WSR 21-04-035
[Filed January 26, 2021, 1:51 p.m.]
Following is the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) semi-annual rule-making agenda for January 1 through June 30, 2021. 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 rule-making internet page.
This agenda represents DCYF rule making that is anticipated or under development at this time. There may be additional rule-making activities needed to implement legislative actions, comply with federal mandates, or meet unforeseen circumstances.
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda
January 1 - June 30, 2021
WAC Sections
Subject Matter
CR-101 Filings
CR-102 or CR-105 Filings
CR-103E Filings
Chapter 110-03
Administrative Hearings: Amending rules to allow de novo review when a petition for review does not identify specific grounds the petitioner is disputing.
New chapter
Background Checks: Establishing new rules to implement chapter 270, Laws of 2020, Certificates of parental involvement.
WSR 19-20-096
Filed 10/1/2019
Chapters 110-04 and 110-06
Background Checks: Amending rules to revise criminal convictions that may disqualify an individual from being licensed, contracted, certified, or authorized to have unsupervised access to children or trigger further review to determine the applicant's character, suitability, and competence to have unsupervised access to children. Rule making will also implement chapter 9.97 RCW to explain when certificates of restoration of opportunity (CROP) will be included in criminal history record reports, qualifying letters, or other assessments during a background check, and under what circumstances a CROP will not apply.
WSR 19-20-096
Filed 10/1/2019
Chapter 110-15
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rules to implement chapter 330, Laws of 2020, which grants eligibility to certain teen parents enrolled in high school or an equivalency program.
110-15-0040, and
Working Connections Child Care: Amending rules to implement chapter 406, Laws of 2019, which relieves single parent participants from the work requirement if they are enrolled in specific education programs, meet their college's definition of a full-time student, maintain passing grades, and are in good standing pursuant to their college's attendance requirements.
WSR 21-01-184
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rules to align with DCYF's administrative hearing rules chapter 110-03 WAC.
WSR 20-24-030
110-15-4500 through 110-15-4580
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rules to better explain when and for whom DCYF provides child care, the child care rates that may be paid, and the tax responsibility for those payments.
Anticipate filing
Chapters 110-16 and 110-06
LicensingLicenseExempt Child Care: Amending rules to ensure license-exempt family, friends, and neighbors child care providers fully comply with child care and development fund (CCDF) background checks, as well as, health and safety requirements.
WSR 20-14-004
Filed 6/17/2020
Chapters 110-145, 110-147, and
Licensing: Amending rules to better address the needs of and promote culturally relevant service delivery to LGBTQ+ identifying children and youth served by the department.
WSR 20-10-082
Filed 5/4/2020
110-145-1425, 110-145-1430,
110-145-1440, 110-145-1445, 110-145-1450, 110-145-1460, 110-145-1475, 110-145-1490, and 110-145-1725
LicensingGroup Care: At the request of stakeholders, DCYF is reviewing education and professional development required for certain staff positions within licensed programs.
WSR 21-01-032
Filed 12/7/2020
Chapter 110-300
LicensingEarly Learning/Child Care: DCYF is considering amending rules to better clarify emergency exit requirements and update immunization requirements necessary to align chapter 110-300 WAC with the department of health's rules.
Anticipate filing
Chapter 110-300
LicensingEarly Learning/Child Care: DCYF intends to amend rules to make technical corrections to chapter 110-300 WAC, the need for which has emerged since the chapter was adopted in 2018.
Chapter 110-305
LicensingSchool-Age Early Learning/Child Care: Amending rules to align school-age child care licensing rules with chapter 110-300 WAC.
WSR 19-24-033
Filed 11/25/2019
New chapter
Relative Guardianship Assistance: Establishing new rules for eligibility, application, and program standards consistent with 42 U.S.C. 673 to ensure relative guardianship subsidy payments comply with guidelines for expenditure of federal grant monies. Rules will clarify the application process, program standards, and the process for adjudicating denied applications.
WSR 20-15-092
Filed 7/15/2020
Title 110 WAC
COVID-19: DCYF anticipates emergency rule making in response to COVID-19 developments and to implement related governor's proclamations.
Brenda Villarreal
Rules Coordinator