WSR 09-10-076

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed May 5, 2009, 2:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-15-013 Who may receive child protective services?, to match requirements as to in loco parentis in RCW 74.13.031 and children's administration (CA) policy.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.13.031 (as amended by chapter 235, Laws of 2009), 74.04.050, and chapter 26.44 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is adding the definition for in loco parentis as an entity that can receive child protective services. These changes are to match requirements in RCW 74.13.031 Duties of department -- Child welfare services -- Children's services advisory committee and CA policy.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tina Stern, Division of Program and Practice Improvement, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-0860, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail tist300@dshs.wa.gov.

May 5, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office