WSR 03-22-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed November 5, 2003, 10:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revisions to chapter 388-61A WAC to clarify (1) confidentiality requirements; (2) fire safety requirements for shelter homes; and (3) appeal rights.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.123.030, 70.123.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules are proposed to clarify several sections of the existing rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: We will consult with the Washington State Patrol (Fire Protection Bureau), the Attorney General's Office, and other individuals and groups having experience and knowledge of the problems affecting victims of domestic violence in the review and revision of these rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Children's Administration will consult and work with stakeholders and others (see above) to develop the revised rules. The rules will be distributed generally for review and comment before finalization.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may ask to participate in the consultation and review process by contacting Susan Hannibal, DSHS Program Manager, at (206) 923-4910 or by e-mail at hsus300@dshs.wa.gov. In addition, interested parties will have an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed rules in writing, by electronic mail, telephone, and to offer testimony in the public hearing process.

November 4, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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