July 10, 2024

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
July 10, 2024 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WACs 388-14A-1025, 388-14A-2105, 388-14A-4111, 388-14A-8110 & 388-14A-8120

The department is amending five sections in chapter 388-14A WAC to reflect that the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) administers the state’s foster care program, not DSHS, and that the division of child support (DCS) provides child support services for children in residential care when DCYF refers the case to DCS. WAC 388-14A-1025 – What are the responsibilities of the division of child support?,  388-14A-2105 – Basic confidentiality rules for the division of child support., 388-14A-4111 – When may DCS decline a request to enforce a medical support obligation?, 388-14A-8110 – What happens to the money if current support is higher than the cost of care?, and 388-14A-8120 – Are there special rules for collection in foster care cases?

Monica Turnbaugh (360) 664-5339

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 24-08-044
Proposed rules filed as WSR 24-12-088  
Hearing Date:  July 10, 2024

Chapter 388-106 WAC

The department is proposing new rules to implement the establishment of a state-funded Guardianship and Conservatorship Assistance Program by adding new sections in chapter 388-106 WAC. Services have been provided since 2022 under a pilot project status. The purpose of the proposed rules is to convert from pilot to program. The new sections include: WAC 388-106-2100 – What is the home and community services guardianship and conservatorship assistance program?, 388-106-2105 – Definitions., 388-106-2110 - Eligibility criteria., 388-106-2115 – Referral process., 388-106-2120 - Acceptance into the program., 388-106-2125 – Reconsideration of acceptance determination., 388-106-2130 – Notice of department decisions., 388-106-2135 – Appeal of acceptance determination or discontinuation of program participation., 388-106-2140 – Overpayment., 388-106-2145- Program hold and reinstatement or forfeiture of program participation., 388-106-2150 - Estate recovery., 388-106-2155 - Exception to rule (ETR)., 388-106-2160 - Personal needs allowance increase or participation reduction, and 388-106-2165- Split appointment.

Jovi Sanchez (360) 725-2254

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 24-04-015 
Proposed rule filed as WSR 24-12-057        
Hearing Date: July 10, 2024

WAC 388-14A-4900

The department is amending 388-14A-4900 – Insurers must report claim information to the division of child support and withhold payments if directed. This rulemaking action is to implement SB 5842 (Chapter 126, Laws of 2024), which amends RCW 26.23.037 effective June 6, 2024. As a result of the legislation, the division of child support (DCS) is to minimize the use of social security numbers reported directly to DCS by insurance companies complying with the mandatory reporting requirements of RCW 26.23.037.

Monica Turnbaugh (360) 664-5339

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 24-07-104
Proposed rules filed as WSR 24-12-018  
Hearing Date:  July 10, 2024

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