WSR 97-09-110

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

[Filed April 23, 1997, 11:38 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-14-030, dealing with confidentiality requirements and address disclosure.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.23.120(2), 34.05.220(1), section 908 of EBH 3901 PL, signed April 18, 1997.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Under welfare reform, the rules regarding confidentiality, especially regarding address disclosure, are tightened up. DCS' rules need to be brought into conformity with the requirements of federal and state law.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at DCS headquarters prior to June 13, 1997, when DCS intends to file the CR-102 and draft rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Nancy Koptur, DCS Headquarters, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 586-3077, FAX (360) 586-3274, TTY/TDD (360) 753-9122, e-mail nkoptur@dshs.wa.gov.

April 21, 1997

Philip A. Wozniak, Director

Administrative Services

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office