SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
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:
|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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
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.