WSR 15-05-007
[Filed February 5, 2015, 1:30 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapters 170-295 and 170-296A WAC, updating health and safety standards relating to safe sleep practices for infants napping or sleeping in licensed child care settings.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making is needed to update licensing rules pertaining to safe sleep practices in order to reduce sleep related incidents in licensed child care settings.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and the department of early learning (DEL) intends to engage in negotiated rule making as to chapter 170-296A WAC. Otherwise, to the extent practicable, DEL intends to seek public input during the rule drafting and development process. At a later date, DEL will file proposed rules (more than one proposed rule-making notice may be filed), hold a public hearing or hearings, and accept written comments before adopting permanent rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Individuals and organizations wishing to receive draft and proposed materials may join a DEL rules mailing list by contacting the DEL rules coordinator at, by fax (360) 725-4523, or by writing to the Rules Coordinator, DEL, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970.
February 5, 2015
Matt Judge
Rules Coordinator