PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES
[Filed October 18, 2018, 2:12 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Administrative hearings (adjudicative proceedings).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) must adopt rules that explain its informal dispute resolution and administrative hearing procedures. The rules are expected to encourage informal dispute resolution where appropriate and promote fair, consistent, and timely administrative hearings.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The office of administrative hearings' model rules of procedure will be considered in the development of these rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: To the extent practicable, DCYF intends to seek stakeholder and public input during the rule development and drafting process. At a later date, DCYF will file proposed rules, hold a public hearing, and accept written comments before adopting permanent rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting DCYF Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40975, Olympia, WA 98504-0975, phone 360-902-7956, fax 360-902-7903, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.dcyf.wa.gov, https://del.wa.gov/PolicyProposalComment/Detail.aspx.
October 18, 2018