WSR 04-18-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed August 30, 2004, 3:48 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Licensing requirements for overnight youth shelters, chapter 388-160 WAC: WAC 388-160-0075 What qualifications do I need to care for youth at an overnight youth shelter? and 388-160-0195 When must the department deny, suspend or revoke a license?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Several changes are needed to clarify language in two sections to be consistent with other licensing rules for facilities. The outcome will be clarity and consistency across licensing requirements for facilities regulated by Children's Administration.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health, Washington State Patrol Fire Protection Bureau, and Office of Administrative Hearings. Representative of these agencies will be involved in the rule-making process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. The proposal will be sent to everyone currently on the mailing list, all overnight youth shelters, and anyone requesting a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jean L. Croisant, Rules Coordinator and Licensing Requirements Program Manager, Division of Program and Policy, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, Mailstop 45710, phone (360) 902-7992, fax (360) 902-7903, TTY (360) 902-7906, e-mail loje300@dshs.wa.gov.

August 30, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office