WSR 13-04-065




[ Filed February 1, 2013, 4:12 p.m. ]

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda under RCW 34.05.314

January 1 through June 30, 2013

     The department of early learning (DEL) prepares a semi-annual rule-making agenda in January and July each year to let the public know about DEL rule changes that are underway or planned. The current agenda also updates the 2007 child care provider rule review plan prepared under RCW 43.215.502. DEL rules are part of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and permanent DEL rules can be found online at TITLE 170 WAC. Find current information about department rule-making activity online at DEL Rules Under Development. See additional notes following the table.

Subject Matter and Authority WAC Chapter or Sections Description

DEL Rules Under Development on the DEL web site has current information on these rules.

Emergency Rules


Preproposal Notice


Proposed Rules

(CR-102) and Public Hearings or Expedited Rules


Permanent Rules


Common terms, definitions and standards.

RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW.

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 include terms, definitions or standards that apply to more than one DEL WAC chapter or program. Other DEL WAC chapters may be revised to eliminate duplication. None Filed 12/24/08 as WSR 09-01-185 Suspended Suspended
Syrup of Ipecac use in DEL-licensed child care facilities.

RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 43.215.200, and chapter 43.215 RCW.

Chapter 170-295 WAC Revising requirements on keeping syrup of Ipecac available in a licensed child care facility for emergency treatment of children suspected of swallowing a poison. Changes will be based on current research and advice from health professionals and Washington Poison Center. None To be determined To be determined To be determined
Minimum licensing requirements for child care centers.

RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070 chapter 43.215 RCW

Chapter 170-295 WAC Review and update of rules for DEL-licensed child care centers. Rules have not been comprehensively updated since 2003 and do not reflect current law. Rules need to be updated for current child care health, safety and development research and practice. None Filed 8/18/10 as WSR 10-18-006

First informal input period December 2011 through 3/31/12

To be determined To be determined
Exclusion of ill children or staff in child care centers.

RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW.

WAC 170-295-3030 Possible rule making due to a public petition, under RCW 34.05.330, to amend WAC 170-295-3030 When is a child or staff member too ill to be at child care? None Filed 8/18/10 as WSR10-18-006

Informal input period December 2011 through 1/31/12

To be determined To be determined
Early intervention programs.

RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW.

New WAC chapter Adopting a new DEL WAC chapter of TITLE 170 WAC regarding early intervention programs. None To be determined To be determined To be determined
Carbon monoxide detector requirements for family home child care.

RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW.

WAC 170-296A-2950 Revising requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in licensed family home child care settings. None To be determined To be determined To be determined
Department of early learning rules.

RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070.

All chapters of TITLE 170 WAC DEL may revise its rules to update names, cross references or other information to keep DEL rules current. N/A Suspended Suspended Suspended

     Notes: 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 department of early learning rule-making, or to join a mailing list to receive DEL rule notices and draft materials, please e-mail, 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.