WSR 13-16-004
(Children's Administration)
[Filed July 25, 2013, 8:38 a.m., effective July 28, 2013]
Effective Date of Rule: July 28, 2013.
Purpose: The department is creating emergency WAC to support ESSSB [E2SSB] 5405 - Extended foster care services. ESSSB [E2SSB] 5405 authorizes children's administration to additionally provide extended foster care services to youth age eighteen up to twenty-one years who are eligible to receive foster care services authorized under RCW 74.13.031 and participating in a program or activity designed to promote employment or remove barriers to employment secondary vocational program. Youth whose dependency has been dismissed may enter a voluntary placement agreement (VPA) one time. A youth must agree to the entry of a dependency order within one hundred eighty days of the date the youth was placed in foster care through the VPA to continue to receive services.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-25-0518, 388-25-0520, 388-25-0522, 388-25-0524, 388-25-0526 and 388-25-0538; and amending WAC 388-25-0110, 388-148-0010, 388-25-0502, 388-25-0504, 388-25-0506, 388-25-0508, 388-25-0510, 388-25-0516, 388-25-0528, 388-25-0530, 388-25-0532, 388-25-0534, 388-25-0536, 388-25-0540, 388-25-0544, 388-25-0546, and 388-25-0548.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.020, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, 13.34.030.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest; and that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: ESSSB [E2SSB] 5405 - Extended foster care services enables Washington state to access a federal match of funds under 2008 federal legislation "Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act." The act provides an option permitting states to use Title IV-E foster care funds for youth who wish to pursue secondary or postsecondary education programs from age eighteen up to twenty-one years old. ESHB [E2SSB] 5405 authorizes continued extended foster care services for youth ages eighteen to twenty-one years to complete a postsecondary academic or postsecondary vocational education program and expands the services to eligible youth participating in an employment related program.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 17, Repealed 6.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 17, Repealed 6.
Date Adopted: July 25, 2013.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
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