WSR 13-23-102
(Children's Administration)
[Filed November 20, 2013, 9:32 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-16-005.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC for extended foster care: 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.
Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Lookout Room, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at, on January 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than January 8, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on January 7, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by December 22, 2013, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is creating WAC to support E2SSB 5405 Extended foster care services. 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. 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.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: 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 post-secondary education programs from age eighteen up to twenty-one years old. E2SSB 5405 authorizes 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.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, 13.34.030.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.13.031.
Rule is necessary because of federal law, [no further information supplied by agency].
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, children's administration, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Deanna Bedell, Children's Administration, (360) 902-0863; Implementation and Enforcement: Christine Kerns, Children's Administration, (360) 902-0250.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required. These rules are dictated by Washington state statute.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not required. These rules are dictated by Washington state statute.
November 14, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
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