PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-27-0120, 388-27-0130, 388-27-0135, 388-27-0155, 388-27-0160, 388-27-0165, 388-27-0175, 388-27-0190, 388-27-0195, 388-27-0200, 388-27-0210, 388-27-0215, 388-27-0220, and related sections. Repealing WAC 388-27-0225, 388-27-0235, 388-27-0240, 388-27-0245, 388-27-0270, and related sections.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.13.031.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Purpose is to comply with legislative directions to control rate and reimbursement decisions with families adopting special needs children by maximizing use of federal funds. Rules must also be consistent with federal law (42 U.S.C. 671 - 675).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Health and Human Services Title IV-E, Adoption Assistance Program.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. DSHS welcomes the public to take part in review of the rules to make recommendations for revisions. Public meetings will be held at yet to be announced locations. Contact person is Lonnie Locke, Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-7932, fax (360) 902-7903.
May 20, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit