WSR 13-10-013



(Children's Administration)

[ Filed April 22, 2013, 10:34 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-15-085 How does an alleged perpetrator challenge a founded CPS finding? and 388-15-093 What happens after the alleged perpetrator requests CPS to review the founded CPS finding of child abuse or neglect?

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.44.125.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amending WAC 388-15-085(2) and 388-15-093(3) to ensure WAC is consistent with RCW 26.44.125 (2) and (4) time frames. RCW changed in the 2012 legislative session. RCW 26.44.125 is one part of state law that ensures Washington state access to funds provided through the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) of 1974 (P.L. 93-247) and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2010-P.L. 111-320.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Children's administration will coordinate with the attorney general's office during the rule-making process and any other agencies 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 Deanna Bedell, Intake and Substance Abuse Program Manager, Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-0863, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail

April 17, 2013

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator