January 9, 2018

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
January 09, 2018 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-79A WAC

The department, in coordination with the Health Care Authority, is updating and establishing rules in chapter 388-79A WAC. As part of this review, the department and agency will consider fees allowed for establishing and maintaining guardianships for individuals who must participate in the cost of their health care under chapter 182-513 WAC and chapter 182-515 WAC and will revise rules in chapter 388-79A WAC to clarify the process in place prior to the adoption of the permanent rule that will be in chapter 182-513 WAC.

Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-10-052
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-24-129
Hearing Date: January 9, 2018

WAC 388-06A-0110

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-06A-0110 “Who must have background checks?” to align with changes to RCW 74.15.030 and RCW 43.43.832, which allow the department to complete background checks on individuals younger than sixteen years old when it is warranted to ensure the safety of children in foster care. Additional edits are being made to clarify the language.

Chris Parvin
(360) 407-5501
Preproposal filed as WSR 17-21-103
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-24-081
Hearing Date: January 9, 2018

WAC 388-310-0300, 0400, 1450

Existing language in  WAC 388-310-0300, WAC 388-310-0400, and WAC  388-310-1450 states that the Infant Exemption is available for up to twelve months in a lifetime for families with a child under one year old.  The department is proposing to amend these sections in order to implement an extension of the lifetime limit to 24 months for families with a child under two years old.

Angela Aikins
(360) 725-4784
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-19-086
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-24-080
Hearing Date: January 9, 2018

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Rules Coordinator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA  98504-5850
Phone: (360) 664-6097
Fax: (360) 664-6185
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