WSR 22-04-030
[Filed January 24, 2022, 9:05 a.m.]
Following is the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) semi-annual rule-making agenda for January 1 through June 30, 2022. 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 web 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, 2022
WAC Sections
Subject Matter
CR-101 Filings
CR-102 or CR-105 Filings
CR-103E Filings
Chapters 110-04 and 110-06 WAC
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
WSR 21-22-038
Filed 10/27/21
Chapter 110-15 WAC
Working connections and seasonal child care: Amending chapter 110-15 WAC to incorporate collective bargaining agreements entered into with represented child care providers. The amendments establish monthly rate authorizations and increased base rates for family home child cares, increased base rates and new field trip reimbursements for family, friend, and neighbor 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 22-01-206
Filed 12/21/21
WSR 21-14-039
Filed 6/30/21
WSR 21-21-081
Filed 10/18/21
WAC 110-15-0005, 110-15-0075, and 110-15-0190
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.
WSR 21-15-028
Filed 7/12/21
WSR 22-01-206
Filed 12/21/21
WAC 110-15-0045
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
WSR 22-01-206
Filed 12/21/21
Chapters 110-145, 110-147, and
110-148 WAC
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
WSR 22-01-208
Filed 12/21/21
WAC 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: The proposed rules amend education, experience, and other prerequisites for executive directors, program managers, case managers, direct care staff, case management consultants, and volunteers who work is [in] group care facilities and crisis residential centers.
WSR 21-01-032
Filed 12/7/20
WSR 22-01-207
Filed 12/21/21
Chapter 110-147 WAC
Licensing requirements for child placing agency and adoption services: Amending rules to require e-filing for licensing applications and related documents using a department-provided filing application.
WSR 22-01-208
Filed 12/21/21
WAC 110-300-0355 and 110-300-0358
LicensingEarly learning child care: Amending WAC 110-300-0355 and developing WAC 110-300-0358, effective February 7, 2022, to allow DCYF to waive family home child cares' 12 children enrollment cap as authorized by section 313, chapter 199, Laws of 2021, and establish the criteria DCYF will use for considering waiver applications.
WSR 21-20-111
Filed 10/4/21
Chapter 110-15 WAC
Working connections and seasonal child care: Amending rules to implement sections 305 and 404, chapter 199, Laws of 2021, to provide dual-language and infant incentives for providers beginning July 1, 2022.
WSR 21-15-028
Filed 7/12/21
Title 110 WAC
LicensingEarly learning child care: Amending rules to implement chapter 304, Laws of 2021, which authorizes the department to issue child-specific foster care, 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 5/20/21
Chapter 110-300 WAC
LicensingEarly learning child care: DCYF is considering amendments intended to better clarify emergency exit requirements, update immunization requirements necessary to align chapter 110-300 WAC with the department of health's rules, and make other technical corrections.
WSR 21-15-060
Filed 2/16/21
Chapters 110-300 and 110-300E WAC
LicensingEarly learning child care: Amending rules in response to a petition for rule making, DCYF anticipates adopting rules that address diapering station privacy in early learning child care programs.
WSR 21-24-004
Filed 11/18/21
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: Developing 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 7/15/20
WAC 110-30-0230 and 110-30-0280
Child protective services: Amending rules to better align WAC 110-30-0230 and 110-30-0280 with RCW 26.44.125.
Chapter 110-01 WAC
Public disclosure: Anticipated amendments will better align rules with current public disclosure procedures.
Chapter 110-50 WAC
Child welfare: Amending the types of cases referred to division of child support and update good cause reasons.
Title 110 WAC (new chapter)
LicensingEarly learning child care: Developing rules that will set standards for a pilot project authorized by section 229, chapter 334, Laws of 2021, to explore the feasibility of licensing multi-site child care programs that operate under one owner or entity.
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 of 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