WSR 17-07-034
(Children's Administration)
[Filed March 8, 2017, 10:28 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-60 WAC, Domestic violence perpetrator treatment program standards and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.50.150.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-60 WAC in order to update rules to raise the standards for domestic violence perpetrator treatment, thereby increasing the effectiveness of this treatment throughout Washington state.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department will consult with the domestic violence perpetrator treatment advisory committee, as well as other stakeholders and individuals who have experience and knowledge of the treatment of domestic violence and the elements that contribute to its effectiveness.
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 Amie Roberts, Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment Program Manager, DSHS/Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-7962, fax (360) 902-7903, email
March 8, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator