Rule Filings

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda

January 1 – June 30, 2024

This report is a list of rules that will be under development by DCYF from January 1 through June 30, 2024. DCYF files a rule-making agenda with the Code Reviser twice each year to comply with RCW 34.05.314. There may be additional DCYF rule-making activities not included in this agenda as the department responds to implement new state laws, to meet federal requirements, or to meet unforeseen circumstances.

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Recently Filed DCYF Rules

To review all proposed, emergency rules, permanent rules proposed or adopted rules filed by Department of Early Learning or Children’s Administration go to the Office of Code Reviser website.  

Rule Title/SubjectContact PersonWA State Register Citation

Working Connections Child Care - Eligibility

Christin JamesWSR # 24-14-053

Working Connections Child Care – Infant Enhancement Rate, Nonstandard Hours Bonus

Christin James

WSR # 24-14-034

WSR # 24-14-035

Housekeeping and grammar updates

Brenda VillarrealWSR # 24-13-049

Foster Parent Liability Fund and Property Damage Reimbursement 

Stefanie NiemelaWSR # 24-13-013

Extended Foster Care

Chris McLaughlin

WSR # 24-13-011

WSR # 24-13-010 

Licensing Requirements for Group Care Facilities

Jason ChurchwellWSR # 24-11-084

Licensing Standards for Kinship Caregivers

Kyler McGeeWSR # 24-08-062

Licensing Requirements for Professional Therapeutic Foster Parents

Joelle LeisureWSR # 24-08-074

Capacity Waivers

Ann RadcliffWSR # 24-08-009

Prohibited behavior, discipline, and physical removal of children

Ann RadcliffWSR # 24-08-010

License-Exempt Care - Family, Friends, and Neighbors (FFN) In-home/Relative Child Care Providers and other related rules

Judy JaramilloWSR # 24-07-041

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) – Definition of Indian Child

Nicole Parker

WSR # 24-04-096

WSR # 24-08-066

WSR # 24-12-042

Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) and Extended Guardianship Assistance Program (EGAP)

Geene Delaplane

WSR # 20-15-092

WSR # 24-06-049

WSR # 24-11-074

Working Connections Child Care Eligibility

Toni Sebastian

WSR # 23-19-077

WSR # 24-14-137

WSR # 24-02-060

Board of Appeals Address Change

Laura Farris

WSR # 23-23-163

WSR # 24-03-025

Child-Specific Licenses to an Indian Child’s Family or Extended Family Member

Ann Radcliffe

WSR # 23-18-013

WSR # 24-09-073

WSR # 24-12-067

Training Requirements for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Learning Programs

Ann RadcliffeWSR # 23-17-105

Referrals of Alleged Child Abuse or Neglect

Melissa Sayer

WSR # 23-17-103

WSR # 23-21-100

WSR # 23-24-043

Working Connections Child Care – Nonstandard Hours Bonus

Toni Sebastian

WSR # 23-14-103

WSR # 23-22-082

WSR #23-18-040

WSR #23-23-083

Foster Care Rate Assessment

Michael Campbell

WSR # 23-12-022

WSR # 23-19-078

WSR # 23-24-040

Juvenile Rehabilitation – Transferring Individuals to Department of Corrections

Andrea Ruiz 

WSR # 23-11-033

WSR # 23-14-102

WSR # 23-15-104

WSR # 23-17-160

Exceptions for missed deadlines when requesting hearings for public assistance cases

Laura Farris

WSR # 23-09-073

WSR # 23-12-037

Trauma-Informed Care Supports

Jess Mayrer

WSR # 23-08-061

WSR # 23-12-039

Medication Storage in Group Care Facilities

Ann Radcliffe

WSR # 23-04-083

WSR # 23-09-075

WSR #23-11-034

WSR #23-15-105

Definition of Indian Child

Robert Smith

WSR # 23-04-024

WSR # 23-08-084

WSR # 23-12-023

Working Connections Child Care – Dual Language Rate Enhancements

Athena Jimenez-Manalo

WSR # 22-22-099

WSR # 23-02-068

Administrative Hearings – BOA Address Change

Laura Farris

WSR # 22-13-159

WSR # 22-17-066

License Exempt Child Care - Waivers

Judy Jaramillo

WSR # 22-12-064

WSR # 22-20-110

WSR # 22-23-094

Working Connections Child Care – Center Base Rate Increase

Toni Sebastian

WSR # 22-13-001

WSR # 22-16-081

WSR # 22-14-096

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Nicole LorWSR # 22-10-040

Licensing – Child-Specific Foster Care License

Tyler Farmer

WSR # 21-12-013

WSR # 22-09-087

WSR # 22-16-028

Licensing – Multi-Licensed Foster Care Family Home and Family Home Child Care License

Michelle Giard

WSR # 22-09-054

WSR # 24-14-136

Collection of Costs of Support, Treatment, and Confinement of Juveniles

Mark Rosen

WSR # 22-09-053

WSR # 22-17-036

WSR # 22-13-071

WSR #22-21-036

WSR #22-22-004

Child Protective Services – Founded Findings Review & Hearings

Tarassa Froberg

WSR # 22-07-030

WSR # 22-17-011

Multi-Site Child Care Pilot

Tyler Farmer

WSR # 22-04-018

WSR # 22-13-183

WSR # 22-18-022

Referrals to the Division of Child Support

Tara Camp

WSR # 22-04-056

WSR # 22-18-062

WSR # 22-23-093

WSR # 22-18-061

WSR # 23-02-043

WSR # 23-04-082

WSR # 23-06-045

Early Learning Child Care – Diapering Stations

Tyler Farmer

WSR # 21-24-004

WSR # 22-12-069

WSR # 22-16-027

Juvenile Rehabilitation – Community Transition Services

Mark RosenWSR # 21-13-109

Licensing – Outdoor Nature Based Programs

Debbie Groff

WSR # 21-12-013

WSR # 21-18-109

WSR # 21-24-011

WSR # 22-13-022

WSR #22-18-059

WSR #22-23-072

WSR #23-07-006

WSR #23-10-059

Working Connections Child Care – Implementing 2021 Legislation

Toni Sebastian

WSR # 21-15-012

WSR # 21-14-039

WSR # 22-01-206

WSR # 22-05-007

WSR # 22-09-019

WSR # 22-12-072

WSR # 23-09-074

WSR # 23-12-038

WSR #23-22-083

WSR # 23-18-041

WSR – 23-23-084

WSR #23-22-084

WSR #23-18-042

WSR – 23-23-082

Licensing – Group Care – Staff Qualifications

Tyler Farmer

WSR # 21-01-032

WSR # 22-01-207

WSR # 22-12-070

WSR 22-17-004

Early Learning Child Care:  emergency exits, etc.

Judy Bunkelman

WSR # 21-05-060

WSR # 22-24-069

WSR# 23-07-066