WSR 14-14-119
(Children's Administration)
[Filed July 2, 2014, 7:50 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-15-089 What happens if the alleged perpetrator does not request CPS to review the founded CPS finding within thirty days? and 388-15-069 How does CPS notify the alleged perpetrator of the finding?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.13.131, 74.04.050, and chapter 26.44 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In WAC 388-15-089, children's administration (CA) needs to replace "twenty days" with "thirty days" to accurately reflect the new thirty day appeal deadline for CAPTA internal review requests. This change will better align with the federal requirements. WAC 388-15-085 and 388-15-093 were already changed to reflect the correct timeframe.
In WAC 388-15-069, CA needs to remove the language stated in subsection (2) "In cases where certified mailing may not be either possible or advisable, the CPS social worker may personally deliver or have service the CPS finding notice to the alleged perpetrator.["] This is being deleted as it is not required per RCW 26.44.100.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: CA will continue to coordinate with office of attorney general.
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 Keli Drake, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-7871, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail
June 25, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator