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PDFWAC 110-80-0270

What process applies to a request for modification of a support agreement?

(1) The adoptive parent may request an opportunity to negotiate a modification of the adoption support agreement's monthly cash payment provision if there is a change in the needs of the child or in the circumstances of the family. The request must be in writing.
(2) The adoption support program must initiate a review of the adoption support agreement no later than thirty days after receiving the adoptive parent's request for modification of the agreement.
(3) The adoptive parent must provide supporting documentation when requested by the department.
(4) The department may request a copy of the adoptive parents' most recently filed federal tax return. If not required to file a federal tax return the adoptive parent(s) must submit a financial statement when requested by the department.
(5) The adoptive parent may request that the child's medical provider complete an early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) examination and submit a report of the results to the adoption support program.
(6) The adoptive parent and the department will negotiate in an attempt to reach agreement on the request for modification.
(7) If the parties modify the terms of the agreement, the adoptive parent and the department must sign a new agreement.
(8) If the agreement is modified, the changes in the terms of the agreement will be retroactive to the first day of the month in which the department received the written request.
(9) If an agreement cannot be reached, the department will deny the request for modification and must provide the adoptive parent with written notice of the denial and of the right to appeal.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-80-0270, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. § 671-675, RCW 26.33.340, 74.13A.020, 74.13A.030, 74.13A.040, 74.13A.045, 74.13A.047, 74.13A.060, 74.13A.075, 74.13A.085, 74.13A.100, 74.15.020, 45 C.F.R. § 1356.40. WSR 18-14-008, § 388-27-0295, filed 6/21/18, effective 7/22/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. WSR 01-08-045, § 388-27-0295, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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