WSR 07-19-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

EARLY LEARNING

[ Filed September 11, 2007, 11:59 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update the internal reference in chapter 170-292 WAC to be consistent with the department numbering, clarify several existing rules, include new rules as a result of the collective bargaining agreement for child care family home providers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.215.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of early learning began a new numbering system on July 20, 2006. This resulted in internal WAC references needed to be updated. Several WACs are confusing which means they have been applied inconsistently to the client program. The clarification is needed for consistent application of the rules. The collective bargaining agreement for child care family home providers resulted in several rule changes on payments.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties are invited to review and provide input on the draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the individual below. This rule will also be posted on the policy proposal comment internet site at http://www.del.wa.gov/policy/rules.shtml.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representatives by e-mail at jenny.lemstrom@del.wa.gov or Jenny Lemstrom, Department of Early Learning, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970, fax (360) 413-3482.

August 31, 2007

Jone M. Bosworth

Agency Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office