WSR 03-08-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitation Services Administration)

[ Filed April 1, 2003, 4:35 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 388-880 WAC, Sexual predator program -- Special commitment -- Escorted leave, and related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 71.09 RCW, including but not limited to RCW 71.09.040 and 71.09.800.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In accordance with RCW 71.09.040(4), the department is amending the evaluation sections of chapter 388-880 WAC, and any related rules, that refer to "evaluations, evaluation criteria, evaluation preparation, and other procedures" to determine if a person meets the definition of a sexually violent predator pursuant to chapter 71.09 RCW.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Coordination with the following agencies in development of this rule: Department of Corrections, Office of the Attorney General, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, Department of Health, the End-of-Sentence Review Board, the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board, and the courts.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS invites the interested public to provide input on the development of these rules. Information about how to participate may be obtained by contacting the department representative below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lee Mosley, Policy Analyst, P.O. Box 88450, Steilacoom, WA 98388-0646, (253) 589-7352, fax 589-7371, moslele@dshs.wa.gov.

April 1, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office