Align Checklists to Statutes
Align checklist items to specific statutes to help decision-makers understand the source of legal requirements.
Who Can Do This?:
The Problem It Solves
It ensures that decision-makers clearly understand the source of a problem, so they can identify the most effective solution. For example: a landline telephone requirement creates a challenge for many families, as most people are now in mobile-only households. Is it enough to change the requirement, or does the policy behind this requirement need to be updated / modernized?
How To Do This
Create (or pull up) a list of all checklist items.
Identify the legal requirement for each item.
Add the statute number next to each item on the checklist
Look at Washington’s statute-aligned checklist as a starting point.
As time goes on, consider how you might “update” items that are proving challenging to families– it enough to change the requirement, or does the policy need to be changed?
We are still collecting concrete data, but suspect that this:
- Facilitates the modernization of outdated policies
- Enables more effective decision-making
Who’s Doing This?
- Washington’s statute-aligned checklist