WSR 02-14-042

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed June 26, 2002, 3:53 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 17, 2002.

Purpose: The purpose of this emergency filing is to amend and add new sections of chapter 388-148 WAC, Licensing requirements for child foster homes, group care programs/facilities, and agencies, which impact the receipt of federal funding for eligible children in care with Children's Administration. The department has filed a CR-101 preproposal statement of inquiry, WSR 02-06-083, to initiate a rule-making proceeding on these rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order:
New or

Amended

WAC # Caption
Amended 388-148-0040 What first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPA) training is required?
Amended 388-148-0045 What HIV/AIDS training is required?
Amended 388-148-0050 How do I apply for a license?
New 388-148-0058 May I have a license for both child day care and child foster care?
Amended 388-148-0060 When am I not allowed to receive a license from a child-placing agency?
Amended 388-148-0065 When may I be certified to provide care to children?
Amended 388-148-0120 What incidents involving children must I report?
Amended 388-148-0125 What are your requirements for keeping client records?
Amended 388-148-0140 What personnel policies must I have?
Amended 388-148-0220 What fire safety requirements must I follow to qualify for a license?
Amended 388-148-0260 What are the general requirements for bedrooms?
Amended 388-148-0270 What are the requirements for beds?
Amended 388-148-0335 When must I get medical exams for the children under my care?
Amended 388-148-0345 What must I do to prevent the spread of infections and communicable diseases?
Amended 388-148-0350 How do I manage medications for children under my care?
Amended 388-148-0395 What requirements must I meet for feeding babies?
New 388-148-0427 Are there specific requirements regarding Native American children?
Amended 388-148-0460 What requirements do you have for supervising children?
New 388-148-0462 Who may provide care to a foster child in the foster home when the foster parent is away from the home?
Amended 388-148-0520 What are the training requirements for foster parents and prospective foster parents?
New 388-148-0542 May a foster home be supervised by a person under eighteen in the foster home?
Amended 388-148-0560 Do I need a treatment plan for children under my care?
Amended 388-148-0585 What social service staff do I need?
Amended 388-148-0630 What fire prevention measures must I take?
Amended 388-148-0700 What are the qualifications for an executive director for a group care program or child-placing agency?
Amended 388-148-0720 What qualifications must the child care staff for a group care program and a child-placing agency have?
New 388-148-0722 What are the qualifications for health care staff for a group care program or a child-placing agency?
Amended 388-148-0725 What is the ratio of child care staff to children in group care facilities?
Amended 388-148-0785 What is the proper ratio of staff to children in home or group care facilities offering maternity services?
Amended 388-148-0880 What levels of secure CRCs exist?
New 388-148-0892 What are the requirements for a level three secure CRC?
Amended 388-148-0915 What steps must be taken after a youth is admitted into a CRC?
Amended 388-148-0995 What are the ratio requirements of youth care staff to youth in crisis residential centers?
Amended 388-148-1060 What services may a child-placing agency provide?
Amended 388-148-1070 What health histories need to be provided to adoptive parents?
New 388-148-1076 What are the qualifications for an executive director of a child-placing agency?
New 388-148-1077 What are the qualifications for a case aide for a child-placing agency program?
New 388-148-1078 What are the qualifications for health care staff hired or contracted by a child-placing agency to provide services to children in care?
New 388-148-1079 What are the qualifications for consultants for child-placing agency programs?
Amended 388-148-1115 Do you have requirements for adoptive services?
Amended 388-148-1120 What is the process for adoptions?
New 388-148-1140 May a licensed child-placing agency provide emergency respite services?
New 388-148-1145 Does an agency or individual need to be licensed as a child-placing agency to provide emergency respite services that are not center-based?
New 388-148-1150 Does a child-placing agency providing emergency respite services need specific program staff?
New 388-148-1155 What are the education and training requirements for a program manager for an emergency respite program at a child-placing agency?
New 388-148-1160 What services do child-placing agencies provide if they offer an emergency respite program?
New 388-148-1165 Does a child-placing agency need approval from the division of licensed resources to provide emergency respite services?
New 388-148-1170 What age children may receive emergency respite services?
New 388-148-1175 Who may place a child for emergency respite?
New 388-148-1180 Must all children accepted for emergency respite care have current immunizations?
New 388-148-1185 What are the record-keeping requirements for a child-placing agency providing emergency respite services?
New 388-148-1190 What written information is needed before a child is accepted for emergency respite care by a child-placing agency?

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 74.15 RCW.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: Children's Administration has found that some of the sections of chapter 388-148 WAC require waivers in order for provider compliance. The approval of waivers then jeopardizes federal funds received by Children's Administration to support services to children and their families.

Children's Administration is engaged in working with stakeholders for the permanent adoption of rule changes.

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 21, Amended 31, 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 21, Amended 31, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

June 17, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, 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 02-15 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office