WSR 11-20-102

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed October 5, 2011, 9:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-165-180 Child subsidy rates DSHS pays for child care in a licensed or certified child care home and 388-165-185 Child care subsidy rates DSHS pays for child care in a licensed or certified family child care home.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.12.340, 74.04.050, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To ensure accuracy and update child care rates. The current statewide rate structure (infant, toddler, preschool, and school age) is now under department of early learning and the 2011 through 2013 collective bargaining agreement between the state of Washington and Service Employees International Union 925.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Children's administration will coordinate with department of early learning and Service Employees International Union 925.

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, Child Care Program Manager, P.O. Box 45710, phone (360) 902-7986, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail lumi300@dshs.wa.gov.

October 5, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office