Administrative Hearings: Establish procedures, practices, and requirements for the department's informal dispute resolution process and adjudicative proceedings.
Chapters 110-04 and 110-06
Background Checks: Amending rules to revise criminal convictions that may disqualify an individual from being licensed, contracted, certified, or authorized to have unsupervised access to children, or trigger further review to determine the applicant's character, suitability, and competence to have unsupervised access to children. Rule making will also implement chapter 9.97 RCW to explain: (1) When certificates of restoration of opportunity (CROP) will be included in criminal history record reports, qualifying letters, or other assessments during a background check, and (2) under what circumstances a CROP will not apply.
Chapters 110-04 and 110-145
Children Administration Background Checks and Group Care Facility Licensing: Amending rules for group care facilities to align with recent changes in federal legislation regarding fingerprint requirements.
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending WAC to align with DCYF's administrative hearing rules chapter 110-03 WAC.
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Updating rules to allow for a partial day monthly child care subsidy rate.
Foster Care Licensing: Implementing new national family home licensing standards.
Foster Care Licensing: Establish capacity for a foster family home, exceptions that may be allowed at the department's discretion, and the necessary requirements for approving exceptions. (Permanent rule included in rule making under WSR 19-24-104.)
Foster Care Licensing: DCYF is considering amendments to better clarify licensing requirements, make necessary updates, and better align the chapter with DCYF's mission of protecting children and strengthening families so they flourish.
Child Care Licensing: Aligning school-age child care licensing rules with chapter 110-300 WAC.
Child Care Licensing: Amending training requirements to fully comply with the reauthorized Child Care and Development Block Grant Act and related federal rules.
Child Care Licensing: Rule making in response to a petition for repeal of WAC 110-300-0185(2).
Child Care Licensing: DCYF is considering amending its foundational quality standards for early learning programs to better clarify licensing requirements and make necessary updates.
Juvenile Rehabilitation: Amending the rule relating to residential disciplinary standards as required by SSB 5815 (effective July 28, 2019), which directs DCYF to adopt and implement rules based on empirically validated best practices to appropriately address offenses involving unlawful use or possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use or possession of alcohol committed by individuals placed in juvenile community facilities.
Juvenile Rehabilitation: Modifying the approved leave allowance for minimum security juvenile offenders in accordance with SSB 5815 §1.
All DCYF rules: Making necessary housekeeping changes after the decodification of department of social and health services children's administration and juvenile rehabilitations and department of early learning rules recodified in Title 110 WAC.