PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-310 WAC, WorkFirst, and related WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 78.08A.340, 74.04.050 and 74.04.057.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are being amended by the Division of Employment and Assistance Programs to simplify sanction, Child SafetyNet, and time limit extension policies.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Department of Social and Health Services (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 proposed [rules] 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 Brent Low, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-4580, phone (360) 413-3015, fax (360) 413-3495, e-mail email@example.com.
August 18, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit