WSR 14-08-029
(Children's Administration)
[Filed March 25, 2014, 9:06 a.m., effective March 25, 2014, 9:06 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: To extend the emergency rule filed on November 21, 2013. The CR-102 was filed on November 20, 2013, and a public hearing was held on January 7, 2014. The children's administration is in the process of finalizing the text for the changes that support or to incorporate feedback from the public hearing, the CR-103P is in process. The emergency filing supports ESSSB [E2SSB] 5405 Extended foster care 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, 388-25-0546, 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: 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 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 17, Repealed 6; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
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 0, Amended 17, Repealed 6.
Date Adopted: March 24, 2014.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Manager
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