PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
(Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is creating a new section in chapter 388-865 WAC and repealing sections in the same chapter that pertain to certification fees for mental health treatment programs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20B.110, 43.135.055, and 71.24.035.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Under the 2011-13 omnibus operating budget (2ESHB 1087), the department must establish licensing and certification fees at an amount adequate to reimburse costs for its certification and regulation activities for approved mental health treatment programs. The fees are necessary to support the costs for the review and approval of treatment programs.
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. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Kathy Sayre, Rules Manager, P.O. Box 45320, Olympia, WA 98504-5320, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 725-9960, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25, 2011
Katherine I. Vasquez