attorney general.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (DSHS) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Chris Parvin, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-407-5501, email
October 17, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator