WSR 99-14-023

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 28, 1999, 3:18 p.m. , effective July 1, 1999 ]

Date of Adoption: June 28, 1999.

Purpose: To revise the rules for the working connections child care (WCCC) program in compliance with Governor's Executive Order 97-02, with the goal of making them easier for clients to understand, and for field staff to apply consistently.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-290-020, 388-290-025, 388-290-030, 388-290-035, 388-290-050, 388-290-055, 388-290-060, 388-290-070, 388-290-080, 388-290-090, and 388-290-105; and amending WAC 388-290-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.0903, and Public Law 104-193, Sections 407 and 605.

Other Authority: 45 C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care and Development Fund rule).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-08-121 on April 7, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: There are two changes. The first expands the time a parent has to notify their child care provider of a change in circumstance from five days to ten days. The second increases the minimum amount for an overpayment from $100 to $300.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 33, Amended 1, Repealed 11.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 33, Amended 1, Repealed 11.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: Chapter 388-290 WAC is written in a manner that will make these rules simpler for clients to follow and easier for field staff to implement. There are several policy changes that are client-friendly: In particular, allowing workers to keep a client's copayment stable even if that client's income increases.Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 1999.

June 28, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 99-15 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office