WSR 05-13-128

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Management Services Administration)

[ Filed June 20, 2005, 4:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-01-180 Who should be contacted to review an interpretive or policy statement index, or to get a copy of the documents? and 388-01-190 How can an individual get an index of DSHS significant decisions?; and chapter 388-02 WAC, DSHS hearing rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to amend WAC 388-01-180, 388-01-190, and to adopt a new section of chapter 388-02 WAC. WAC 388-01-180 will be amended to clarify that the department issues and maintains an index of interpretive and policy statements under RCW 42.17.260. WAC 388-01-190 will be amended to clarify the rule, change the stated organization of the index of significant decisions, and add language that paraphrases and references RCW 42.17.260(6). The department also plans to adopt a new section in chapter 388-02 WAC pertaining to the subject matter in WAC 388-01-190.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes public participation in the development of these rules. At a later date, proposed rules will be filed with the Office of the Code Reviser, and the proposal will be sent to those who have requested to receive rule-making notices on this subject. Comments about the proposal will be accepted in writing and at a scheduled public hearing. If you wish to be on a mailing list to receive notices about his rule making, contact Stephanie Schiller, DSHS Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, phone (360) 664-6097, or e-mail schilse@dshs.wa.gov. Contact the person listed below if you have questions or suggestions about the development of this rule or if you want to comment on the draft language of the rule before it is proposed and filed.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brian Lindgren, Administrator for Rules, Appeals and Certification Services, P.O. Box 45803, Olympia, WA 98504-5803, phone (360) 664-6093, fax (360) 664-6185, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail lindgbh@dshs.wa.gov.

June 16, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office