PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0015 Need standards for cash assistance.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.770, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule needs to be changed, as it contains need standards for cash assistance programs, and DSHS is required under RCW 74.04.770 to establish standards of need for cash assistance programs on an annual basis. These standards are based on studies of actual living costs for basic 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: 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 by contacting Amber Gillum, Policy Analyst, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4612, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail email@example.com.
August 16, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit