WSR 18-03-173
(Children's Administration)
[Filed January 23, 2018, 3:08 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-27-0090 What information must the department or child placing agency provide to prospective adoptive parents about the child that is being considered for adoption?; and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.13.031.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules on this subject are needed for compliance with RCW 26.33.350 and 26.33.380. Rules identify the documents necessary to meet the RCW requirements.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The children's administration will continue working with the office of attorney general.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Debbie Marker, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-7968, email
January 23, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator