WSR 02-24-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 3, 2002, 4:14 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Family child care homes, minimum licensing requirements. WAC 388-155-070 Application and reapplication for licensure -- Orientation, training, and investigation and 388-155-090 License denial, suspension or revocation.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 388-155-070 and 388-155-090 are being revised to require family home providers to provide the department with government-issued picture identification, and a valid Social Security card or individual tax identification number in order to be licensed.

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 an 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 Pat Dickason, Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, phone (360) 413-3291, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail dickapj@dshs.wa.gov, Street Address: 1009 College Street, Lacey, WA 98503.

December 3, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office