PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-01-030 What DSHS records are available?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.17.250, 42.17.260, 42.17.300.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules will clarify: Which DSHS records are available to the public by law; which confidential records are not available; how an individual, or an authorized representative, may have access to a confidential record about him/herself; and which public records are available without a public disclosure request.
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 public participation in the development of it's rules. Information about the development of this rule may be obtained by contacting the person listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bernie Freidman, Special Assistant, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45010, Olympia, WA 98504-5010, phone (360) 902-7860, fax (360) 902-7848, e-mail FriedBH@dshs.wa.gov.
May 2, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit