WSR 99-07-104

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Management Services Administration)

[ Filed March 23, 1999, 1:38 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-320 WAC, Public records disclosure--Administrative procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.250, 34.05.220.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amend, repeal, or add new sections in chapter 388-320 WAC. The department's public disclosure rules need to be reviewed, updated, and rewritten according to the criteria in the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.

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 of Social and Health Services (DSHS) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rule(s). Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After the rule(s) is drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Edith Rice, Office of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, phone (360) 902-7731, fax (360) 902-8292, TTY (360) 902-8324.

March 10, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office