PDFWAC 110-50-0610

What issues may be decided by the administrative law judge?

(1) The administrative law judge (ALJ) will consider only:
(a) Whether the foster parent and the social worker or designated rate assessment specialist met in person or telephonically to jointly complete the standardized assessment form;
(b) Whether the information obtained in the meeting between the social worker or rate assessment specialist and foster parent was accurately recorded on the form;
(c) Whether additional information provided by the foster parent on review to the department was accurately recorded on the form, if applicable;
(d) Whether the information was accurately entered into the computer program; and
(e) Whether the computer program was properly functioning in calculating the rate and providing the written report of the assessment.
(2) The ALJ must not consider information about the child or the foster family that is outside the standardized assessment form or that was not provided to the department at the time of the assessment or at the time of the department's review of the assessment.
(3) The ALJ must not make a determination that conflicts with a properly completed standardized foster care rate assessment.
(4) The ALJ must not consider a challenge to the department's established foster care rates or to the foster care rate assessment standardized form or program.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-50-0610, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 09-16-045, § 388-25-0087, filed 7/28/09, effective 8/28/09.]