WSR 97-13-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)

[Filed June 18, 1997, 10:41 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation plans to repeal chapter 490-500 WAC in its entirety and implement a new chapter relating to vocational rehabilitation services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.29 RCW, RCW 74.29.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Need to adopt and implement newly published code of federal regulations governing the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Department of Services for the Blind (DSB), and Rehabilitation Advisory Council (RAC) will participate through review and comment.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is planning to schedule public meetings and send mailings to solicit feedback on proposed WAC changes.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kelly Boston, Program Manager, (360) 438-8026; Phyllis Hansen, Program Manager, (360) 438-8047; Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 45340, Olympia, WA 98504, 1-800-637-5627 (V/TTY).

June 18, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office