WSR 03-02-059

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed December 27, 2002, 9:56 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: December 9, 2002.

Purpose: Rates in WAC 388-27-0225 are amended according to July 1, 2002, increase approved in the Fiscal Year 2003 supplemental budget.

WAC 388-27-0375 is amended to bring the WAC in compliance with federal rules. This rule is amended to be consistent with current practice and will not affect the public or regulated parties.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-27-0225 and 388-27-0375.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.13.109.

Other Authority: RCW 74.13.112, 74.13.130, and chapter 371, Laws of 2002.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-15-136 on July 22, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 9, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-08-045, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01)

WAC 388-27-0225   What are the current maximum rates available for basic adoption support monthly cash payments and special rate?   Effective July 1, ((2000)) 2002 the maximum basic monthly adoption support rates as established by the state legislature are:

Age of Child Maximum Rate
Less than six years old $((316.62)) 328.12
Six through eleven years old $((390.11)) 404.27
Twelve years or older $((462.24)) 479.03
Special rate $((147.94)) 153.31

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. 01-08-045, 388-27-0225, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-08-045, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01)

WAC 388-27-0375   Will the department reimburse an adoptive parent for nonrecurring adoption expenses?   The department ((may)) will agree to reimburse some or all of an adoptive parent's nonrecurring adoption expenses if:

(1) The child has a qualifying factor or condition identified in WAC 388-27-0140(1);

(2) Washington state has determined that the child cannot or should not be returned to the home of the child's biological parent; and

(3) Except where it would be against the best interest of the child, the department or a child placing agency has made a reasonable but unsuccessful effort to place the child with appropriate adoptive parents without the benefit of adoption assistance; and

(4) The child has been placed for adoption according to applicable state and local laws or Tribal laws.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. 01-08-045, 388-27-0375, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]

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