July 1 through December 31, 2012
DEL Rules Under Development on the DEL web site has current information on these rules.
Expedited Rule (CR-105)
|Common terms, definitions and standards.||New WAC chapter, and possible revisions of other DEL rules in TITLE 170 WAC||Adopting a new
DEL WAC chapter
of TITLE 170 WAC to
standards that apply
to more than one
DEL WAC chapter
or program. Other
DEL WAC chapters
may be revised to
43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW.
changes needed to
make the rules
other DEL WAC
chapters and to
RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 43.215.200,
170-06 and related sections of chapters
HB 1903 creating an
registry and new
•Updating the list of crimes or negative actions that may disqualify a person from obtaining a DEL clearance; and
•Revising rules on disqualification, reconsideration and due process, and to be consistent with current law.
09-01-184 filed 12/24/08
|Filed 3/21/12 as WSR 12-07-088||Filed 5/30/12 as WSR 12-12-040|
Ipecac use in
keeping syrup of
ipecac available in a
licensed child care
will be based on
current research and
advice from health
||None||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined|
chapter 43.215 RCW.
1776 related to
licensed child care
centers located in
public or private
•General chapter review. School-age program rules have not been updated since 1997 and are not consistent with current law or practice.
Public forums held, 3/15, 3/16, 3/26, 3/27, informal input period March -April 2012
|Proposed rules anticipated this period.||Permanent rule adoption anticipated this period.|
provisions of SB
6226 and 3ESHB
•Regarding raising the cutoff of eligibility for WCCC subsidies from one hundred seventy-five percent of the federal poverty level, to two hundred percent of the federal poverty level.
•Regarding increasing the authorization period for WCCC from six months to twelve months.
|Filed 6/15/12 as WSR 12-13-059||Proposed rules anticipated this period.||Permanent rule adoption anticipated this period.|
for child care
|Review and update
of rules for
care centers. Rules
have not been
updated since 2003
and do not reflect
current law. Rules
need to be updated
for current child care
health, safety and
First informal input period 12/11 through 3/31/12
|To be determined||To be determined|
|Revising DEL rules
on infant and
toddler cribs and
consistent with new
rules of the United
December 28, 2012,
all cribs used in
child care facilities
must meet new
||None||Anticipated filing in this period.||To be determined||To be
for chapter 170-295 WAC.
Crib rules for family child care homes adopted in
new chapter 170-296A WAC, WSR
|Exclusion of ill children or staff in child care centers.||WAC 170-295-3030||Possible rule-making
due to a public
petition, under RCW 34.05.330, to amend
When is a child or
staff member too ill
to be at child care.
Informal input period 12/11 through 1/31/12
|To be determined||To be determined|
||All chapters of TITLE 170 WAC||DEL may revise its
rules to update
references or other
information to keep
DEL rules current.
|•||WSR 12-11-025. WCCC and SCC subsidy program rules. Permanent rules filed May 8, 2012, and effective June 8, 2012. Amending rules to implement applicable provisions of ESSB 5921 (chapter 42, Laws of 2011 1st sp. sess.), strengthening background check requirements, copayments, and attendance records.|
|•||WSR 12-09-061. Dealing with civil fines. Permanent rules filed on April 17, 2012, and effective May 18, 2012. Amending sections of chapters 170-295 and 170-151 WAC to increase maximum civil fines when an individual or entity is suspected of providing child care without a license, when a license is required by law, and implementing section of SB 5504.|
|•||WSR 12-09-035. Adopting new chapter 170-01 WAC, public disclosure rules. Permanent rules filed April 11, 2012, and effective May 12, 2012. Adopting new public disclosure and related rules as they pertain to describing DEL's organization and to give the public information about requesting DEL records.|
|•||WSR 11-23-068. Adopting new chapter 170-296A WAC, Licensed family home child care standards, and repealing all sections of chapter 170-296 WAC. Permanent rules filed November 14, 2011, and effective March 31, 2012. Revising family home child care licensing rules using negotiated rule making as provided by RCW 43.215.350 and 34.05.310, and a process inclusive of licensees, the Services Employees International Union Local 925, parent and licensee advocates, the statewide child care resource and referral network and DEL staff.|
|•||Rule proceedings are noncritical unless the rule is:|
|a.||Required by federal or state law or required to maintain a federally delegated or authorized program;|
|b.||Required by court order;|
|c.||Necessary to manage budget shortfalls, maintain fund solvency, or for revenue generating activities;|
|d.||Necessary to protect health, safety, and welfare or necessary to avoid an immediate threat to the state's natural resources; or|
|e.||Beneficial or requested or supported by the regulated entities, local governments, or small businesses that (the rule) affects.|
|•||Agencies may continue to adopt rules that have been the subject of negotiated rule making or pilot rule making that involved substantial participation by interested parties before development of the proposed rule. Agencies may also proceed to finalize permanent rule making that has previously been covered by emergency rules.|
|•||Agencies may continue to adopt expedited rules under RCW 34.05.353 where proposed rules relate only to internal government operations.|
The DEL semi-annual rule-making agenda is prepared for information purposes only, and future dates or periods noted in this agenda are planning estimates that are subject to change. This agenda does not constitute a rule or rule-making action. Any errors or omissions in this agenda do not affect the actual DEL rules or rule-making notices filed with the office of the code reviser and published in the Washington State Register.
There may be additional DEL rule making that cannot be forecasted as the department adopts rules to implement new state laws, to meet federal requirements, or to meet unforeseen circumstances. Emergency rules noted, if any, are those in effect at the time this agenda was filed with the code reviser or were the last emergency rules filed prior to this agenda on the particular subject.
For more information about DEL rule making, or to join a mailing list to receive DEL rule notices and draft materials, please e-mail Rules@del.wa.gov, or write to the DEL Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970.
CR means "code reviser." The legislature's office of the code reviser creates the rule-making notice forms used and filed by all state agencies.
CR-101 is a Preproposal statement of inquiry notice filed under RCW 34.05.310.
CR-102 may be a proposed rule-making notice filed under RCW 34.05.320; a continuance notice under RCW 34.05.325, or a supplemental proposed rule-making notice under RCW 34.05.340.
CR-103E is an emergency rule-making order filed under RCW 34.05.350.
CR-103P is a permanent rule-making order filed under RCW 34.05.360.
CR-105 is an expedited rule-making notice filed under RCW 34.05.353.
WSR means "Washington State Register." The WSR numbers noted throughout this rules agenda are the official filing numbers assigned by the office of the code reviser and entered on materials filed for legal publication in the State Register.
The DEL semi-annual rule-making agenda is prepared for information purposes only, and future dates or periods noted in this agenda are planning estimates that are subject to change. This agenda does not constitute a rule or rule-making action. Any errors or omissions in this agenda do not affect the actual DEL rules or rule-making notices filed with the office of the code reviser and published in the Washington State Register. There may be additional DEL rule making that cannot be forecasted as the department adopts rules to implement new state laws, to meet federal requirements, or to meet unforeseen circumstances.