PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES
[Filed July 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Licensing requirements for foster family homes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Public Law 115-123; RCW 74.15.030
; chapter 74.15
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are necessary to comply with federal requirements, including new model licensing standards developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: HHS released final licensing model rules on February 9, 2019. The department of children, youth, and families is coordinating its rule changes with HHS to ensure consistency with the model rules as required by 42 U.S.C. § 671 (a)(36)(A).
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ernest Blackwell, 1949 South State Street, Tacoma, WA 98405, phone 253-260-0355, email email@example.com, web site www.dcyf.wa.gov, https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/practice/policy-laws-rules/rule-making/participate/online.
July 30, 2019