WSR 04-17-104

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 17, 2004, 1:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The voluntary placement program (VPP) is managed by the ADSA Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Chapter 388-826 WAC governs program management. DDD is adding a new section to chapter 388-826 WAC to include the DDD-VPP foster care rate assessment and structure.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.13.350.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules for the VPP were adopted in 2002. A foster care assessment process and rate structure was developed in the program in 2003. Rules for the application of the assessment process and rate structure need to be included in the WAC. RCW 74.13.350 give statutory authority to the VPP and directs the division to adopt rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: At a later date, the department will file a proposed rule and proposed rule-making notice for publication in the Washington State Register, invite public comments, and hold a public hearing. The proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list to receive rule-making notices on this subject, and to anyone who requests the proposal.

If you want to be added to the mailing list, or want information about the development of this rule, please contact the person listed below. This notice and all DSHS rule-making notices, proposed rules and adopted rules are available on the internet at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Linda Gil, Program Manager, DDD-HQ Program Support, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 902-8440, fax (360) 902-8482, e-mail GilLL@dshs.wa.gov.

August 16, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office