WSR 21-16-036
[Filed July 26, 2021, 3:13 p.m.]
Following is the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) semi-annual rule-making agenda for July 1 through December 31, 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 110-01
Public Disclosure: Anticipated amendments will better align rules with current public disclosure procedures.
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 when CROP will not be considered during a background check.
WSR 19-20-096
Filed 10/1/19
Chapter 110-15
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Updating 110-15 WAC to include the collective bargaining agreements entered into with represented child care providers: Specifically, establishing monthly rate authorizations and increasing base rates for family home child cares, increasing base rates and implementing field trip reimbursements for family, friend, and neighbor license-exempt providers, and adjusting the time period in which family home child cares must produce requested records and correct payments.
WSR 21-15-028
Filed 7/12/21
WSR 21-14-039
Filed 6/30/21
110-15-0005, 110-15-0075, and 110-15-0190
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amendments are planned to implement chapter 330, Laws of 2020, which grants eligibility to certain teen parents enrolled in high school or an equivalency program.
Working Connections Child Care: Amending WAC 110-15-0045 to implement chapter 199, Laws of 2021, which relieves certain student participants from the work component.
WSR 15-21-028
Filed 7/12/21
110-15-4500 through 110-15-4580
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rules to better explain when and for whom the department provides child care, the child care rates that may be paid, and the tax responsibility for those payments.
WSR 21-11-115
Filed 5/19/21
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending WAC to align with DCYF's administrative hearing rules chapter 110-03 WAC.
WSR 21-15-075
Filed 7/16/21
Chapters 110-16 and 110-06
LicensingLicenseExempt Child Care: Amendments to ensure license-exempt family, friends, and neighbors child care providers fully comply with child care and development fund background checks, as well as, health and safety requirements.
WSR 20-14-004
Filed 6/17/20
WSR 21-12-007
Filed 5/19/21
WSR 21-15-022
Filed 7/12/21
Chapters 110-145, 110-147, and
Licensing: Amending Title 110 WAC 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 5/4/20
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 12/7/20
Chapter 110-147
Licensing Requirements for Child Placing Agency and Adoption Services: Planned amendments will require use of an electronic management system currently in development.
Title 110 WAC
LicensingEarly Learning/Child Care: New rules are anticipated to implement chapter 304, Laws of 2021, which authorizes the department to issue child-specific foster care licenses and license outdoor nature-based child cares, places a time-specific moratorium on the department's collection of child care licensing fees, requires background check applications to be uploaded to the department's online workforce registry (MERIT), and modifies the department's internal child care review process.
WSR 21-12-013
Filed 5/120/21 [5/20/21]
Chapter 110-300
LicensingEarly Learning/Child Care: DCYF is considering amendments intended to better clarify emergency exit requirements and update immunization requirements necessary to align chapter 110-300 WAC with the department of health's rules.
WSR 21-15-060
Filed 2/16/21
Title 110 WAC
Juvenile Rehabilitation: DCYF expects to develop rules to implement E2SHB 1186 (2021), which created a community transition services program for youth and young adults in juvenile rehabilitation residential facilities.
WSR 21-13-019
Filed 6/21/21
Title 110 WAC
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: The department anticipates emergency rule making in response to COVID-19 developments and to implement related governor's proclamations.
Title 110 WAC
Technical corrections are necessary following the establishment DCYF following the mergers of department of social and health services children's and juvenile rehabilitation administrations and the department of early learning.
Brenda Villarreal
Rules Coordinator