WSR 97-15-131

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Institutions)

(Public Assistance)

[Filed July 23, 1997, 10:25 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Department of Social and Health Services will be reviewing for possible repeal rules that are obsolete, duplicative, or ambiguous including but not limited to the list shown below. Chapter 275-48 WAC, Payments to persons released from correctional institutions, WAC 275-48-010 Purpose, 275-48-015 Definitions, 275-48-020 Release payment, 275-48-025 Weekly payment, 275-48-030 Eligibility, 275-48-035 Amount--Duration--Disbursement by institution and parole officer, 275-48-040 Termination, 275-48-045 Reinstatement--Reapplication, and 275-48-050 Appeal.

Chapter 275-76 WAC, Adult correctional institutions--Detainer, WAC 275-76-005 Definitions, 275-76-010 Purposes of detainers, 275-76-020 Form of detainers, 275-76-030 Evaluation of detainer request, 275-76-040 Trial or pretrial detainers, 275-76-050 Commitment detainers, 275-76-060 Probation or parole revocation detainers, 275-76-070 Miscellaneous detainers, 275-76-080 Resident to be made available, 275-76-090 Reduced custody programs, 275-76-100 Requested resident on parole, 275-76-110 Transfer of resident to mental hospital, 275-76-120 Recommendation for withdrawal of detainer, 275-76-130 Identification of requesting authority's transferring agency, 275-76-140 Failure of requesting authority to take custody, and 275-76-150 Detainer request by nonsignator of interstate agreement on detain.

Chapter 275-80 WAC, Adult correctional institutions--Visits, WAC 275-80-805 Definitions, 275-80-810 Visits--Purpose, 275-80-815 Visits--Registration, 275-80-840 Personal visits--General, 275-80-842 Personal visits--Who may not visit, 275-80-844 Personal visits--Approved visitor lists, 275-80-846 Personal visits--Alterations to visiting list, 275-80-848 Personal visits--Transfer of resident, 275-80-852 Personal visits--Visiting days and hours, 275-80-854 Personal visits--Hospitalized resident, 275-80-860 Professional visits, 275-80-870 Group visit--General, 275-80-872 Group visit--Arrangements, 275-80-876 Group visit--Conduct, 275-80-878 Group visit--Privacy of residents, 275-80-890 News media visits--General, 275-80-895 News media visits--Limitations, 275-80-900 Exchange of material or items, 275-80-905 Search of visitors, 275-80-910 Notice of search, 275-80-915 Refusal to be searched, 275-80-920 Search and discovery of illegal items, 275-80-925 Denial of visits, 275-80-930 Suspension of visiting rights--Duration, 275-80-935 Appeal of denial of visiting rights, 275-80-940 Exceptions, and 275-80-995 Appendices.

Chapter 275-110 WAC, Impact account--Criminal justice cost reimbursement, WAC 275-110-010 Purpose, 275-110-020 Definitions, 275-110-030 Limitation of funds, 275-110-040 Institutions and eligible impacted political subdivisions, 275-110-050 Maximum allowable reimbursement for law enforcement costs, 275-110-060 Maximum allowable reimbursement for prosecutorial costs, 275-110-070 Maximum allowable reimbursement for judicial costs, 275-110-080 Maximum allowable reimbursement for jail facilities, 275-110-090 Billing procedure, 275-110-100 Exceptions, 275-110-110 Effective date, and 275-110-120 Audits.

Chapter 275-150 WAC, Referendum 37 funding of facilities for the care, training, and rehabilitation of persons with sensory, physical, or mental handicaps, WAC 275-150-010 Purpose, 275-150-020 Definitions, 275-150-030 Administration and allocation of Referendum 37 funds, 275-150-040 Regional needs assessment, 275-150-050 Preliminary proposals and final applications for Referendum 37 funding, 275-150-060 Submission of preliminary proposals, 275-150-070 Review process for preliminary proposals, 275-150-080 Review criteria for preliminary proposals, and 275-150-090 Operation of approved Referendum 37 projects.

WAC 388-14-275 Fifty dollars disregard payment.

Chapter 388-15 WAC, Social services for families, children and adults, WAC 388-15-010 Service goals, 388-15-020 Eligible persons, 388-15-110 Information and referral sources, 388-15-500 Redetermination of service eligibility, 388-15-550 Service delivery, and 388-15-580 Support services.

Chapter 388-21 WAC, Diversity initiative, WAC 388-21-005 Diversity initiative.

Chapter 388-52 WAC, Services involving other agencies, WAC 388-52-150 Vocational rehabilitation services (last amended in 1974), 388-52-155 Vocational rehabilitation services--Training expenses (last amended in 1974), 388-52-160 Comprehensive employment and training program--Definitions, 388-52-163 Comprehensive employment and training program--Services provided, 388-52-166 Comprehensive employment and training program--Participation of recipient, 388-52-169 Treatment of recipient's income from CETA, and 388-52-172 Release of information to prime sponsors of CETA program.

Chapter 388-78 WAC, Support services for assessment and employment and training programs in the family independence program, WAC 388-78-005 General provisions, 388-78-010 Definitions, 388-78-015 Supportive social services, 388-78-020 Self-sufficiency plan, 388-78-100 FIP employment and training requirements, 388-78-120 Grievance procedure and administrative reviews and appeals, 388-78-205 FIP child care, 388-78-210 Standards for child care providers, 388-78-215 Payment standards for child care services, and 388-78-220 Child day care copayments.

Chapter 388-201 WAC, Success through employment program (STEP), WAC 388-201-100 General provisions, 388-201-200 Definitions, 388-201-300 Participation, 388-201-400 Hundred-hour treatment group--Elimination of the one-hundred-hour rule, 388-201-410 Length-of-stay treatment group--Assessment of past AFDC receipt, 388-201-420 Length-of-stay treatment group--Initial length-of-stay grant reductions, 388-201-430 Length-of-stay treatment group--Additional length-of-stay grant reductions, 388-201-440 Length-of-stay treatment group--Redetermination of length-of-stay grant reductions, 388-201-450 Length-of-stay treatment group--Families exempt from length-of-stay grant reductions, 388-201-460 Length-of-stay treatment group--Length-of-stay earned income adjustments, 388-201-470 Length-of-stay treatment group--Advance notice of impending length-of-stay grant reductions, and 388-201-480 Length-of-stay treatment group--Reducing the impact of cumulative length-of-stay grant reductions.

WAC 388-320-400 Petition for rule making--Form, content, and filing, 388-320-410 Petition for rule making--Consideration and disposition, 388-320-470 Subscription to adjudicative orders involving nursing homes, and 388-320-500 Updating mailing lists.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 34.05.010(15), 34.05.210, 74.08.090, E2SHB 1032, section 209 (1997).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules are outdated and/or are no longer necessary for the operation of the department.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Some of the outdated rules for repeal date back to the time when the Department of Corrections was still part of the Department of Social and Health Services.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Social and Health Services invites the public and our stakeholders to contact the staff person listed below, with comments and/or suggested additions to the existing list. This process is part of the department's regulatory reform process, required by executive order from the governor, the agency is examining rules to determine viability.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Leslie Baldwin, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, phone (360) 902-7540, FAX (360) 902-8292, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail lbaldwin@dshs.wa.gov.

July 22, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office