WSR 00-10-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed April 28, 2000, 3:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: License fees for child day care homes, WAC 440-44-026.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20B.110.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Fees from licensed child day care centers go to the general fund. WAC 440-44-026 which governs fees needs to be reexamined because of regulatory reform.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DSHS is responsible for fee collection.

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative community rule making with stakeholders. Stakeholders include the resource and referral, State Family Child Care Association, providers and licensors. DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rule(s). Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After the rule(s) is drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Leslie Edwards-Hill at edle300@dshs.wa.gov or (360) 902-8041, fax (360) 902-7588, P.O. Box 45700, Olympia, WA 98504.

April 28, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office