Children's Administration

Type: 
Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101)

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Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-165 WAC

The department is planning to amend chapter 388-165 WAC “Children’s Administration Child Care Subsidy Programs” and other related rules as may be required.

Shelley Arneson
(360) 902-8109
WSR 18-04-084

Chapter 388-27 WAC

The department is planning to amend chapter 388-27 WAC “Child Welfare Services—Adoption Services and Adoption Support” and other related rules as may be required.

Melanie Meyer
(360) 902-7567
WSR 18-04-072

WAC 388-27-0090

The department is planning to amend WAC 388-27-0090 “What information must the department or child placing agency provide to prospective adoptive parents about the child that is being considered for adoption?” and other related rules as may be required.

Debbie Marker
(360) 902-7968
WSR 18-03-173

Chapter 388-145, 147, 148 WAC

The department is planning to amend licensing regulations contained in chapter 388-145 WAC “Licensing Requirements for Group Care Facilities and Services”, chapter 388-147 WAC “Licensing Requirements for Child Placing Agency and Adoption Services”, and chapter 388-148 WAC “Licensing Requirements for Child Foster Homes.”

Kristina Wright
(360) 902-8349
WSR 18-03-055

WAC 388-25-0100

The department is planning to amend WAC 388-25-0100 “What are the department’s responsibilities regarding financial assistance to support children in the department’s foster homes and child placing agency foster homes?” and other related rules as may be required.

Michael Campbell
(509) 654-4940
WSR 17-23-091

Chapter 388-145, 148 WAC

The department is planning to amend licensing regulations in WAC 388-148-1320 and create WAC 388-148-1321 due to new legislative requirements from the 2017 session. The planned changes to WAC 388-148-1320 will require fingerprint-based background checks for all persons residing in a home that will provide foster care for dependent youth who are sixteen years old and older. The new legislation also requires the Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) to issue provisional expedited licenses for individuals that were previously licensed within the last five years when they meet the specific criteria outlined in the law. In order to meet this requirement, the department plans to create a new WAC, 388-148-1321 that describes the criteria and process to obtain a provisional expedited license. The department is planning to amend WAC 388-145-1325 to align the DLR WAC with legislation that went into effect on January 1, 2016. The legislation requires all group care agency employees to complete a fingerprint-based background check, if the agency takes placement of Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) children. As any DLR licensed agency could potentially take placement of a DDA child, the decision was made to fingerprint all group care agency employees. This planned change will align the DLR WAC with the legislation and DLR’s practice since January 1, 2016. The department is planning to amend WAC 388-145-1805 based on recommendations from the Children’s Administration Regional Medical Consultants. The revised WAC will clarify that neither formula nor breast milk can be warmed in a microwave oven. These changes are planned to ensure child safety. The department may also create, amend, or repeal other related rules as may be required as part of this rule making.

Kristina Wright
(360) 902-8349
WSR 17-21-107

WAC 388-06A-0110

The department is planning to amend WAC 388-06A-0110 “Who must have background checks?” and other related rules as may be required.

Chris Parvin
(360) 407-5501
WSR 17-21-103

WAC 388-32-0030

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-32-0030 “What FRS services does the department provide?” and other related rules as may be required.

Sherrie Flores
(360) 902-8332
WSR 17-19-093

WAC 388-25-0506, 0528, 0534

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-25-0506, WAC 388-25-0528, WAC 388-25-0534, and other related rules as may be required related to Extended Foster Care (EFC).

Sherrie Flores
(360) 902-8332
WSR 17-16-168

WAC 388-15-069

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-15-069 “How does CPS notify the alleged perpetrator of the finding?” and other related rules as may be required.

Stephanie Frazier
(360) 902-7922
WSR 17-15-053

Chapter 388-145, 148 WAC

The department is proposing to amend licensing regulations in WAC 388-145-1555(5), WAC 388-145-1600(4), WAC 388-145- 1665(4), WAC 388-145-1675(1, 2),  WAC 388-148-1465(3,6), and other related rules as may be required as recommended by the Washington State Patrol fire protection bureau. The department is also proposing to amend licensing regulations in WAC 388-148-1470(14,15) and 388-148-1515(9) as recommended by the Children's Administration Regional Medical Consultants.

Kristina Wright
(360) 902-8349
WSR 17-14-018

WAC 388-15-009

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-15-009 “What is child abuse or neglect?” and other related rules as may be required.

Stephanie Frazier
(360) 902-7922
WSR 17-10-006

Chapter 388-60 WAC

The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-60 WAC “Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment Program Standards” and other related rules as may be required.

Amie Roberts
(36) 902-7962
WSR 17-07-034

Chapter 388-61A WAC

The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-61A “Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence” and other related rules as may be required.

Susan Hannibal
(206) 923-4910
WSR 16-24-073