WSR 97-13-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed June 18, 1997, 11:55 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Boarding home licensing fees, WAC 246-316-990.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110, and 43.20B.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: An increase in boarding home fees is necessary for the department to meet requirements directed by 1997 legislation, chapter 392, Laws of 1997. The department has received authority to exceed I-601 limits to fully fund program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will document cost of implementing chapter 392, Laws of 1997 and determine fees. All interested parties wishing to participate in the drafting process may contact the Department of Health at the address listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jennell Prentice, Rules Coordinator, Facilities and Services Licensing, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, FAX (360) 705-6654, e-mail Internet address jzp0303@hub.doh.wa.gov.

June 18, 1997

Bruce Miyahara

Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office