PDFWAC 110-50-0480

What factors are considered in the foster care rate assessment?

The assessment tool considers the average number of hours, beyond those expected for a typically developing child of the same age, the foster parent spends in:
(1) Caring and/or advocating for the child to meet the child's physical and behavioral needs;
(2) Participating in parenting activities related to the child's physical or emotional/behavioral therapeutic plan;
(3) Engaging in parenting activities related to supervising and supporting the educational needs of the child;
(4) Participating in parenting activities related to scheduling, arranging, and supervising activities, such as medical and dental appointments for the child, visits between the child and his or her parents and/or siblings, or other school or recreational activities;
(5) Repairing, cleaning or replacing household items, over and above normal repair, due to the child's chronic physical problems or destructive behavior; and
(6) Preparing the child to transition back to the child's parents or to an adoptive or other foster care placement.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-50-0480, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 09-16-045, § 388-25-0027, filed 7/28/09, effective 8/28/09.]