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Authorized SCC payments.

The SCC program may authorize payments to licensed or certified child care providers for:
(1) Basic child care either full-day or half-day, at rates listed in the chart in WAC 170-290-0200 and 170-290-0205:
(a) A full day of child care when a consumer's children need care for five to ten hours per day;
(b) A half day of child care when a consumer's children need care for less than five hours per day;
(c) Full-time care when the consumer participates in one hundred ten hours or more of approved activities per calendar month based on the consumer's approved activity schedule. Full-time care means twenty-three full day units if the child needs five or more hours of care per day or thirty half-day units if the child needs fewer than five hours of care per day;
(d) Beginning September 1, 2016, for school-aged children, DSHS will authorize and pay for child care as follows:
(i) DSHS will automatically increase half-day authorizations to full-day authorizations beginning the month of June when the child needs full-day care; and
(ii) DSHS will automatically decrease full-day authorizations to half-day authorizations beginning the month of September unless the child continues to need full-day care during the school year, until the following June. DSHS will send the consumer notification of the decrease as stated in WAC 170-290-0025. If the consumer's schedule has changed and the child continues to need full-day care during the school year, the consumer must request the increase and verify the need for full-day care.
(2) A registration fee, according to WAC 170-290-0245;
(3) Subsidy rates for five-year old children according to WAC 170-290-0185;
(4) The field trip/quality enhancement fees in WAC 170-290-0247;
(5) The nonstandard hours bonus in WAC 170-290-0249; and
(6) Special needs care when the child has a documented special need and a documented need for a higher level of care, according to WAC 170-290-0220, 170-290-0225, and 170-290-0230.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-19-107, § 170-290-3770, filed 9/21/16, effective 10/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-09-059, § 170-290-3770, filed 4/15/16, effective 5/16/16; WSR 11-12-078, § 170-290-3770, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-3770, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09.]
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