WSR 23-16-095
[Filed July 31, 2023, 1:05 p.m.]
Following is the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) semi-annual rule-making agenda for July 1 through December 31, 2023. 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
July 1 – December 31, 2023
WAC Sections
Subject Matter
CR-101 Filings
CR-102 or CR-105 Filings
CR-103E Filings
Title 110
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 7/15/20
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rules to extend the homeless grace period and to open child care up to more providers.
WSR 21-15-012
Filed 7/8/23
WSR 23-14-099
Filed 6/30/23
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rules to increase child care centers and licensed family home provider rates to the 85th percentile of the current market and increasing family, friends, and neighbor rates to $3.85 on July 1, 2023, and delayed implementation for another increase to $4 on July 1, 2024.
WSR 21-15-012
Filed 7/8/23
WSR 23-14-100
Filed 6/30/23
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rule to increase the nonstandard hours bonus per the governor's 2023 budget.
WSR 23-14-103
Filed 6/30/23
WSR 23-14-098
Filed 6/30/23
Chapter 110-50
Foster Care Rate Assessment: Amending rules for foster care maintenance levels, rates, and the standardized process that will be used to determine the level and rate paid to licensed foster parents.
WSR 23-12-022
Filed 5/26/23
Foster Care Licensing: Amending rules to give DCYF the authority to issue child-specific licenses to an Indian child's family or extended family member with children in the custody of an Indian tribe or the tribe's child placing agency, per SB 5683.
Chapters 110-300 and 110-16
Licensing – Early Learning Child Care and Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care Programs: Rule making will expand the viability of dual licenses to provide foster care and child care in a family home.
WSR 22-09-054
Filed 4/8/22
Chapter 110-425
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP): Rules are needed to implement chapter 199, Laws of 2021 §§ 204 (eligibility for three- to five- year old children who are not age eligible for kindergarten), 205 (early ECEAP entry), 206 (enrollment), and 403 (eligibility for birth to three ECEAP).
WSR 22-10-040
Filed 4/27/22
Chapter 110-745
Juvenile Rehabilitation: Amending rules governing the transfer of individuals to the department of corrections.
WSR 23-11-033
Filed 5/10/23
WSR 23-15-104
Filed 7/18/23
WSR 23-14-102
Filed 6/30/23
Brenda Villarreal
Rules Coordinator