WSR 16-15-043
[Filed July 14, 2016, 10:39 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Making revisions to the department of early learning's (DEL) background check rules chapter, in particular, to DEL's director's list and associated processes. Revising Title 170 WAC and chapter 170-06 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DEL anticipates making significant revisions to chapter 170-06 WAC to improve its director's list of disqualifying crimes and other associated processes. Revisions may include changes, including additions or deletions, to the director's list, the creation of different types of disqualification time periods and changes to the reconsideration and disqualification rules and their processes. The revisions promote the continued health and safety of children in early learning settings and will ensure compliance with RCW 9.96A.020.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: As appropriate, DEL will coordinate development of these rules with the state department of social and health services, the state department of health, Washington state patrol, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, state department of education, state fire marshal's office, and the United States Administration for Children and Families.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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, fax (360) 725-4925, or by writing to the DEL Rules Coordinator, Department of Early Learning, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970.
July 14, 2016
Saul Olivarez
Rules Coordinator