PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Care and Early Learning is revising the working connections child care, WAC 388-290-0200 and 388-290-0205. The revision is a result of a legislative budget proviso to increase Spokane County rates for licensed providers. The rate change is only effective July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. The filing of this CR-101 initiates the regular rule-making process for adopting as permanent the emergency filing of WSR 04-14-014 on June 25, 2004.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085, and 74.12.340, and section 207(9), chapter 276, Laws of 2004.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature approved an increase in Spokane County rates for licensed providers from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005.
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 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 Lisa Lind, Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98505-5480, Street Address 1009 College Street S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, phone (360) 725-4691, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail email@example.com. The draft rules will also be posted on the ESA policy proposal comment internet site at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy.
September 20, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit