Administrative hearings: Creating new rules regarding informal dispute resolution between DCYF and other person or entities. This chapter supplements chapter 43.216 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW and the model rule of procedure adopted by the office of administrative hearings, chapter 10-08 WAC.
Children administration background checks: Amending rules for group care facilities to align with recent changes in federal legislation regarding fingerprint requirements.
120-Day provisional hires: Creating rules that were previously in place at department of social and health services (DSHS) to allow an employee in a group care facility to have unsupervised access to children in the care and custody of DCYF on a provisional basis pending results from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Family reconciliation services (FRS): Amending rules to create
Foster care rate assessment: Allow for limited exceptions in the best interests of the child in the timing of foster care rate reassessment; to clarify who can conduct the foster care rate review; and to clarify that Washington state rates may be paid for a child placed in a new placement in another state if paying Washington state rates is in the best interests of the child.
Chapter 110-15 (170-290)
Working connections and seasonal child care: Amending rules to ensure the program complies with state and federal requirements, remove barriers to participation, and promote program integrity.
WSR 17-11-107 Filed 5/22/17
Extended foster care: Amending rules to align with recent changes in legislation regarding program eligibility requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2018.
Chapter 110-145 WAC
Licensing for group care facilities: Amending rules for group care facilities to align with recent changes in federal legislation regarding fingerprint requirements. Additional changes are being made based on recommendations from the fostering well-being program for the medically fragile facilities, and recommendations from state fire marshal for fire safety.
Foundational quality standards for early learning programs: Adopting negotiated amendments to safe sleep and other requirements.
Early support for infants and toddlers program: Amending rules to ensure the program complies with federal requirements and clearly articulate how the program is administered.
WSR 18-04-094 Filed 2/6/18
Early childhood education and assistance program (ECEAP): Amending rules to implement chapter 178, Laws of 2017 (SSSB [2SSB] 5107), which expands ECEAP eligibility.
Licensed school age child care standards: Amending rules to align school age child care standards with chapter 110-300 WAC (standards for programs serving children who are ages birth to 5).
Working connections and seasonal child care:
Outdoor, nature-based early learning and child care programs: Creating new rules to implement a pilot project directed in RCW 43.216.740.
WSR 18-09-120 Filed 4/18/18
Title 110 WAC
All DCYF rules: Making necessary housekeeping changes after the decodification of DSHS children's administration and department of early learning rules recodified in Title 110 WAC.