PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-825 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities services rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.20.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendment of WAC 388-825-105, 388-825-130, 388-825-145, 388-825-155, and other sections is necessary to conform to RCW 71A.20.080. This proposal would amend the time frames for providing notice to residents of a state residential habilitation center (RHC) being transferred to the community, amend the time frames for requesting appeals by a resident of a state RHC being transferred to the community and amend the period of time that the department must wait before implementing a decision to transfer a resident of a state RHC to the community.
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 welcomes public participation in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 17, 2005 
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit