WSR 02-20-055

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 27, 2002, 11:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-290 WAC, Working connections child care.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Division of Child Care and Early Learning plans to change and clarify existing rules such as but not limited to activity fees, change in copayments during the authorization period, and mandatory cooperation with quality assurance reviews.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jenny Baxter, Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, phone (360) 413-3244, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail baxtejl@dshs.wa.gov. Street Address: 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98503.

September 27, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office