WSR 05-15-094

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 15, 2005, 1:19 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Developmental Disabilities is amending WAC 388-825-254 Service need level rates and 388-825-228 How can short-term intervention services through the family support opportunity program help my family?, to implement ESSB 6090, Section 205 of the 2005-2007 Conference budget.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: ESSB 6090, Section 205 (1)(e) 2005-07 Conference Budget (chapter 518, Laws of 2005), RCW 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These WACs are needed to implement Section 205 (1)(e) - the budgeted allotment for the vendor rate increase (VRI) and the individual provider hourly rate increase for fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2007.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Intermittent. DSHS welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. Contact the person listed below with questions or suggestions, or to be placed on the mailing list to receive further rule-making notices on these rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Shirley Everard, Family Support Program Manager, DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-45310 [98504-5310], phone (360) 725-3444, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail EveraSH@dshs.wa.gov.

July 15, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office