PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 388-820 WAC, Community residential services and support and other related sections.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of amending these rules is to reflect the correct administrative names as well as correct language changes due to the new HCBS (home and community based services) waiver. In addition, the proposed rules will clarify procedures and requirements.
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 rules. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal 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 Jill Young, Program Manager, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3210, fax (360) 725-3208, TTY 1-800-737-7931, e-mail Youngjk@dshs.wa.gov.
June 18, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit