WSR 09-04-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed February 2, 2009, 4:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-827-0115 What are the programmatic eligibility requirements for division of developmental disabilities (DDD)/state supplemental income payment (SSP)?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The DDD plans to amend the eligibility dates for converting state only residential allowances to SSP when there is an ongoing need for a residential allowance. Other policy changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of 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: The department welcomes the public to participate 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 Debbie Roberts, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3400, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail roberdx@dshs.wa.gov.

February 2, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office