WSR 02-23-015

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed November 8, 2002, 4:29 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revising chapter 388-155 WAC, Minimum licensing requirements for family child day care homes.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The minimum licensing requirements for family child day care homes chapter is being rewritten to meet Governor Locke's clear rule-writing mandate. Consideration is being given to writing one chapter relative to "small" family child day care homes and one chapter to "large" family child day care homes, both under Title 388 WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pat Dickason, Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, phone (360) 413-3291, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail dickapj@dshs.wa.gov. Street Address: 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98503.

November 7, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren

Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office