WSR 17-15-053
(Children's Administration)
[Filed July 13, 2017, 8:25 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-15-069 How does CPS notify the alleged perpetrator of the finding?, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.44.100, 74.13.031, and chapter 26.44 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-15-069 and other related rules as may be required to align with recent changes in RCW 26.44.100 requiring the department to send unfounded finding letters to subjects via mail or email instead of certified mail, return receipt requested. Other changes that are identified during this rule making may be incorporated to clarify language.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The children's administration will continue to coordinate with [the] office of [the] 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 Stephanie Frazier, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-7922, fax (360) 902-7903, email
July 12, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator