PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-825 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities service rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department intends to repeal rules relating to the family support program which have been replaced by chapter 388-832 WAC, Individual and family services program.
The department also intends to make revisions to this chapter to clarify language and update sections for consistency with other WAC chapters.
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: The department coordinates its rules with and receives approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the administration of waivers under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 4, 2009
Stephanie E. Schiller