What method does the department use to determine what foster care rate will be paid for a foster child?
The department uses a standardized assessment tool, the foster care rate assessment, to determine the foster care rate that will be paid on behalf of the child. The tool assesses the needs of the child and the foster parent's ability and time required to meet those needs.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-50-0440, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
. WSR 09-16-045, § 388-25-0011, filed 7/28/09, effective 8/28/09.]