WSR 18-09-069
(Children's Administration)
[Filed April 16, 2018, 3:02 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-04-072.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend and repeal existing WAC sections and create new WAC sections in chapter 388-27 WAC, Child welfare services—Adoption services and adoption support.
Hearing Location(s): On June 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Office Building 2, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504. Public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than June 6, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, email, fax 360-664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., June 5, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, phone 360-664-6092, fax 360-664-6185, TTY 711 relay service, email, by May 22, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is amending chapter 388-27 WAC to reflect recent changes in state legislation regarding the adoption support subsidy. Other changes are being made to clarify language and update the statutory authority.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed changes are necessary to align with statute.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.13A.020, 74.13A.025, 74.13A.030, 74.13.031, 74.13A.040, 74.13A.045, 74.13A.047, 74.13A.060, 74.13A.075, 74.13.080, 74.13A.085, 74.13A.100, 74.13A.120, 74.13A.125, 74.15.020, 42 U.S.C. § 671-675, 45 C.F.R. Sec. 1356.40.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Melanie Meyer, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504, 360-902-7567.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The proposed rules are exempt under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(v), rules the content of which is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules only correct typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect; and rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
April 12, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 18-10 issue of the Register.