WSR 97-23-082

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Health and Rehabilitative Services Administration)

(Public Assistance)

[Filed November 19, 1997, 11:14 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 388-15-300 Developmental disabilities case services, 388-15-310 Developmental disabilities home (aid) services, 388-15-320 Developmental center services, and 388-15-330 Sheltered workshops.

Purpose: To repeal WACs that are no longer used for the delivery of services to persons with developmental disabilities. These WACs include terms and language which are no longer current nor applicable to serving persons with developmental disabilities. The type of services addressed in these WACs can be found in chapters 275-25 and 275-27 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.09.290.

Statute Being Implemented: Section 209, chapter 409, Laws of 1997 (E2SHB 1032).

Summary: To repeal obsolete rules to comply with Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Chris Coleman, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, (360) 902-8478.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: To repeal WACs that are no longer used for the delivery of services to persons with developmental disabilities. These WACs include terms and language which are no longer current nor applicable to serving persons with developmental disabilities. The type of services addressed in these WACs can be found in chapters 275-25 and 275-27 WAC within the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Repeals the following rules: WAC 388-15-300, 388-15-310, 388-15-320, and 388-15-330.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Does not impact small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This repeal action is exempt under RCW 34.05.328 because it will not change the way the department does business or impact the public.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Toyko Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on December 23, 1997, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistant for persons with disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by December 12, 1997, phone (360) 902-7540, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail pwall@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to and Identify WAC Numbers: Paige Wall, Acting Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, FAX (360) 902-8292, by December 23, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: No sooner than December 24, 1997.

November 19, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

REPEALER

The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:

388-15-300 Developmental disabilities case services.

388-15-310 Developmental disabilities home (AID) services.

388-15-320 Developmental center services.

388-15-330 Sheltered workshops.

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