WSR 12-22-004



(Children's Administration)

[ Filed October 25, 2012, 3:27 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-25-0110, 388-148-0010, and other rules as necessary.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.13.020.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To ensure that children's administration/Washington state can access federal matching funds for extended foster care.

     To clearly define the eligibility requirements for participation in the extended foster care program and criteria for continued juvenile court dependency.

     To ensure that eligible youth receive placement services as outlined by RCW.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Children's administration will coordinate with any agency as necessary.

     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 Jim Pritchard, Program Manager, Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-8487, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail

October 22, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator