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Child Welfare Proposed Rules


The Department requests public input on the proposed rule changes described below. Click the links for more information. If you have questions, or if you would like to recieve notices directly by email, please contact the Office of Child Welfare Programs Rules Coordinator by email or at 503-945-6067.

  • Amending rules relating to child welfare

    Public hearing: 12-16-16

    Last day to submit written comments: 12-21-16

  • Relating to Department responsibilities when a child is missing or is a sex trafficking victim

    Public hearing: 12-16-16

    Last day to submit written comments: 12-23-16

  • Implementation of SB 1515 (2016): Click the links below for more information, including rule text showing proposed changes.

    Public hearing: 10-17-16

    Last day to submit written comments: 12-21-16

    - Background Check Unit

    - Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight

    - Office of Child Welfare Programs (includes changes to CPS, Monthly Contact and Monitoring Child Safety, and BRS rules)

    - Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

  • Child Welfare Rule Advisory Committee


    Before a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is filed, the Department convenes a Rule Advisory Committee to review rule changes that may substantially impact the public. (See DHS-010-012) The purpose of a RAC is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to participate in the rule development process. Invitees are selected to ensure that the interests of all persons impacted by proposed rule changes are represented. Although participation in the RAC is limited to invited participants, meetings are open to the public. For more information about RAC meetings, please contact the RAC Administrator.