WSR 06-01-042



(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 15, 2005, 4:28 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department of social and health services, economic services administration is amending sections of chapter 388-296 WAC to:

Address previous omission of S.T.A.R.S. (state training and registry system) continuing education training requirements;
Review the use of the federal employment identification number (EIN) as a requirement for licensing; and
Amend corporal punishment regulation.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.15 RCW, RCW 74.08.090.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Minimum licensing requirements for family home child care are necessary to protect and promote the health, safety and well being of children in out of home care. Sections of chapter 388-296 WAC are being amended to clarify the rules and address previous omissions.

     Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on amended language. Notice will be sent to all family home child care providers in the state of Washington announcing the change and location on the DCCEL internet site for review and comment. For information about this rule making, or to be on a mailing list to receive notices about this rule, contact the person listed below. At a later date, the proposed rule will be filed with the code reviser, and comments will be taken in writing and at a public hearing before the amended rule is adopted as permanent.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Judy Jaramillo, Program Manager, 1009 College Street, Lacey, WA 98503, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, phone (360) 725-4692, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail

December 15, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit