SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-07-059.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Children's administration -- State supplementary payment program, new chapter 388-25 WAC.
Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East (behind Goodyear Courtesy Tire), Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, on April 5, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than April 6, 2005.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., April 5, 2005.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Fred Swenson, DSHS Rules Consultant, by April 1, 2005, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department was directed by the 2002 Washington state legislature to begin paying an income supplemental, called the state supplementary payment (SSP). The agencies directed by the legislature to participate (ESA, DDD, MAA, ADSA) have not been able to meet the federal requirement for maintenance of effort, so Children's Administration began participation January 1, 2004. The implementation of this program within Children's Administration requires the adoption of new rules within a new subchapter of chapter 388-25 WAC, the Children's Administration state supplementary payment program.
Children's has coordinated rule development with the DSHS Aging and Disability Services Administration, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Economic Services Administration.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To comply with legislative directives and to respond to concerns from the federal Social Security Administration.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.600, 74.04.620, 74.13.031.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 371, Laws of 2002.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Cindy Beckman, Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, (360) 902-7977.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. An SBEIS is not required because these rules do not impact small businesses as described in RCW 19.85.020.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These rules are exempt from this requirement under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii). These DSHS rules relate solely to financial eligibility for services from the DSHS Children's Administration.
February 25, 2005
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3383.3STATE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENT PROGRAM