WSR 09-16-104

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed August 4, 2009, 12:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-165-140 Child care for child protective services (CPS) and child welfare services (CWS).

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 amended rule will be in compliance with children's administration's revised and updated child care subsidy program to minimize impact on direct services and implement fiscal policy and practice efficiencies.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Children's administration will consult with representatives from the department of early learning.

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 Michael Luque, Department of Social and Health Services, Permanency/Placement Services, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-7986, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail lumi300@dshs.wa.gov.

August 4, 2009

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office