PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES
[Filed May 4, 2020, 1:54 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update Title 110 WAC to better address the needs of and promote culturally relevant service delivery to LGBTQ+ children and youth. "LGBTQ" includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Updates are anticipated, but may not be limited to, chapters 110-145, 110-147, and 110-148 WAC. Nonsubstantive, technical corrections may also be made.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.030
; chapter 74.15
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) is charged with safeguarding the health, safety, and well-being of the children and youth that it serves. Rules are necessary to better prevent harassment, discrimination, and other treatment that undermines the self-esteem, health, and physical, mental, and social well-being of LGBTQ+ children and youth who participate in programs administered by the department.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DCYF will engage with Governor Inslee's LGBTQ commission during rule development.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting DCYF Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40975, phone 360-902-7956, fax 360-902-7903, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.dcyf.wa.gov, https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/practice/policy-laws-rules/rule-making/participate/online.
May 4, 2020