WSR 18-16-082
[Filed July 30, 2018, 1:52 p.m.]
Following is the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) semi-annual rule-making agenda for July 1 through December 31, 2018. This agenda will be published in the Washington State Register as required in RCW 34.05.314 and distributed to interested parties. It is also available on the DCYF internet page.
This report represents DCYF rules under development at this time. There may be additional rule-making activity as DCYF responds to legislative actions, to comply with federal mandates, or to meet unforeseen circumstances.
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda
July 1 – December 31, 2018
WAC Sections
Subject Matter
CR-101 Filings
CR-102 or CR-105 Filings
CR-103E Filings
Chapter 110-03
Administrative hearings: Creating new rules regarding informal dispute resolution between DCYF and other person or entities. This chapter supplements chapter 43.216 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW and the model rule of procedure adopted by the office of administrative hearings, chapter 10-08 WAC.
WSR 18-14-076
Filed 6/29/18
Chapter 110-05
One hundred twenty day provisional hires: Creating rules that were previously in place at the department of social and health services (DSHS) to allow an employee in a group care facility to have unsupervised access to children in the care and custody of DCYF on a provisional basis pending results from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
WSR 18-14-035
Filed 6/27/18
Chapters 110-06, 110-15 and proposed 110-16 WAC
(170-06, 170-290)
Family, friends, and neighbors child care:  Creating rules to provide guidance on the preapproval requirements for child care providers and child care health and safety requirements necessary to comply with federal child care development fund requirements.
WSR 18-15-095
Filed 7/18/15 [18]
Chapter 110-15 (170-290)
Working connections child care:  Amending rules to ensure the program complies with state and federal requirements, remove barriers to participation, and promote program integrity.
WSR 17-11-107
Filed 5/22/17
Chapter 110-90
Extended foster care: Amending rules to align with recent changes in legislation regarding program eligibility requirements that went into effect on July 1, 2018.
WSR 18-13-017
Filed 6/7/18
Chapter 110-145
Licensing for group care facilities: Amending rules for group care facilities to align with recent changes in federal legislation regarding fingerprint requirements. Additional changes are being made based on recommendations from the fostering well-being program for the medically fragile facilities, and recommendations from state fire marshal for fire safety.
Chapter 110-300 (170-300)
Foundational quality standards for early learning programs: Creating new aligned standards negotiated by impacted providers, families, and licensing staff that were adopted June 30, 2018, with an August 1, 2019, effective date.
WSR 17-13-058
Filed 6/8/17
WSR 18-11-042
Filed 5/19/18
WSR 18-14-079
Filed 6/30/18
Chapter 110-300 (170-300)
Foundational quality standards for early learning programs: Adopting negotiated amendments to safe sleep and other requirements.
WSR 17-13-058
Filed 6/18/17
Chapter 110-400
Early support for infants and toddlers (ESIT) program: Amending rules to ensure the program complies with federal requirements and clearly articulate how the program is administered.
WSR 18-04-094
Filed 2/6/18
Chapter 110-425
Early childhood education and assistance program:  Amending rules to implement chapter 178, Laws of 2017 (SSSB [2SSB] 5107), which expands ECEAP eligibility.
WSR 18-15-089
Filed 7/18/18
Title 110 WAC
Outdoor, nature-based early learning and child care programs: Creating new rules to implement a pilot project directed in RCW 43.216.740
WSR 18-09-120
Filed 4/18/18
Title 110 WAC
All DCYF rules: Making necessary housekeeping changes after the decodification of DSHS children's administration and department of early learning rules recodified in Title 110 WAC.
Brenda Villarreal
Rules Coordinator