PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopting new chapters within Title 388 WAC. Amending and repealing sections in chapters 388-72A and 388-71 WAC. Other WAC chapters may be opened, as needed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: New WAC chapters and rules are required to phase out rules that no longer apply, due to the implementation of CARE (comprehensive assessment reporting and evaluation). In addition, ADSA will be reorganizing, amending, and streamlining rules to ensure that all rules are current and clear. Policy changes that arise during this time will be incorporated into this rule making.
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. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the Office of Code Reviser with a 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 Brooke Buckingham, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3213, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail email@example.com.
September 20, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit