WSR 16-06-112
(Children's Administration)
[Filed March 2, 2016, 8:55 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend chapters 388-145, 388-147, and 388-148 WAC, and other related rules as may be required. The intent of this revision to chapters 388-145, 388-147, and 388-148 WAC is to provide additional clarification or edits to the language. Division of licensed resources (DLR) licensing requirements were last amended on January 11, 2015. Following the release of these amended WAC chapters, DSHS staff, private agency staff, group care staff, and foster parents requested additional changes to be made to the minimum licensing requirements. These specific chapters of WAC will be amended along with any other related rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.010, 74.15.030, 74.15.040, 74.15.090, and 74.13.031.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The requested revisions for chapters 388-145, 388-147, and 388-148 WAC will provide foster parents, DSHS staff, private agency and group care staff additional clarification on the minimum licensing requirements.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Kristina Wright, Program Manager, DSHS, Division of Licensed Resources, Children's Administration, 1115 Washington Street S.E., P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-8349, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail
March 1, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator