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PDFWAC 110-15-0225

Special needs ratesLicensed or certified child care facilities and seasonal day camps.

(1) In addition to the base rate for licensed or certified child care facilities and seasonal day camps listed in WAC 170-290-0200, DSHS may authorize the following additional special needs daily rates which are reasonable and verifiable as provided in WAC 170-290-0220:
(a) Level 1. The daily rate listed in the table below:
 
 
Infants
(One month -
11 mos.)
Toddlers
(12 - 29 mos.)
Preschool
(30 mos. - 6 yrs not attending kindergarten or school)
School-age
(5 - 12 yrs attending kindergarten or school)
Region 1
Full-Day
Half-Day
$7.30
$3.65
$6.14
$3.07
$5.80
$2.90
$5.45
$2.73
Region 2
Full-Day
Half-Day
$7.36
$3.68
$6.15
$3.08
$5.70
$2.85
$5.05
$2.52
Region 3
Full-Day
Half-Day
$9.75
$4.88
$8.13
$4.06
$7.02
$3.51
$6.82
$3.41
Region 4
Full-Day
Half-Day
$11.35
$5.67
$9.48
$4.74
$7.95
$3.98
$7.16
$3.58
Region 5
Full-Day
Half-Day
$8.32
$4.16
$7.16
$3.58
$6.30
$3.15
$5.59
$2.80
Region 6
Full-Day
Half-Day
$8.18
$4.09
$7.02
$3.51
$6.14
$3.07
$6.00
$3.00
(i) Centers in Clark County are paid Region 3 rates;
(ii) Centers in Benton, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties are paid Region 6 rates;
(b) Level 2. A rate greater than Level 1, not to exceed $15.89 per hour.
(2) If a provider is requesting one-on-one supervision or direct care for the child with special needs the person providing the one-on-one care must:
(a) Be at least eighteen years of age;
(b) Meet the requirements for being an assistant under chapter 170-295 WAC; and
(c) Maintain daily records of one-on-one care provided, to include the name of the employee providing the care.
(3) If the provider has an exception to care for a child who is age thirteen years or older and has special needs according to WAC 170-290-0220, DSHS authorizes the special needs payment rate as described in subsection (1) of this section using the five through twelve year age range for comparison.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-15-0225, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-09-059, § 170-290-0225, filed 4/15/16, effective 5/16/16; WSR 14-12-050, § 170-290-0225, filed 5/30/14, effective 6/30/14; WSR 14-03-060, § 170-290-0225, filed 1/13/14, effective 2/13/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-21-008, § 170-290-0225, filed 10/5/12, effective 11/5/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.060 and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-11-025, § 170-290-0225, filed 5/8/12, effective 6/8/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-0225, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0225, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0225, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085. WSR 02-12-069, § 388-290-0225, filed 5/31/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0225, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.]
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